Traffic Violation Defense Attorney in Northern Michigan
Fight Your Ticket with Help from Ross Hickman Law Office
Have you ever been minding your own business on the road only to see those dreaded flashing red and blue lights in your rear-view mirror? Most drivers have experienced this situation at least once. No matter why you have been pulled over, the fact remains that if you are issued a ticket or charged with a traffic crime, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side.
At my firm, Ross Hickman Law Office, I represent all drivers, from those who have simply received an unfair ticket to those facing serious felony charges for an alleged crime committed on the road. I take every case seriously because I recognize that any type of traffic violation on your record can have a serious impact today, tomorrow, and far into the future.
Types of Traffic Violations in Michigan
In Michigan, traffic violations can be classified as civil infractions, misdemeanors, or felonies. The charge you face will depend on the circumstances of the incident.
Examples of traffic violations include:
- Careless driving
- Reckless driving
- Having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle
- Drag racing
- Eluding a police officer
- Hit and run
If you are charged with a traffic violation, you could be facing steep fines, points on your license, increased car insurance premiums, and license suspension or revocation. Many minor moving violations – like speeding a few miles per hour over the speed limit or driving carelessly – are civil infractions, which are not penalized with jail time but can lead to fines and points on your license. But if you commit a serious crime on the road – like fleeing the scene of an accident or eluding a police officer – you could face jail time and a critical criminal record.
How I Can Help
Many people fail to fight minor traffic tickets because they’d rather just pay the fine and move on. What you should know, however, is that points have been added to your license – and any points added in the future will add up and could lead to more severe penalties. Your driving privileges could be at risk and your insurance premiums could skyrocket.
No matter the severity of your situation, I urge you to contact me for a free consultation. I can review your case and determine if your ticket is worth fighting. I can also build an aggressive defense if you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges. As a skilled traffic crime defense attorney in Northern Michigan, I am prepared to handle your case effectively from start to finish.
Learn more about my services by calling (231) 399-3144 today.