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Traffic Tickets

If you have received a Traffic Ticket in Michigan, do not “just pay it” without talking to a qualified Traffic Attorney. If you “just pay it” without having a court hearing, there is a good possibility that points will automatically go on your driving record and your insurance costs will substantially increase. Depending on your case, our office can keep points off of your driving record or save you from a possible Driver’s License Suspension.  Our office is dedicated to helping our clients with all Traffic matters and it is always our goal to obtain the best possible result in every case.  With that in mind, it is very important to discuss your matter with a qualified Traffic Attorney before paying any Ticket or going to court. Some of the most common Traffic Tickets are for:

  • Speeding
  • Careless Driving
  • Reckless Driving
  • Defective Equipment
  • Red Light
  • Stop Sign
  • Amber/Caution Light
  • Driving While License Suspended
  • Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident
  • Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident
  • Driving While License Expired
  • No Proof of Insurance
  • Driving in Unsafe Manner
  • Fail to Signal
  • Fail to Stop Assured Clear Distance
  • Fail to Stop for School Bus
  • Fail to Stop Leaving a Private Drive
  • Following Too Close
  • Improper Lane Use
  • Improper Passing
  • Right Turn on Red Without Stopping
  • Driving the Wrong Way on a One Way Lane
  • Avoid Traffic Control Device
  • Drove through Barricade
  • Disobeying Traffic Sign
  • Ignoring Yield Sign
  • Improper Turn
  • No Turn on Red
  • Prohibited Turn
  • Failing to Yield the Right of Way
  • Expired Plates
  • Improper Plates
  • Improper Registration Tags
  • Driving in Unsafe Manner for Conditions
  • Operating While Intoxicated

There are many other Traffic Tickets not listed above which we can help you with. Regardless of what the Ticket is for, most Traffic Tickets carry points which are added on to your driving record. The accumulation of points on your driving record has a lasting effect on your auto insurance payments and can also result in the suspension of your driver’s license. A common misconception is that anyone can just walk into court and ask “to just pay the fine and not get any points.” A few years ago, the Michigan Legislature enacted laws which took this power away from judges and magistrates. Therefore, a judge or magistrate does not have control over the addition or subtraction of points on your driving record. The points are determined and added to your record solely by the Secretary of State depending on the violation.  As you know, nobody wants the points on their record.

If you’ve received any kind of a Traffic Ticket or Arrest anywhere in Michigan, contact our office today.  We can help!