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When people are ticketed for traffic violations, they often feel like they can handle these matters on their own because they seem minor. Unfortunately, traffic violations are not as routine as people believe. Hiring a skilled attorney can help save you reduce some offenses from a criminal traffic offense to a civil infraction. An attorney can also help you save points on your driving record. Reduced points mean cheaper insurance premiums.

The following is a partial list of traffic offenses on the Michigan Secretary of State Point System:

6 Points

  • Failed to Stop or Report a Property Damage Accident (MCL 257.622)
  • Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
  • Reckless Driving

5 Points

  • Speeding in Construction Zone 1 to 10 mph
  • Non-Freeway Speeding 11 to 15 mph
  • Freeway Speeding 16 to 25 mph
  • Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign or Traffic Light (Running a Red Light)
  • Careless Driving

4 Points

  • Speeding in Construction Zone 16 mph and over​

3 Points

  • Non-Freeway Speeding 11 to 15 mph
  • Freeway Speeding 16 to 25 mph
  • Speeding in Construction Zone 1 to 10 mph
  • Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign or Traffic Light (Running a Red Light)
  • Careless Driving

2 Points

  • Non-Freeway Speeding 6 to 10 mph
  • Freeway Speeding 11 to 15 mph
  • Failure to Drive Minimum Speed
  • Open Alcohol Container in Vehicle
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