Three Parking Tickets Leads to License Suspension in Michigan

Under a new law, which took effect on May 16, 2012, Michigan drivers who have 3 or more unpaid traffic tickets, will now face license suspension.  According to the analysis of the bill

Many local units of government are facing drastic revenue shortfalls and must make cuts, often in essential areas such as police and fire services. In some communities, unpaid parking tickets contribute significantly to local budget problems

The bill amended the Michigan Vehicle Code to reduce from six to three the number of parking citations that can lead to the denial of a driver license for failure to appear. Beginning January 1, 2018, that number will return to six.

Click here to read the full text of the 3 Parking Ticket License Suspension Law.

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Patrick T. Barone

Founding Partner and CEO at Barone Defense Firm
The Founding Partner and CEO of the Barone Defense Firm, Mr. Barone has written two books and 100s of articles on the subject of DUI defense and trial practice. He is an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he teaches a cutting-edge class on the practice of DUI defense. He is a highly sought after speaker for bar association meetings and legal education seminars throughout the country. He is also on the Faculty of the National College for DUI Defense. And, because his colleagues consistently give him top reviews, Mr. Barone has an “AV” (highest) rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and since 2009 has been included in the highly selective US News & World Report’s America’s Best Lawyers while The Barone Defense Firm appears in their companion America’s Best Law Firms. He has been rated “Seriously Outstanding” by SuperLawyers, rated “Outstanding/10.0” by AVVO and has recently been appointed to the advisory board for the Michigan edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine.
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