One of the areas I specialize in, and undoubtedly the most numerous of “cases” I handle are traffic citations of one form or another. Not only am I able to produce a favorable outcome for my clients, often I can handle the matter without my client appearing in court. I handle traffic tickets in Sterling Heights, Shelby Township, Utica, Washington, Chesterfield, New Baltimore, Warren, Roseville, Fraser, St. Clair Shores, Eastpointe, Mt. Clemens, Clinton Township, Macomb Township, and all of Macomb County. If you are an existing client and have received a traffic citation outside of Macomb County call my office today, I will utilize one of my partners to ensure your representation.
Many people may not be aware of the benefits of hiring an experienced traffic ticket attorney. Also many people assume the cost to do so is much higher than it actually is. Is your driving record clean or near clean? Keep it that way! Traffic citations mean you could be subject to Michigan Driver Responsibility fees. Your auto insurance company uses your driving record to determine the premiums they charge. Avoid years of higher premiums.
Fees for my services vary based on the citation and your prior driving record, on average my fee would be $295 – $395 for representation on a traffic ticket.
Here are some common traffic tickets I have represented my clients on;
Speeding Ticket, Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, Failure to Yield, Improper Lane Change, Failure to signal, Failure to obey signal, Failure to maintain control of vehicle, Driving excessively for conditions, and many more.
You only have 14 days to respond on a traffic ticket.
If you have received a civil infraction ticket, you must respond in one of several ways:
- You can admit responsibility for the violation and pay the amount indicated.
- You can admit responsibility for the violation with an explanation and pay the amount indicated.
- You can deny responsibility and ask the court for an informal hearing where you and the officer can explain to the judge or magistrate what happened. Attorneys are not allowed at informal hearings.
- You can deny responsibility and ask for a formal hearing where the prosecutor will have to show that a law or ordinance was violated. You may hire an attorney to represent you at a formal hearing. (My office will request the formal hearing)If you do not respond in one of the above four ways by the deadline indicated on the ticket, a default judgment will be issued.
It makes sense to hire an attorney for citations such as those outlined above. Doing so often avoids increased insurance premiums, issues with driving record and employment, and possible license sanctions. Keep your record clean, don’t wait until you have prior citations on your record before hiring an attorney.
I have handled thousands of traffic tickets for my clients with favorable outcomes in Sterling Heights, Shelby, Utica, Washington, Chesterfield, New Baltimore, Warren, Roseville, Fraser, St. Clair Shores, Eastpointe, Mt. Clemens, Clinton Township, Macomb Township, and all of Macomb County. Not only am I able to produce a favorable outcome for my clients, often I can handle the matter without my client appearing in court.
Call my office today at 586-979-6000 – Have your ticket / citation / violation on hand when you call.
You can scan and email the ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org – Be sure to contact my office as well.
Ernie Robinette Jr.,
Specialized Criminal Defense Attorney – Macomb County