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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 Three Parking Tickets Leads to License Suspension in Michigan

Patrick T. Barone

Principal at Barone Defense Firm
Patrick T. Barone has successfully handled 1000s of Michigan DUI cases. He 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. He is also the author of two books on DUI defense including the well-respected two volume treatise Defending Drinking Drivers, and Michigan DUI Law: A Citizen’s Guide. He had also authored chapters in Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, 2012/2014 eds. (Aspatore Books). Mr. Barone formerly served as the executive editor of The DWI Journal: Law & Science (Whitaker Newsletters, Inc.). Mr. Barone is also an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he teaches Drunk Driving Law and Practice, on the faculty of the Michigan Trial Practice College, and is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College.

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