Traffic violations like reckless driving causing personal injury carry long prison sentences, but even simple violations like speeding bring repercussions. Choosing to pay your traffic ticket carries a myriad of consequences, including adding points to your license, suspension, reexamination, among others.
Fausone Bohn, LLP has over 25 years of experience helping clients fight traffic tickets, moving violations, and parking tickets. Driving in the state of Michigan is a privilege, do not let that privilege be taken away for too many violations!
Common Traffic Offenses in Michigan
- Reckless Driving
- Suspension of driving privileges
- Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License
- 2 points added to driving record
- Mandatory vehicle immobilization after a second offense
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- 6 points to your driving record
- Damaging an Attended Vehicle
- Causing personal injury
- Causing Serious Impairment of a Bodily Function
- Causing Death
Serious Michigan Traffic Violations
Serious traffic offenses like the ones below warrant contacting a defense attorney immediately. Not only do these violations carry hefty fines, but can also carry serious jail time and even a suspended license.
Reckless Driving Causing Serious Injury
- Felony conviction;
- Up to 5 years in prison and/or $1,000-$5,000 in fines;
- Mandatory vehicle immobilization up to 180-days unless forfeited;
- Six points added to driving record.
Reckless Driving Causing Death
- Felony conviction;
- Up to 15 years in prison and/or $2,500-$10,000 in fines;
- Mandatory vehicle immobilization up to 180-days unless forfeited.
Traffic Violations and Your License
Under Michigan law, some traffic violations are labeled as civil infractions, while others are deemed misdemeanors or felonies. Depending on the violation’s severity, the points added to your driving record will vary. Points are placed on your record after you have been convicted/found guilty of a civil infraction and remain on your record for 2 years after the date of conviction. Driver’s that reach 12 points will face a license suspension, and the process of reinstating your license is difficult, extensive, and strenuous. It is a process that requires an expert attorney with years of success handling situations such as this.
Michigan’s Top Traffic Defense Attorneys
No matter the severity of your traffic violation, you need to contact a top Michigan traffic attorney. For minor civil infractions, they may not seem like that big of a deal, but once you notice your insurance rates skyrocket, you will wish you did call one. Contact us online or call our office at (248) 380-0000.