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Details About Driving in Michigan You Should Know About

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There are some facts about driving in Michigan that you should know about. In this article, we provide some quick facts about driving in Michigan and traffic violations that you should know about. 

How does the Secretary of State handle crashes and driving offenses in Michigan? Let us provide you with some answers.

Driving Offenses in Michigan

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There are a lot of driving offenses in Michigan that you may be held liable to in the State of Michigan. This would include driving under the influence in different grades and intoxication levels, driving without a license, over speeding, and many others. For a complete list of the offenses, as well as their penalties, you can find them here on the list of driving offenses in Michigan.

Are There Non-Moving Driving Offenses in Michigan?

Yes, there are non-moving driving offenses in Michigan that you should know about. The following are some of the non-moving driving offenses in Michigan:

  • 1140 Drug Crime in CMV
  • 1306 Open Intoxicants – Passenger
  • 1308 Transport/Possess Alcohol – Passenger
  • 1310 Preliminary Breath Test Refusal in CMV
  • 1320 Preliminary Breath Test Refusal in Non-CMV
  • 1330 Person Under 21 Used Fraudulent ID to Purchase Liquor
  • 1340 Allowed Person Under Influence of Alcohol/Controlled Substance to Operate
  • 1341 Allowed Person Suspended/Revoked to Operate
  • 1342 Allowed Person Suspended/Revoked to Operate Causing Serious
  • Injury
  • 1343 Allowed Person Suspended/Revoked to Operate Causing Death
  • 1344 Allowed Person Under Influence of Alcohol/Controlled Substance to Operate
  • Causing Death
  • 1345 Allowed Person Under Influence of Alcohol/Controlled Substance to Operate
  • Causing Serious Injury
  • 1360 Person Under 21 Purchase/Consume/Possess Liquor
  • 1650 Failed to Report Accident
  • 2670 Failure to Remove Vehicle from Roadway Following Accident
  • 3070 Violation of Financial Responsibility Law
  • 3110 Fraudulent/False Insurance Information – Felony
  • 3120 Fraudulent/False Insurance Information – Misdemeanor
  • 3250 Unlawful Use or Display of License
  • 3260 Altered Driver License
  • 3270 Fraud in Obtaining License
  • 3280 Allowed Person to Drive in Violation of Vehicle Code
  • 3310 Gave False Info to Police Officer
  • 3320 False Certification Under Vehicle Code (Perjury)
  • 3450 Failure to Redeem Abandoned Vehicle
  • 3455 Failure to Show Proof of Sale
  • 3500 Registration and/or Plate Violation
  • 3600 Alter/Forge/Falsify Vehicle Document or License Plate
  • 3605 Display of Goods for Sale
  • 3620 Failed to Change Address
  • 3630 Fraudulent Change of Address
  • 3800 3 or More Unpaid Parking Tickets
  • 3810 2 or More Unpaid Handicapper Parking Tickets
  • 9005 Out-of-State Failure to Pay Judgment/Fines
  • 9006 Out-of-State Failure to Appear in Court
  • 9015 Michigan Implied Consent Refusal
  • 9100 Ignition Interlock Device Violations
  • 9110 Ignition Interlock Device – Unauthorized Removal
  • 9130 Immobilization Violations
  • 9150 Obtaining Vehicle to Circumvent Immobilization
  • 9160 Transfer to Avoid Forfeiture
  • 9170 Subject to Temporary Registration – Transfer to Person Not Subject
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  • 9180 New Registration Applications by Holder of Assigned Plates
  • 9190 Illegally Acquired Vehicle While Subject to Registration Denial
  • 9200 Drug Crime
  • 9210 Bomb Threat (School) 

These can be found in the list of driving offenses in Michigan. We will also discuss the more important offenses that you should know about in other articles. Browse around our website and find the best information that you should know.

Handling Crashes

You have probably read about all of the other things that you can experience after a car crash in Michigan. We have discussed how you should handle protecting your rights during crashes and in case of collisions. 

There is one unique thing that you should know, however, that does not involve your insurance agent or your insurance company or the other party. It involves the Secretary of State.

The Michigan Vehicle Code provides that the Secretary of State is allowed to reexamine drivers that have been involved in car crashes. 

Any crash that resulted in the fatality where the crash report indicates that you are the party at fault or by the fact that you are drinking while driving, you may be required by the Secretary of State to subject yourself to a driver assessment reexamination.

Why is there a driver assessment reexamination?

There is a driver assessment reexamination so that the State can assess if your license should be restricted, suspended, or revoked. 

How many crashes before a driver’s license gets suspended?

If you have been involved in three or more at-fault crashes, you should expect that you need to get the driver assessment reexamination again to assess your ability. There is no guarantee that your license will be reinstated after a certain number of at-fault crashes.

Were you pulled over in Michigan?

Now that you know some facts about getting traffic violations 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.

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