Typically, when many people receive a traffic ticket in Washtenaw County, they don’t hire an attorney. Instead, they pay the fine. There are certain circumstances however when it is beneficial to hire a traffic attorney.
If you have recently received a traffic ticket or are charged with a traffic crime in the Washtenaw County area I invite you to contact me for a consultation. Hiring an experienced traffic attorney can result in obtaining a favorable plea bargain in which no or fewer points are added to your driver’s record and less impact on your vehicle insurance premiums. I provide legal representation to Washtenaw County residents cited with the following traffic offenses and infractions:
- Excessive Speeding
- Hit and Run / Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Driving While Intoxicated
- Driving with an Suspended/Revoked License
- Careless and Reckless Driving
- Moving Violations
- Improper Lane Change
- Fleeing and Eluding
- Failure to Stop at a Red Light
- Failure to Stop for a School Bus
- Manslaughter or Negligent Homicide Involving a Motor Vehicle
Traffic Ticket/Offense Violation Driver’s License Points
If you are found responsible or convicted of violating a Michigan traffic law you will be subject to fines and penalties as well as assessment of points on your driving record. Each traffic violation has a point value and will remain on your record for up to two years after the date of conviction.
- Six Points
- Manslaughter, negligent homicide, or other felony involving use of a motor vehicle.
- Operating under the influence of liquor or drugs.
- Failing to stop and give identification at the scene of a crash.
- Reckless driving.
- Unlawful bodily alcohol content of 0.08 or more.
- Refusal to take a chemical test.
- Fleeing or eluding a police officer.
- Four Points
- Drag racing.
- Operating while visibly impaired.
- Under age 21 with any bodily alcohol content.
- 16 mph or more over the legal speed limit.
- Failure to yield/show due caution for emergency vehicles.
- Three Points
- Careless driving
- Disobeying a traffic signal or stop sign or improper passing
- 11 through 15 mph over the legal speed limit
- Failure to stop at railroad crossing
- Failure to stop for a school bus or for disobeying a school crossing guard
- Two Points
- 10 mph or less over the legal speed limit
- Open alcohol container in vehicle
- All other traffic law moving violations
- Refusal of Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) by anyone under age 21
If you have received a traffic ticket or committed a traffic offense/crime that is detrimental to your driving record or can result in a conviction and possible jail time, I invite you to contact me for a consultation. I can be reached directly by calling 734-274-6567 or by email. Don’t feel pressured into paying a traffic ticket or pleading guilty to a motor vehicle offense. Doing so can result in costly points and/or a conviction remaining permanently on your criminal record.