Michigan Traffic Ticket Costs / Fees

FINES / COSTS SCHEDULE
[CI - Civil Infraction]    [M-Misdemeanor]   (Points) 


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SPEEDING  [all CI's] -      GO TO TOP
1-5 mph over limit (2) (Limited Access/0pts) $90.00
6-10 mph over limit (2) (Limited Access/1pts) $105.00
11-15 mph over limit (3) (Limited Access/2pts) $120.00
16-25 mph over limit (4) (Limited Access/3pts) $140.00
26+ mph over limit (4)
 
(Limited Access/3pts)
 
$155.00
+ $4.00 per mile
Violation of Basic Speed Law (2) $90.00
Drove below minimum speed (2) $90.00

MOVING VIOLATIONS  [all CI's] -      GO TO TOP
Amber/Caution Light  (3) $100.00
Careless Driving (3) $180.00
     *Careless Driving / ACCIDENT (3) $205.00
Cutting in and out of Traffic  (2) $95.00
Drove over fire hose (2) $95.00
Drove in unsafe manner (2) $95.00
Fail to Signal (2) $95.00
Fail to stop assured clear distance (FSACD) (2) $135.00
Fail to stop for school bus (3) $180.00
     *Fail to stop for school bus / ACCIDENT (3) $205.00
Fail to stop leaving private drive (2) $95.00
Fail to use due care and caution/Accident (2) $135.00
Follow too close (2) $95.00
Illegal entrance / exit X-way (2) $100.00
Improper crossing/divided highway (2) $100.00
Improper lane usage (2) $100.00
Improper passing (3) $100.00
Passing on shoulder (3) $100.00
Red light (3) $100.00
Right turn on red without stopping (3) $100.00
Stop sign (3) $100.00
Wrong way on one way (2) $100.00

DISOBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES  -      GO TO TOP
Avoid traffic control device (2) $100.00
Drove through barricade (2) $100.00
Drove through private property / avoid signal (2) $100.00
Drove around railroad gates (3) $135.00
Ignore left (right) turn only sign (2) $100.00
Ignore yield sign (2) $100.00

OBSTRUCTED VISION / CONTROL  -      GO TO TOP
Four persons in front seat (2) $85.00
Lap driving (2) $85.00
Obstructed vision (2) $85.00

TURNS  -      GO TO TOP
Improper turn (2) $100.00
No turn on red (2) $100.00
Prohibited turn (2) $100.00
Right (left) turn from wrong lane (2) $100.00
U-turn $100.00

YIELD RIGHT OF WAY  -      GO TO TOP
Fail to yield right of way (2)
Fail to yield to emergency vehicle (2)
Fail to yield to funeral procession (2)
Fail to yield to oncoming traffic (2)
Fail to yield to pedestrian (2)

DRIVERS LICENSE  -      GO TO TOP
Expired operator's license [M] (2) Call Court for information
Fail to change address on license [CI] (0)
Fail to display graduated license states [CI] (0)
Mutilated license [M] (9)
No chauffeur's license [M] (2)
No operator's license on person (NOLOP) [M] (0)
     *Fines/costs waived if 
Violation graduated license permit [CI] (0)
Violation license registration (special equipment)

DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT  [CI] (0) -      GO TO TOP
     *Fines/costs waived if proof shown to police agency and ticket returned  to court with in 20 days from violation issue date.

INSURANCE / REGISTRATION / PLATES  [no point violation] -      GO TO TOP
Expired plate [M]
Fail to transfer plate [M]
Improper display of plate  [CI]
No license plate [M]
No proof of insurance  [CI]
     *If proof of insurance shown to Court within 20 days, costs reduced to $25.00
Unsigned registration  [CI]
No registration  [CI]
     *Fines / costs waived if proof of registration shown to police agency and ticket returned to court within 20 days from violation issue date.

MISCELLANEOUS VIOLATIONS    -      GO TO TOP
Child restraint [CI] (0)
Equipment violation [CI] (0)
Excessive noise / muffler system [CI] (0)
Fail to report accident [MI] (0)
Improper start / squeal tires [CI] (0)
Improper use of lights / fail to dim [CI] (2)
Refuse preliminary breath test*  (PRT)  [CI] (0)
     *Note: Under 21 years of age (2 pts)
Seat belt [CI]
Spilling load [M] (0)
     *Spilling load / Accident  [M] (0)
Towing improperly (car or trailer) [CI] (0)

PARKING VIOLATIONS  [all CI's and no point violation] -      GO TO TOP
Handicapped
Any parking lines park
Vehicle running while unattended
All other parking violations

MANDATORY COURT APPEARANCES  [all M's] -      GO TO TOP
Allow intoxicated person to drive (0)
Allow unlicensed person to drive (0)
Altered license (0)
Enter park after hours (0)
No moped license (2)
Disobey police signal  (2)
Unlawful blood alcohol level [UBAL] (6)
Drove while licensed denied [DWLD] revoked [DWLR], suspended [SWLS] (2)
Leave scene of personal injury or property damage accident (6)
Never acquired operators license (2)
Open / transport intoxicant in motor vehicle (2) - license sanction imposed
Operate under the influence of liquor [OUIL] / drugs [OUID] (6)
Operate while visibly impaired [OWI]  (4)
Drag racing (4)
Reckless driving (6)
Trespassing (0)
Unlawful use of license (0)
Violation of instruction permit (0)
Violation of park rules (0)
Violation of restricted license (2)

 

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