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How Does Michigan’s Driving Record Points System Work? 
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How Does Michigan’s Driving Record Points System Work? 

When it comes to understanding Michigan’s traffic laws, many people tend to overlook or remain unaware of the significance of driver’s license points. It is a common mistake that can have serious implications. These points, acquired from traffic violations, may initially appear insignificant. Yet underestimating their impact can have severe consequences, including the possibility of retaking a driving exam or even facing a suspended license. It is crucial to promptly address traffic charges with the assistance of an attorney to safeguard your driving privileges.

I am Bradley J. Freedman, and I am prepared to help you protect your future in the face of traffic offenses. If you’re facing charges for a traffic crime in Michigan, don’t hesitate to contact my firm to learn about your options.

How Michigan’s Driving Record Points System Works

Overview of the Points System

Michigan’s driver’s license point system functions as a record of your traffic violations. Each time you are found guilty or plead guilty to traffic violations in Michigan, one or more points are added to your driving record. Interestingly, paying a traffic ticket equates to pleading guilty, a fact often overlooked by many drivers.

The number of points assigned for each violation depends on its severity, as per the Michigan Vehicle Code. Minor offenses usually account for two points, while serious crimes can go up to six points. These points, once assigned, stay on your record for two years from the date of your conviction.

Accumulation of Points and Its Consequences

Accumulating points on your driver’s license can have serious implications. If you receive four points within a two-year period, the Secretary of State (SOS) will send you a warning letter. If you accumulate eight points, another warning letter will be sent, cautioning you about possible re-examination and potential suspension of your driving privileges.

Reaching the threshold of 12 points triggers a mandatory requirement to retake a driver examination. This re-examination includes a review of your driving record, a test of your knowledge regarding traffic safety, a driving test and an eyesight test. Depending on the outcome, you may be allowed to correct the issues and continue driving. However, typically, accumulating 12 points results in your driver’s license being restricted, suspended, or even revoked for months or years.

The Role of an Attorney

Having an attorney by your side can significantly influence the outcome of your traffic violation case. An experienced traffic attorney can help you fight the ticket or misdemeanor or felony charge, potentially leading to a dismissal or reduction in charges. This can help you avoid accumulating points on your license.

Safeguard Your Driving Privileges with Legal Assistance

The Michigan driver’s license point system is designed to keep roads safe by holding drivers accountable for their actions. However, sometimes, good people make mistakes or find themselves in unfortunate situations. Accumulating points on your driver’s license can lead to serious consequences, impacting your daily life and financial stability.

As your attorney at the Law Offices of Bradley J. Friedman, I understand what’s at stake and am well-positioned to help you navigate the complexities of the legal system. My goal is to protect your rights and secure your future. If you’re facing traffic charges, don’t hesitate to reach out for a consultation. Allow me to help safeguard your driving privileges.

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