This is a problem that quickly snowballs!
You get a garden-variety traffic ticket – for speeding or running a stop sign—and you have no way to pay it. The judge then orders you to you attend a hearing to show cause as to why you did not pay the ticket. You still can’t pay so you don’t attend.
Now you have violated a judge’s order to appear, and the judge has issued a bench warrant. Meanwhile, your license is suspended because of unpaid tickets and you’re unable to get vehicle insurance. Then you get pulled over again – for speeding or running a stop sign—and now you also get tickets for driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance. Under Michigan law, these are misdemeanors.
That original $150 speeding ticket now costs you thousands! Which incidentally, you are still unable to pay. This is one of the most common issues that we see at our office. The solution can be complicated and will probably require you to pay back some or all of what you owe over time.
The good news is that an attorney can help you get your license back fairly quickly (usually within a few weeks) and guide you in the process of sorting out the mess so you can start fresh.
Call our office, and we will provide a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your situation.