In the article Drag Racing in Michigan, we have discussed the basic legalities of drag racing in Michigan. We have discussed the basic law and some questions.
In this article, we continue our discussion about drag racing in Michigan and talk about some answers to common questions. Let us begin.
What is the penalty for drag racing in Michigan?
The penalty for drag racing in Michigan is jail time of up to 93 days and probation of up to 2 years. Individuals would also receive 4 traffic record points, points, and costs. There is also the possibility of vehicle forfeiture that individuals would have to face.
What evidence would the police use in my case of drag racing in Michigan?
The law gives the police the advantage of creating a presumption that whenever there are two or more cars that travel together more than the speed limit, it is a common starting point. This presumption means that you need a good lawyer to make sure that your rights will be protected and the case will be made in your favor.
What can the police legally do in case I am caught drag racing in Michigan?
Generally, you should expect that the police can legally file criminal charges against you. The police may seize and take possession of a vehicle that is believed to be used for drag racing. The police can also seize the vehicle at the time of the incident.
If the police and the prosecutor would seize the vehicle, they can seek to have the court forfeit the vehicle and sell the car at the auction.
The court does not have to agree that there be a forfeiture.
What if my vehicle was seized when I am caught drag racing in Michigan?
If you are caught drag racing in Michigan, you should be prepared for your vehicle to get seized. Unfortunately, even the proceeds of the seizure and forfeiture will redound back to the government and you do not get to keep it.
What can I do to my vehicle after I am caught drag racing in Michigan?
You can always make sure that your vehicle will be returned to you. Your lawyer from Haque Legal can petition the court to have the vehicle returned to you so that you can use it in the meantime.
Unfortunately, the limit on the use of the vehicle must be emphasized. You cannot, and should not, sell the vehicle as it is still considered the subject of litigation.
A person who knowingly hides, sells, gives away, or otherwise transfers the title of a vehicle with the intent to avoid forfeiture is guilty of a misdemeanor. The penalty for the misdemeanor is a maximum sentence of up to 1 year in jail.
What if the vehicle that I am caught drag racing in Michigan in is a lease?
If the vehicle is a lease, the court may order that it be returned to the lessor.
Keep in mind that drag racing remains in your record forever. You should make sure that you hire a lawyer and a legal team that can prevent your record from getting tainted forever.
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