In the state of Michigan, there is a long list of different types of traffic violations. Each year, thousands of drivers in the state are given tickets for breaking traffic laws. The scope of traffic violations ranges from minor civil violations, misdemeanor charges & felonies. You may just have to pay a fine, while others lose their driving privileges or go to jail.
Traffic Violations Include (but are not limited to):
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Reckless driving
- Suspended or revoked license
- Driving without insurance
- Driving with an expired registration
- All moving violations & etc.
With lighter traffic violations, often an individual will pay the fine and go on with their lives without considering the many benefits of legal counsel. It is recommended to reach out to an experienced traffic violations attorney, so you can protect yourself. Especially if the traffic violation is considered serious & the fines are steep, you could lose your license, or go to jail.
Fines, Points & Hiked Insurance Rates
When you plead guilty or are found guilty, the violation goes on your record. Not only does this likely cause your insurance premiums to increase, but you also risk losing your driving privileges. When a traffic violation is added to your driving record:
- Michigan adds points to your license that remains for 2 years
- If you accumulate 12 points during this time, your license is suspended
- You must schedule, prepare, and pay for reexamination before your license is reinstate
- Your auto insurance company can drop you for excessive points or a suspended license, and it may be difficult and expensive when you reapply for coverage
Losing your license could be a serious setback if you need to drive for school, work & family. The best way to avoid losing your license is not to acquire points in the first place. We can help you avoid points and retain your driving privileges.
Anything that potentially can scar your driving record is unwanted and can be detrimental for your future. An important factor to consider when faced with a traffic violation is that, even though you have been issued a ticket, you are not necessarily guilty. To increase your possibility of effectively contesting the ticket in court, then contact The Law Offices of Mais & Sible Attorneys at Law.
Traffic Ticket Lawyers Serving All of Southwestern Michigan
The Law Office of Mais & Sible, Attorneys at Law has over 30 combined years of experience in traffic violations defense and a highly favorable success record. We want to help you contest your traffic violation and potentially reduce any fines, DMV points, if not avoid a criminal conviction completely.