Michigan Traffic Offenses and Penalties
When a driver fails to follow the state of Michigan's traffic laws, he or she commits a traffic violation. Traffic violations in this state can be categorized as civil infractions, misdemeanors or even felonies, depending on the type of offense that allegedly occurred. Those who are cited with traffic offenses that are civil infractions are ticketed and fined. Meanwhile, those who are charged with misdemeanor or felony traffic offenses may be at risk of being sent to jail or prison (reserved for more serious traffic offenses). A few examples of traffic violations include improper lane changes, failure to stop at a stop sign, speeding, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, drag racing and DUI/OWI.
If you were cited or arrested for a traffic violation, you not only have fines or possible incarceration to worry about, but you also have to think about how this offense could hurt your driving record and your driving privileges. If you are found guilty of the alleged traffic offense, a certain number of points will be added to your driving record and will remain there for two years. Once you reach a certain point level, you could end up suffering from a driver's license suspension. Or, if you are convicted of a more serious traffic offense such as DUI/OWI, a driver's license suspension may be issued as part of your sentence.
Consult with an Oakland County criminal defense lawyer!
Are you trying to fight your traffic ticket or traffic offense charge? If so, make sure you have the right legal representation. Our Oakland County criminal defense lawyer Daniel D. Hajji, Attorney at Law has more than a decade of legal experience and is well-versed in Michigan's traffic laws. He can help you explore your
criminal defense options and then provide you with strategic legal representation in the courtroom.
Contact our firm so we can help you take action to avoid a traffic violation conviction. We want to help you protect your driving privileges, your record and your freedom!