Somchit Mounsamrouath-Hart, PLLC
33006 W 7 Mile Road
Phone: (248) 231-1548
Fax: (248) 522-6259
Under Michigan law, some traffic violations are civil infractions while others are
misdemeanors or felonies. Depending on the violation and how it is resolved, you
may be fined, referred to a special program or, in the most serious situations,
sent to jail. In most cases, if you do not take care of a traffic ticket, your driver's
license will be suspended.
Each time you are convicted of a traffic violation, you will have to pay certain
court fines and costs. In addition, points may be posted to your driver record.
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 of or responsible for a civil
infraction. Points placed on your driver record remain for two years from
the date of conviction.
Insurance companies also have access to this information and may use it as a basis
to raise insurance premiums. If you accumulate twelve points within a two-year
period, your driving privileges can be suspended.
If your driver's license has been suspended or revoked, you have a past-due traffic
fine, or you wish to dispute a ticket, contact Somchit Mounsamrouath-Hart at (248) 231-1548
to explain the process of reinstating or retaining your driving privileges or reducing
the amount of points placed on your driving record.