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Basics Of Traffic Tickets In Michigan


Driving is a big responsibility especially if you are driving in the state of Michigan. Your responsibility does not just fall on your specific responsibility to society but it is your responsibility towards ensuring that every person who tries to drive peacefully and quietly around the state of Michigan will be able to do so. This is why you must know about your responsibilities as a member of Michigan society.

One of the things that often make us question the other individuals would be when we get pulled over for something and we do not know what we need to do. Getting pulled over is not a sin in itself there is no need for you to panic and there is no need for you to have a problem with any of the things that you did if you are sure that you did it for all of the right reasons.

With that, let us look at one of the common problems that every driver in the State of Michigan has – getting a traffic ticket. Let us discuss the things that you can expect when you are pulled over and given a traffic ticket in Michigan.

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Fines and Penalties

A Michigan traffic ticket is a very serious one especially if you are planning on living and the state of Michigan for your whole life. There are fines associated with the traffic ticket that will be determined by the district where you committed your violation and there are fees involved and listed on the ticket that you will have to pay depending on when you were pulled over and where you were pulled over.

Your traffic ticket in Michigan is very important and you should not misplace it because misplacing your ticket could mean that you need to contact the district court and explain why you misplaced it in the first place. You should also not ignore any of the tickets because they will form part of your records 

What are the standard costs that are associated with traffic tickets in Michigan?

The following are the standard costs that are associated with having traffic tickets in Michigan and what you should expect to pay the State:

  • Speeding 1-5 MPH over limit: $90
  • Speeding 26+ MPH over limit: $155 + $4 per additional mile
  • Failure to signal: $95
  • Failure to stop for school bus: $180
  • Improper U-turn: $100

Other than the traffic ticket payment that you will be required to pay there are also some other costs associated with your traffic ticket that you may want to steer clear of. The cost would include surcharges and penalties involved in the ticket as well as any kind of interest that you would have to pay because of other traffic tickets in Michigan that you failed to pay before.

Speeding Fines

Traffic tickets in Michigan are also defined by speeding fines. There are a lot of ways that people need to realize that the fines are not just in the form of the costs of the fine itself but they also deduct points on your license that affect your driving record.

For example, in County, Michigan, the following are the costs associated with speeding.

Speeding on a Regular Road

Offense Total Fines / Costs Points
1-5 Over $125 1
6-10 Over $135 2
11-15 Over $140 3
16-20 Over $150 4
21-25 Over $160 4
26-30 Over $170 4
31-35 Over $180 4
36 and Over $190 4

Speeding in a School / Emergency Zone

Offense Total Fines / Costs Points
1-5 Over $142 1
6-10 Over $162 2
11-15 Over $177 3
16-20 Over $197 4
21-25 Over $210 4
26-30 Over $230 4
31-35 Over $240 4
36 and Over $260 4

Speeding on a Highway (Limited Access)

Offense Total Fines / Costs Points
1-5 Over $125 0
6-10 Over $135 1
11-15 Over $140 2
16-20 Over $150 3
21-25 Over $160 3
26-30 Over $170 4
31-35 Over $180 4
36 and Over $190 4

Speeding in a Construction Zone

Offense Total Fines / Costs Points
1-5 Over $142 3
6-10 Over $162 3
11-15 Over $177 4
16-20 Over $197 5
21-25 Over $210 5
26-30 Over $230 5
31-35 Over $230 5
36 and Over $250 5

Can I contest my traffic ticket in Michigan?

Yes, you can always contest your traffic ticket in Michigan. This will be discussed in another article that will follow this series that we are making on traffic tickets.

Were you pulled over in Michigan?

Now that you know some facts about getting traffic tickets in the State of Michigan, it is time to get down to it. If you require a lawyer who can assist you with ensuring that you protect your rights to your property, it is important to know that you also have a team that can help you out with your specific needs. 

Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that those who are innocent will be protected by the law and the full extent of justice will be used.


The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.

Let us help you out.

If you need a lawyer to help you during your traffic ticket proceedings, call us immediately. Let us help you set things right.

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