The ticket has a date, or a certain number of days, in which to respond. It is inserted about three quarters of the way down the main part of the ticket. It is on a line that starts "Appearance date on or before _______" There should be a set of instructions that are titled "Civil Infraction -...Read more »
My mom was in her middle lane to turn left and there was another person across the road also in their middle lane to turn left. When traffic was clear, she went ahead to turn left but the guy turned out of his lane and went onto the main road and hit her. She got a ticket for failing to yield right... Read more »
My son bought a truck in Wisconsin. He was under the impression from the man that it'd b fine 2 drive the truck home 2 Michigan from Wisconsin.& then insure & register it. Well he got pulled over on the way home. He got a ticket 4 no registrarion & no insurance. They marked the registration as a... Read more »
I doubt that he is going to get jail time. He needs to fully explain the circumstances of the incident when he sees the prosecutor and the judge. He should have a dated receipt for buying the truck, to show he had just bought the vehicle. He should have photos of it in its disassembled...Read more »
I received a ticket for failure to stop with assured clear distance because I rear-ended a car as we both prepared to stop for a stop sign while both slowly exiting a parking lot to a local road. This resulted in a very small dent in the other car (
I have got a ticket for failed to stop within a clear distance and have no proof of insurance as well. I was driving my friends car and his car does not have insurance. What's my best option how fine, points will I get?? It was very minor accident like just small dent on the car which I crashed... Read more »
It snows in Michigan and you are supposed to be going slowly enough that you can stop without hitting anyone--which is why you got the ticket.As to the no proof of insurance, as it's not your car how could you have proof of insurance? If you have insurance on your own car presumably you provided...Read more »
Was your driver license valid? If not, than I don't know what your defense might be to that charge. There are a few that apply in very limited circumstances. And if your insurance wasn't "active", then the "proof" is invalid to the claim that you were driving without insurance. Neither charge...Read more »
It is not unusual. Certainly, not improper. Remember, a police officer can ask any questions she wants. You are required to produce your license registration and proof of insurance, you are free to decline to answer other questions.
Hi, I got pulled over for speeding and the officer told me he wrote me up for impeding traffic so I don’t get points on my record, but in the ticket the charge still states speeding but he wrote impeding traffic in the comments section. He then said just let the court know it’s for impeding... Read more »
If it says Speeding, in the area on the ticket, right below where it says, In Violation of (probably Local Ordinance), then the charge is speeding, and the notation of Impeding Traffic in the remarks section is not controlling. If you just pay the ticket, you will be paying for a speeding ticket....Read more »
I got in trouble with the law 6 years ago. I did not pay those court fines. Due to not being able to. Now I have a greatjob that pays me really well. I would like to pay them off however I have a warrant for my arrest because of those fines. Right now at my job we are on mandatory 7 days if I miss... Read more »
Not enough information. I don't know whether you are talking about traffic fines, misdemeanor fines, and costs, or felony. I don't know your prior history, whether you have a long record of cases and failure to appear. Many factors enter the equation. Don't mess around. Hire an attorney and...Read more »
They can be completely unmarked, but they cannot do routine traffic stops (although many are also equipped with interior emergency lights). Almost always, they would radio over for a marked car to conduct any necessary traffic stop.
Set the case for a pretrial. Contact the Secretary of State and purchase your driving record. Ask them the status of your license. Ask them if there were any restrictions on your license when you were stopped. It is possible you have unpaid tickets that resulted in a suspension? If so, contact...Read more »
The crime appears to be that you were driving a car without proper registration. If the officer was following procedure, he ran the plate through his computer and the crime would be obvious. The officer could not have known about the lack of insurance. The offer need not turn on his lights for...Read more »
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... Read more »
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...Read more »
My general take on civil infractions for traffic offenses is that if you have the time and inclination, I do not see a downside in requesting a formal hearing on the matter. Keep in mind that this is not a criminal proceeding, and so it doesn't take much for a magistrate or judge to find you...Read more »
You'll need to consult with a local attorney before doing anything. Although you were the one hit, you are accountable for driving with a license suspended (a misdemeanor). The general advice for any criminal proceeding is to plea not guilty unless directed otherwise through the advice of counsel....Read more »
In Michigan State Traffic Law, Section 257.602b, can I argue that I did not violate the Section, questioning the definition of a "text message" stated in the Section? I understand a text message can be one sent via SMS for example one using the cellular network, and may not include other types of... Read more »
The phrase "text message" is not a defined term. The court will likely attribute to it a general definition rather than a strict one limited to SMS. A court is likely to interpret the statute in accordance with the activity that is being regulated and the harm that it is intended to prevent....Read more »
I left work a cop passed me from opposite direction I pulled in friends driveway and dropped off her work badge. Saw the cop fly by going in the direction I was previously going. I got back in car proceeded to go home down the road I saw the same cop parked on a side road. I was not speeding then.... Read more »
If the officer witnessed you speeding, the fact that he did not pull you over immediately is not a defense. You should contact an attorney who handles traffic cases on a regular basis for some guidance on how your particular case should be handled. Sincerely, Frank B. Ford
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