At the Clark Law Office, our Michigan traffic ticket attorneys have 30 years experience dealing with all types of traffic violations and tickets. Although you may think a traffic offense is not a big deal, they should not be taken lightly. With the current traffic points system being utilized in Michigan, every point counts against you and you are getting closer to facing potentially negative consequences such as license suspensions, revocations, and even driver’s responsibility fees. In addition, your car insurance provider will assuredly raise your payments due to your new driving record and increased points on your license. Michigan drivers with 7 or more points are forced to pay a yearly driver respnsibility fee. Getting your license restored is a timely and expensive process and with today’s fast paced world not having a license isn’t an option.
How Many Points Do You Receive For Various Traffic Violations in Michigan?
Each offense carries it’s own penalty, but the point totals can range from a simple two point ticket or up to a 6 point ticket. Here is a rundown of the most common ticketable offenses and the corresponding points penalty.
Speeding 10 MPH or less over the legal limit (2 points)
Open alcohol container found in the vehicle (2 points)
Refusal of a preliminary breath test (2 points)
Careless Driving (3 Points)
Speeding 11-15 MPH over the legal limit (3 points)
Failure to stop for a school bus (3 Points)
Operating while visibly impaired (4 points)
Speeding 16 MPH or more over the legal limit (4 points)
Reckless driving (6 points)
Felony involving the use of a motor vehicle (6 points)
Fleeing from a police officer (6 points)
Blood alcohol content of .08 or higher (6 points)
Refusual to take a chemical test (6 points)
Why Do You Need a Michigan Traffic Lawyer?
Most people simply pay the ticket when they receive a Michigan traffic violation. Although this may take care of the situation in the short term, most times you are better off by hiring an experienced attorney who regularly deals with the local prosecutors and judges. The Clark Law Office has handled all types of traffic tickets in numerous counties in Michigan. We know Michigan traffic law and we can use our knowledge to help you. Just because you recieved a traffic violation doesn’t mean that you are guilty, instead if you choose to pay the ticket you are admitting guilt. Don’t let your license get taken away or let your insurance rates go up, we can help.