Berrien Springs, MI asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Michigan

Q: I was stopped because of move over violation. Did not get the ticket. Will he charge me because it is misdemeanor

Officer said that I probably did not know why he stopped me, but in Michigan it is a serious offence, a misdemeanor, if I do not change the lane or slow down when police car is on the side of the road. I said that I am sorry and I rally did not know about that law. He did not give me any ticket but he asked for my driver license and wrote down my name in his notebook. I was wondering if he might press the charges since this is a misdemeanor, even if he did not give me any ticket. I forgot to ask him about that. Thanks.

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Jasmine D. Rippy

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Detroit, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle is a misdemeanor in Michigan punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 and/or imprisonment for up to 90 days. If the officer didn’t give you a ticket, then you got a break.

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