Detroit, MI asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan

Q: I got a warning charge that has the “citation” and “warning” boxes checked next to it. Do I need to pay for the fine?

So the ticket was originally for an illegal turn. He made it for impeding traffic and on the line directly below it, is the illegal turn violation with its own fine and 2 points. I asked if my insurance would increase and he said no because it’s just a warning and I need to pay the impeding traffic fine. If it was just a warning why is the citation box also checked next to it? I enter the ticket information online so I could pay it, and it listed the impeding traffic violation and it’s fine, along with the warning, it’s fine, and 2 points on my license. I think I should go to court and explain how that was suppose to be an actual warning without any penalty, and the ticket is just for impeding traffic.

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Frank B. Ford
Frank B. Ford
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Dearborn Heights, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: I agree that you need to get an explanation about this ticket. Maybe you can call the court and get clarification, but be sure you comply with the time limit stated on the ticket to formally respond to the ticket. If you can't get a satisfactory explanation, request an Informal Hearing and speak with the officer on the date of that hearing. An attorney could possibly resolve the question, just by looking at the ticket, perhaps with no fee. Sincerely, Frank B. Ford

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