4121 Okemos Road, Suite 13 | Okemos, Mi 48864
Phone: (517) 347-6900
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Are you looking for an experienced, friendly, professional traffic attorney? Have you received a Michigan traffic violation and are questioning your need for an attorney? With over 30 years of experience under their belts, the Michigan traffic attorneys at Clark Law Office can help you with any type of traffic ticket and violation you can get. Don't make the mistake of ignoring your traffic offense, acting as though it's unimportant, or just going ahead with paying it without seeking representation.
You probably already know that traffic violations will make your vehicle insurance premiums skyrocket. However, there's more to worry about than just higher vehicle insurance premiums. Michigan's traffic points system includes some serious consequences as a driver racks up traffic points. If you get enough points, you could have your license suspended or revoked, and it's a time and money consuming process to get a license restored. Get seven points or more and you'll be paying an annual driver responsibility fee. Before you think you will never rack up enough points to worry, keep in mind that just one ticket can carry up to six points. Now, stop to think about your work, social, and family obligations, and you're likely to quickly realize that not having a license just isn't an option.
A penalty of points is given for each traffic offense a Michigan driver receives. How many points a driver receives is dependent upon the type of ticket being given by the law enforcement officer. Here are the points for some of the most common traffic offenses:
Six points – reckless driving, refusal to take a chemical test, blood alcohol of .08 and up, fleeing a law enforcement officer, and any felony involving the use of a motor vehicle.
Four points – operating a motor vehicle while visibly impaired and going at least 16 MPH over the posted speed limit.
Three points – careless driving, failing to stop for a school bus, and going 11-15 miles over the posted speed limit.
Two points – refusing a breathalyzer, open container within a motor vehicle, and going less than 11 miles over the posted speed limit.
You've received a Michigan traffic ticket; what do you do? If you're like most people, you sulk and say a few choice words, but eventually write out the check to pay the ticket. This does take the short-term burden of having a ticket hanging over your head away, but can cause you serious problems in the long-term, especially if you have other tickets on your record or get another ticket. You need to remember that the issuing of a traffic violation doesn't equate to automatic guilt. However, opting to just pay the ticket does admit to guilt.
Our experienced attorneys at Clark Law Office routinely deal with Michigan traffic law, local Michigan prosecutors, and local Michigan court officials concerning traffic violations of every shape and size. We have the legal expertise to help you deal with your traffic violation in whatever manner best suits your unique situation. Let us protect your rights and help you before you just automatically allow your license to be suspended or revoked and your insurance premiums skyrocket. Contact us today at (517) 347-6900 to receive a free, no obligation consultation.