Getting traffic tickets in Michigan is not just about paying the penalty. Once you are pulled over it will already form part of your permanent record and it will affect not just your wallet or your finances at the time that you got caught but it would affect all of the other aspects of your life and drive in the state of Michigan.
With that in mind, we always want our readers to know about the effects of decisions that they should prevent.
Let us talk about the effects of getting traffic tickets in Michigan.
One of the common effects of getting a traffic ticket on your name is that you have to pay a fine. Defining the ticket depends primarily on a lot of factors such as your records or your violation in itself, They are not mutually exclusive violations and records such that if you are a first-time offender your violation and your penalty would be less. This is a common mistake that people think.
For example in the case of speeding the fine would be based not on your records only but on the exceeding speed that you have over the speed limit. You need to make sure that you will have the right attitude when dealing with the court if you are planning to contest a fine based on the exceeding speed that you have had over the speed limit.
This is why we are very specific when it comes to our clients and what they want to happen when they contest speeding tickets. At our law firm, we believe that even traffic tickets in Michigan should not be something that is taken lightly and taken without any consideration. This is why we always ask a lot of our clients to tell us about the records and be honest with them. We are always on your side.
Traffic Ticket Points
Other than the heavy fines and penalties that you have to pay when you are caught in violation of a traffic rule or standard in the state of Michigan you also have to accept the fact that Michigan has a Michigan points system that is designed to identify your poor driving habits.
If you think that a simple fine or penalty is very easy to pay when getting away with your traffic ticket is not a problem you have to accept the reality that Michigan’s point system is going to hurt you in the future.
In the state of Michigan, there are point values that are associated with every traffic ticket and these values go up depending on the severity of your violation. For example in the case of speeding when you speed at a certain level you may only have a one-point violation but if you exceed the threshold you will have to face a 4-point violation.
What is the effect of the moving violation?
Having a moving violation on your record is not going to be good because it will remain on your driving record for at least two years from the date of conviction.
Keep in mind or take note of the fact that we use the word conviction here because once you are given a traffic ticket you have to face court because of the moving violation. The moving violation in the traffic ticket or two very different aspects of your driving life in the state of Michigan.
You cannot be given a traffic ticket for a violation and not have a moving violation that would give you a day in court.
Can I remove moving violations from my record?
Moving violations can be removed from your record. Generally, they would remain on your driving record for two years from the date of your conviction but you can have them removed when you complete the basic driver improvement course.
The basic driver improvement course is a course offered in the state of Michigan for drivers who want a clean slate and who want to make sure that all of their moving violations will be removed from the record. This is one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that you should not let get away because Michigan drivers will only be allowed to take the scores once in their lifetime.
Can I contest the ticket when in the moving violation hearing?
Yes, you can contest your ticket and we always tell our clients that questioning why you were pulled over and the ticket is a good idea if you were sure that you are innocent.
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Now that you know some facts about getting traffic tickets in the State of Michigan, it is time to get down to it. If you require a lawyer who can assist you with ensuring that you protect your rights to your property, it is important to know that you also have a team that can help you out with your specific needs.
Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that those who are innocent will be protected by the law and the full extent of justice will be used.
The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.
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