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Depending on the state, traffic laws and the penalties associated with them will vary. In Michigan, fines for disobeying traffic laws can vary greatly depending on the offense. Although which offenses are punishable will not generally vary from city to city, there may be differences in the fines and penalties associated with the offense. For example, according to 14A District Court (www.14adistrictcourt.org), the following is the fee schedule for non-limited access speeding violations:
- Speeding 1-5 mph over the limit – $120.00 and 2 points
- Speeding 6-10 mph over the limit – $130.00 and 2 points
- Speeding 11-15 mph over the limit – $140.00 and 3 points
- Speeding 16-20 mph over the limit – $160.00 and 4 points
- Speeding 21-25 mph over the limit – $180.00 and 4 points
- Speeding 26-30 mph over the limit – $220.00 and 4 points
According to the 52-1 District Court in Novi, the same offenses have the following fees associated with them:
- Speeding 1-5 mph over the limit – $115.00 and 2 points
- Speeding 6-10 mph over the limit – $125.00 and 2 points
- Speeding 11-15 mph over the limit – $130.00 and 3 points
- Speeding 16-20 mph over the limit – $140.00 and 4 points
- Speeding 21-25 mph over the limit – $150.00 and 4 points
- Speeding 26-30 mph over the limit – $160.00 and 4 points
Despite the difference in fees, the rules still stay the same making it important that you, as an informed motorist, learn the laws regarding traffic in your state. The excuse that you didn’t know, will rarely get you very far in a court of law.
Dealing With Traffic Law
While we may go through our entire life without a problem, most of us will at some point, face some issue in regard to a traffic violation. Whether it is from parking in the wrong spot, speeding or something more serious like drinking and driving, if you are facing being charged with an infraction or a crime, it is your job to know what you need or would like to do and if a lawyer could benefit you.
Like other types of law, traffic law can be confusing and when it comes time to pay the fine and admit guilt or go to court, a good traffic lawyer in Ypsilanti may be just what you need. If you plead guilty and pay a fine for something serious, you may face not only points and fees but even suspension of your license or loss of your license completely. While punishments like this are generally limited to quite serious offenses, even something you think is small may cost you thousands in insurance premiums throughout the span of your life.
If you are concerned about a ticket you have received and are not sure what you should do, Wolverine Law works in traffic law in Ypsilanti Michigan and can help you. If you would like more information on how we can help you with issues regarding traffic law, contact us today by phone at 734.481.8911 or contact us online here. Do not try to face the law on your own, let Wolverine Law be there to help you.
On December 31, 2010, a new Michigan law (MCL 257.320d) went into effect. This law permits individuals to attend traffic school to avoid certain minor traffic tickets from getting reported to insurance companies. Like any law, however, there are certain requirements that must be met. First, you must have a valid, unrestricted, unsuspended, and non-revoked license with less than three points on your record. Second, the ticketed driver must not have been driving a commercial vehicle nor be licensed as a commercial driver. Third, the ticket cannot be for any misdemeanor offense. Fourth, the violation carries less than four points. Fifth, the ticketed individual must not have received more than one moving violation arising out of the same incident. Sixth, the ticket cannot be for failing to stop for a school bus or for violating a governor imposed emergency speed limit. Finally, the ticketed individual must not have received another eligible ticket within 60 days and must not have ever previously obtained the benefit of this law. The Secretary of State has taken the position that the ticket also must have been received on or after December 31, 2010 to be eligible. However, the law does not on its face seem to support the Secretary of State’s position and it is likely that this issue will be litigated at some point in the future.
If an individual is eligible for this state program, that person will receive a letter from the Secretary of State at the address listed on the individual’s driver’s license. The letter will state that if the individual completes a driver improvement course which has been approved by the State, and provides proof that he/she has successfully completed the course within 60 days of the letter, the points and ticket will not be reported to the individual’s insurance carrier. The Secretary of State will keep a record of individuals who have completed the basic driver improvement course so that no person can use this law a second time. Therefore, subsequent moving violations will be reported to insurance companies.