Royal Oak, MI asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan

Q: 257.653(1)(B). Misdemeanor: failed to yield to emergency vehicle. Am I going to get the max penalty?

Police officer arrives at intersection with visible and audible sirens. During this, I passed a green light in a 4 way intersection but stopped near police vehicle. Emergency response passed at my back soon after I passed. This is my 1st offense. Would I get a maximum of a $500 fine and 30 days jail?

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Likely not. Although you should certainly consult with a local attorney. It is very possible to achieve a more pleasant result through skillful negotiation with the prosecutor.

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