In Michigan, the Motor Vehicle Code is divided into two major categories, civil infractions and crimes. The most common criminal traffic offense is drunk driving which is covered extensively under the main practice areas accessible through the home page. Criminal penalties range from felony offenses (punishable by more than a year in jail) to a wide array of misdemeanors (punishable by up to a year in jail). The least severe traffic offenses are civil infractions which do not carry criminal penalties but can be punishable through heavy fines or points on your Driver’s License which could substantially raise a driver’s insurance rates.
Some of the other major traffic offenses include reckless driving, driving with a suspended license (DWLS), leaving the scene of an accident, and fleeing and eluding the police. Penalties for these offenses may include jail time, court fines, and license sanctions.
Attorney Clint W. Perryman has handled hundreds of these types of cases. He has the knowledge, legal experience, and is very resourceful in getting you the best possible outcome.