Detroit, MI asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan

Q: I received a running red light ticket but the name on the ticket is not mine it's the owner of the vehicles do i pay it

I am listed as a licensed driver under the insurance of the vehicle the ticket is not in my name it is the name of the registered owner of the vehicle that was not even in the vehicle with me.

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2 Lawyer Answers

Frank B. Ford

  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Dearborn Heights, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You need to contact the police department that issued the ticket, and ask them to dismiss the ticket and re-write it in your name. If you just pay it, the other person will get points on their record that they don't deserve. In being honest about it, you may actually help yourself by getting the police or prosecutor to give you some kind of a break. Do the right thing. Sincerely, Frank B. Ford

Jasmine D. Rippy

  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Eastpointe, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: I agree with previous counsel. You should contact the police department that issued the ticket and ask them to re-write the ticket in your name. If your driving record is decent, there's a good chance of getting the ticket reduced to a zero-point infraction. A traffic lawyer would be able to help you with this.

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