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Don’t Pay Tickets Or Plead Guilty Without Talking To A Lawyer

Most people just pay traffic tickets and forget about them. Doing this can be risky, however, as points on your driver’s license can add up quickly. If you get 12 points, you will have to go through a driver reexamination. This means a driving test, a vision test, a written test on traffic laws and a review of your driving record.

If you do not pass the reexamination, your license can be restricted, suspended or revoked, which can have serious repercussions on your life and your job. You can also lose your license for DUI/DWI offenses. Don’t plead guilty to DUI/DWI or pay a traffic ticket without speaking to a lawyer first. At Standard & Berry, PLLC, we help people avoid license suspension and work to get their license back if it is suspended or revoked. Contact us today to learn more.

DUI/DWI And License Suspension

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not a traffic ticket; it is a misdemeanor or felony offense, depending on the circumstances. Even a first offense can mean penalties such as:

  • Up to 93 days in jail
  • A license suspension of up to 180 days
  • Six points on your driver’s license
  • A fine of up to $500
  • Community service of up to 360 hours

Additionally, if you refused the breath test, your license will automatically be suspended for a year. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight DUI/DWI charges and license suspension. We know how to examine the evidence and police procedure to look for violations of your rights. In some cases, it is possible to get the charges reduced or dismissed if law enforcement did not follow proper procedure. You will need a lawyer’s help to argue for reductions and dismissals.

Other Serious Driving Offenses In Michigan

There are many types of driving offenses, but some of the most common include:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving and careless driving
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Hit and run
  • Fleeing or eluding law enforcement
  • Driving while license is suspended or revoked
  • Driving without insurance

These offenses will put many points on your license and can lead to a suspension. Before you pay the ticket or plead guilty to the charges, speak with us. We can help you fight the ticket, suspension and/or criminal charges.

Getting Your License Back

Everyone is inconvenienced by a license suspension, but CDL holders may lose their job if they lose their license. Their job can also be at risk if they get certain traffic tickets or are charged with drunk driving. We can help professional drivers and regular drivers with driver’s license restoration. It can be a confusing process, so working with us is a good idea.

There Are Deadlines To Meet, So Call Today

Please call our Grand Rapids office at 616-622-3064. You can also contact us online.