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Michigan Point System
Under Michigan law, most traffic violations are civil infractions while some. like driving on a suspended license, are misdemeanors or even felonies. Depending on the violation, you may be fined, referred to a special program or, in the most serious situations, sent to jail. Plus, in most cases, if you do not take care of a traffic ticket, your license will be suspended.

Each Traffic Ticket Has a Point Value
Under Michigan’s point system, each traffic violation has a point value, which is set by law in the Michigan Vehicle Code. Points are placed on your driver record only after you have been convicted or found guilty or responsible for a civil infraction. Points placed on your driver record remain there for two years from the date of conviction. If you believe there are extenuating circumstances for the ticket you received, these must be submitted when you appear in court. The Secretary of State cannot set aside a court conviction or the points.

The following shows the points for some traffic violations

Six Points:

  • Manslaughter, negligent homicide, or other felonies involving use of a motor vehicle, Operating under the influence of liquor or drugs, Failing to stop and give identification at the scene of a crash, Reckless driving, Unlawful bodily alcohol content of 0.08 or more, Refusal to take a chemical test, and Fleeing or eluding a police officer.

Four Points:

  • Drag racing, Operating while visibly impaired, Under age 21 with any bodily alcohol content, 16 mph or more over the legal speed limit, Failure to yield or failure to show due caution for emergency vehicles.

Three Points:

  • Careless driving, Disobeying a traffic signal or stop sign, Improper passing, 11 through 15 mph over the legal speed limit, Failure to stop at a railroad crossing, Failure to stop for a school bus or for disobeying a school crossing guard.

Two Points:

  • 10 mph or less over the legal speed limit, Open alcohol container in vehicle, All other moving violations, Refusal to take a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) by anyone under age 21.
It is important to have an experienced and aggressive Traffic Ticket Lawyer and Attorney work to keep points off your record. If you have too many points, the Michigan Secretary of State may required you to take a driving class, you may have to pay a Driver's Responsibility Fee, or you may even have your license suspended. The Law Office of James G. Schmier will work to protect your driving record and your privilege to drive.

The Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC is a Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving DUI and Family Law and Divorce law firm and provides legal representation in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County and throughout Michigan including these Michigan cities:

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