In Michigan there are around 7 million licensed drivers and close to 10 million registered vehicles. As drivers on these roads, we know that they can be busy. In order to ensure that all drivers adhere to the rules of the road, the state issues penalties and fines to encourage safe driving. While the rules are always the same, the fines and penalties can vary from location to location and range from civil infractions to misdemeanors or even felonies depending on the violation. In most cases, a ticket will be issued and as long as that ticket is taken care of, no further action will be taken. If you do not take care of a ticket, your license can be suspended and in some situations, you may find yourself with much more than just a fine. From points on your license to jail time, traffic violations no matter how minor, need to be taken care of right away.
What are points?
Most states in the U.S. and even other countries use points on a license to help monitor your driving record more easily. If you receive a certain number of points, your driver’s license, can be suspended or revoked. The DMV keeps a record of all traffic accidents and violations you have, and this record is accessible to anyone. From jobs to insurance, points on your license can have a serious affect on your life. Points can even be added to your license for tickets from off road vehicles as well, making it imperative that you drive safely no matter what you are driving.
What is the vehicle code?
The motor vehicle code is a massive document, specific to your state that gives the penalties, requirements and rules of the road. First passed in 1949, the Michigan motor vehicle code is constantly changing to include new rules, regulations and penalties as society and technology continue to evolve. Information in this code can provide a section by section look at the liability, definitions of words and phrases, titles, licenses, financial responsibility and more. As an average Michigan citizen, most of us know the basics; however, learning the more detailed rules and regulations such as liability and fines may seem unimportant, that is, until you are faced with a lawsuit or points on your license.
When it comes to ticket offense codes Gaylord mi, dealing with court and facing charges in regard to driving, it is important that you find a lawyer experienced in this type of law and familiar with the regulations of your state. Harris Law is an experienced lawyer able to assist many forms of law including traffic offenses in Gaylord MI. If you are accused of a traffic violation and are facing serious consequences such as points on your license, loss of or suspension of a license or even jail, contact Harris Law for a free consultation or call us at 231.347.4444.