If you have recently received a civil infraction or traffic ticket, you need the help of an experienced attorney. In Michigan, a traffic violation is classified as either a civil infraction or a misdemeanor. Sanctions can include fines and costs, license suspension and, in the case of misdemeanor traffic offenses, probation or jail.

In addition to points posted to your driving record, traffic tickets typically cause significant increases in your automobile insurance. Points remain on your driving record for a period of two years. Moreover, an accumulation of points can lead to the Secretary of State's Office requiring you to appear at a driver license re-examination hearing and/or suspension of your driving privileges. The attorneys at McGinnis Chiappelli, P.C., have successfully represented motorists in cases involving but not limited to, the following tickets or traffic violations:

  • Speeding
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving with an expired license, an invalid license, a suspended license, or without a license
  • Careless driving
  • Disobeying a traffic signal/sign
  • Impeding traffic
  • Improper turning, passing, or lane use
  • Failing to signal, yield, or stop
  • Parking violations
  • Reckless driving
  • Seatbelt or child restraint violations
  • Failing to signal
  • Following too close (tailgating)
  • Unsafe start, or sudden acceleration (street racing)
  • Unnecessary noise, or squealing tires
  • Carrying a concealed weapon in an automobile
  • Open intoxicant in an automobile

We also represent clients in numerous other ticket-able offenses such as:

  • Drug possession
  • Improper transportation of medical marijuana
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Alcohol related domestic violence
  • Disorderly person

I Didn't Lose my License.

“Mr. Chiappelli, I just wanted to thank you for all of your help with my traffic ticket. Even though I was involved in an accident with an ambulance with its lights and sirens activated, you were able to work your magic and get all the points dropped so I wouldn't lose my license as a new driver. Again, thank you so much. I really appreciate it.”


Whatever the civil infraction or traffic ticket may be, the attorneys at McGinnis Chiappelli, P.C. are fully prepared to protect you and your record. Contact us for further information. The INITIAL CONSULTATION IS FREE. We offer flexible appointment times, along with reasonable fees.