Receiving a traffic ticket in Michigan is a serious matter with real consequences. In addition to the Court fine, you could be subject to points being assessed on your driving record and even a suspension of your driving privileges. In Michigan, each time you are convicted of a traffic violation points may be posted to your driver record. Under Michigan’s point system, each traffic violation has a point value, which is set by law in the Michigan Vehicle Code. Points are placed on your driver record only after you have been convicted or found guilty of or responsible for a civil infraction. Points placed on your driver record remain there for two years from the date of conviction. What makes it worse is that the conviction typically stays on your driving record for seven years. That is why it is so critical to hire a lawyer immediately when you receive a traffic ticket.
Garmo & Kiste, PLC
50 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 240
Troy, Michigan 48084
Toll Free Telephone: (877) 406-6906
Local Telephone: (248) 398-7100
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In addition to the Court fines and even a possible suspension of your driving privileges, you can expect your insurance premiums for your vehicle to increase when you have been convicted of a traffic violation. In Michigan you must maintain insurance for your vehicle or else you can be charged with criminal misdemeanor for not doing so.