Is obtaining a Traffic Attorney helpful for a CDL Violation?Our traffic ticket attorneys are 95% successful getting any moving violation dismissed. Michigan law enforcement will be cracking down this summer, especially on Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers. We defend and fight the violation for you so you do not have to attend court. Traffic ticket revenue has become more and more crucial to struggling states such as Michigan.
Common Violations, Infractions, and Citations that can really hurt if convicted:
Speeding MCL 392.2
1-5 over the posted speed limit - 2 points
6-10 over the posted speed limit: - 3 points for regular motorists, 4 points for Commercial Driving License (CDL) holders.
11-15 over the posted speed limit: - 4 points for regular motorists, 7 points for Commercial Motor Vehicle Motorists (CMV)
16-20 over the posted speed limit - 4 points for regular motorists, 10 points for CDL Holders and Commerical Vehicle Motorists
Texting, Distracted Driving, or Cell Phone Usage: 2 points for regular drivers, 10 points for CDL holders/ CMV Drivers.
Seat Belt ticket: No points but appears on record and insurance may increase for regular drivers - 7 points for CDL holders.
Improper Lane Usage: 2 points for regular motorists, 5 points for CDL holders
Disregard Traffic Control Device: 3 Points for regular motorists, 5 points for CDL holders
Following Too Close: 2 points - 5 for CDL Drivers
Careless Driving: 3 points - 7 for CDL Drivers
Reckless Driving, 6 points - 10 points for CDL Drivers
Michigan Speeding Ticket Options
OPTION #1 - ENTER A PLEA OF GUILTY AND PAY THE BASE FINE.
You can pay your ticket by mail, in person or some courts are set up to accept a credit card online. Do a Google search for your particular court and call the clerk. If you decide to pay, be sure to get your payment in before your court date on the ticket. Some Michigan traffic courts require a money order and will not accept a personal check. Be sure to keep a copy.
We do not recommend this option. In general, it always pays to contest a Michigan speeding ticket. Many insurance companies will sharply increase your rates for just one Michigan traffic ticket.
OPTION #2 - ENTER A PLEA OF GUILTY or NO CONTEST WITH AN EXPLANATION TO THE JUDGE.
The clerk of the court is not able to take your explanation into consideration when imposing a fine. You must submit your plea and explanation to the Judge. You can do this one of three ways:
Schedule an informal hearing to be heard by the magistrate. The officer will be present and most times civilians lose as magistrates most times side with the law enforcement officer.
Mail your guilty or no contest plea, written explanation, and payment of the base fine to the court.
A guilty or no contest plea does result in a conviction and will appear on your driving record.
All submitting a written letter is likely to accomplish is a reduction in the fine. No contest is the same as a guilty plea and the real problem is the increase in your Michigan auto insurance.
OPTION #3 - ENTER A NOT GUILTY PLEA & REQUEST A FORMAL HEARING.
You have the right to enter a plea of not guilty. You can do this by mail and a formal hearing will be scheduled to be heard by the Judge. You should be aware that if you are found guilty at the formal, you will not be offered the option of Michigan traffic school and the conviction will be entered on your driving record.
OPTION #4 - HIRE A MICHIGAN SPEEDING TICKET ATTORNEY
A Michigan traffic attorney can often get your Michigan speeding ticket dismissed or deferred. Considering the likely increase in your insurance rates, this may be your most economical option.
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