Michigan Out Of State Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Welcome to Michigan Out Of State Traffic Ticket Attorneys. Are you an out-of-state driver who was pulled over in Michigan? Michigan’s driving record, point system is not unlike that of many other states. Each traffic offense carries a certain number of points depending on the severity of the offense. In Michigan, a driver with twelve points within a two-year period is required to be reexamined. A license suspension may also be ordered. Any driver with more than twelve points in a two-year period automatically gets their license suspended.

Traffic Violations

Most traffic offenses are civil infractions. Drivers may plead either “responsible” or “not responsible.” If a driver in Michigan chooses to challenge the citation, he must notify the court and an informal hearing will be set up. A driver may hire an attorney to handle these matters, and often times a request for a formal hearing will be made. No formal hearings will be scheduled unless a request is made to the court. If you decide to challenge a traffic ticket, it is important to hire an experienced attorney as attorneys are skilled negotiators who will attempt to bargain for a citation without points. Also, as an out-of-state driver, it will save you time and money by having an attorney represent you at such hearings instead of attending them yourself. Our office is experienced in handling such matters, give us a call at 586-268-2400.

Out of State License Suspension

The ability to drive is one of the most important, and perhaps most often taken for granted, privileges we have in the world today. You might, however, find yourself in a situation where those privileges have been suspended. What should one do if they run into driving problems outside of his or her home state?  Just like any other license, it can only be taken away by the entity that issued the license. That means, if you aren’t from the state of Michigan, then the Michigan secretary of state does not have the authority to suspend your license, even if you get into trouble within the state. This does not mean, however, that there are no consequences for getting into traffic trouble, or that traffic matters in the state can be ignored if you aren’t a resident. While no state can suspend a license issued by another state, a state can suspend driving privileges within that state, so if you get into traffic trouble in Michigan and ignore it, the secretary of state can suspend your ability to drive in Michigan. Furthermore, the secretary of state can report those traffic matters to your home state, which may in turn result in your home state suspending your driver’s license. This means that whenever you get into traffic trouble, no matter where it is, it is never a good idea to just forget about it. If you’re out of state, and have a traffic matter in Michigan, you’re going to want to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you get the matter resolved favorably.

MI Accident

The offense charged in a traffic ticket is in the discretion of the issuing police officer. What a police officer chooses to charge one with is dependent on the surrounding facts and circumstances.

How many points?

The Michigan Vehicle Code controls the number of points to be assessed for a particular traffic violation. What follows is a list of common traffic violations. Please take note that different jurisdictions in Michigan may treat like offenses differently. So, the fine and points assessed in Sterling Heights, Michigan may be different from that assessed in Detroit, Michigan. Check the district court’s website indicated on the citation you receive to get a clear idea of the penalty for your offense in that particular jurisdiction.

(a) Manslaughter, negligent homicide, or a
felony resulting from the operation of a motor
vehicle, ORV, or snowmobile……………………….6 points

(b) A violation of section 601b(2) or (3),
601c(1) or (2), or 653a(3) or (4) or, beginning
October 31, 2010, a violation of section 601d……….6 points

(c) A violation of section 625(1), (4), (5),
(7), or (8), section 81134 or 82127(1) of the
natural resources and environmental protection act,
1994 PA 451, MCL 324.81134 and 324.82127, or a law or
ordinance substantially corresponding to section
625(1), (4), (5), (7), or (8), or section 81134
or 82127(1) of the natural resources and
environmental protection act, 1994 PA 451,
MCL 324.81134 and 324.82127……………………….6 points

(d) Failing to stop and disclose identity
at the scene of an accident when required by law…….6 points

(e) Operating a motor vehicle in violation
of section 626…………………………………..6 points

(f) Fleeing or eluding an officer……………..6 points

(g) A violation of section 627(9) pertaining
to speed in a work zone described in that section
by exceeding the lawful maximum by more than
15 miles per hour………………………………..5 points

(h) A violation of any law other than the
law described in subdivision (g) or ordinance
pertaining to speed by exceeding the lawful
maximum by more than 15 miles per hour……………..4 points

(i) A violation of section 625(3) or (6),
section 81135 or 82127(3) of the natural
resources and environmental protection act,
1994 PA 451, MCL 324.81135 and 324.82127,
or a law or ordinance substantially corresponding
to section 625(3) or (6) or section 81135
or 82127(3) of the natural resources and
environmental protection act, 1994 PA 451,
MCL 324.81135 and 324.82127……………………….4 points

(j) A violation of section 626a or a law
or ordinance substantially corresponding to
section 626a…………………………………….4 points

(k) A violation of section 653a(2)…………….4 points

(l) A violation of section 627(9) pertaining
to speed in a work zone described in that section
by exceeding the lawful maximum by more than 10

but not more than 15 miles per hour………………..4 points

(m) Beginning October 31, 2010, a
moving violation resulting in an at-fault
collision with another vehicle, a person,
or any other object………………………………4 points

(n) A violation of any law other than the
law described in subdivision (l) or ordinance
pertaining to speed by exceeding the lawful
maximum by more than 10 but not more than 15
miles per hour or careless driving in violation
of section 626b or a law or ordinance substantially
corresponding to section 626b……………………..3 points

(o) A violation of section 627(9) pertaining
to speed in a work zone described in that section
by exceeding the lawful maximum by 10 miles per
hour or less…………………………………….3 points

(p) A violation of any law other than the law
described in subdivision (o) or ordinance
pertaining to speed by exceeding the lawful maximum
by 10 miles per hour or less………………………2 points

(q) Disobeying a traffic signal or stop sign,
or improper passing………………………………3 points

(r) A violation of section 624a, 624b, or
a law or ordinance substantially corresponding to
section 624a or 624b……………………………..2 points

(s) A violation of section 310e(4) or (6) or
a law or ordinance substantially corresponding to
section 310e(4) or (6)……………………………2 points

(t) All other moving violations pertaining to
the operation of motor vehicles reported under
this section…………………………………….2 points

(u) A refusal by a person less than 21 years of
age to submit to a preliminary breath test required
by a peace officer under section 625a………………2 points

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