Detroit, MI asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan

Q: Can I get a ticket since all the secretary of state offices are closed?

I just purchased a motorcycle as a daily driver as it was the only thing I could find that I could afford. I filled out the title and got insurance on it, but I can't get title transferred, get it registered, get it plated, or get my motorcycle endorsement due to everything being closed. I have to go to work in order to live. Can I get ticketed or go to jail for driving without having any of that stuff?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Mark Bredow
Mark Bredow
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Under Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-78, law enforcement officials are not

permitted to arrest any person or impound any vehicles as a result of vehicle registration,

driver’s license, or chauffeur’s license that expired between February 1, and June 30, 2020.

If you have significant concerns with this, we recommend contacting your local law

enforcement agency at their non-emergency number for further guidance.

Be sure that your operator's license is valid and the vehicle is insured properly and you have both your DL and Proof of Insurance with you.

Please also go to the Secretary of State's website here for additional information on the Covid-19 closure policies:

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