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Civil Infractions and Traffic Tickets in Michigan


You have probably read a lot about how some traffic tickets in Michigan can turn into civil infractions. What are civil infractions? What should you know about civil infractions as a citizen? This article aims to provide you with some necessary information about it. 

What is a civil infraction?

A civil infraction is a violation of specific rules that lead to payment of a monetary fine or a small penalty. Generally, when you receive a traffic ticket in Michigan, you will also be receiving a civil infraction.

There are a few things that you should know about civil infractions and let us list them below.

Civil Infractions give no rise to the same rights as a criminal offense

One fact about civil infraction is the fact that you will not have the same rights that you have when you are being charged with a criminal offense. Given the severity of the penalty, there is no need for the State to provide you legal protection. On top of that, most civil infractions will only require you to pay a fine.

Civil Infractions entitle me to a lawyer

One of the common mistakes that people think about civil infraction is that they can ask for the State to provide them a Southfield traffic ticket attorney. This is wrong, If you do want to fight your traffic ticket, you should get one in your own account. 

Civil infractions will not hurt your record

While it is try that a civil infraction is only a minor violation, having this on your record will hurt you a lot and you may eventually be required to have the following:

  • Points will be charged on your driver’s license
  • You have to pay a fine
  • You have to undergo a program of treatment
  • You will be required to go through driver reexamination

There are a lot of facts about civil infractions that we will discuss in the next part of this article series.

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