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Traffic Tickets

Less Than 5% of All Traffic Tickets are Contested

The number of those that fight traffic tickets is extremely low which is disturbing and surprising. Unfortunately, the system makes it fast and easy for you to pay a traffic ticket without hiring a lawyer but it doesn’t explain that points will go onto your Michigan driving record and your insurance company will raise your premiums. It is not practical or economical to just plead responsible or guilty to a traffic ticket considering the fact that insurance premiums can be increased by thousands of dollars when a driver accumulates too many points or is found guilty to a serious traffic matter such as leaving the scene of an accident, reckless or careless driving.

Learn Why it is Wise to Fight Every Traffic Ticket

Fighting a traffic ticket does not mean that you will have a trial or that we will be calling the cop a liar in court. In fact, the majority of traffic tickets handled by ABDO LAW are resolved outside of the courtroom by negotiating a lesser or lower offense with the prosecuting attorney. Often, we can negotiate a traffic ticket down to an offense that does not carry any points and is not abstracted on a client’s driving record.

It is a Wise Investment to Fight Every Traffic Ticket!

If you are charged with a traffic offense anywhere in the Metro Detroit area, it is worth every penny to get ABDO LAW to fight your ticket to avoid the accumulation of points on your record and ultimately, avoid higher insurance premiums.

Let our Macomb County traffic and criminal defense lawyers spell out your better options. You can call our office for case information (586-412-5555) or send an email ( with your contact information and a picture of your ticket or court notice. You will usually get a same day response and we can get you signed up over the phone or with an email authorization and payment. Whatever means you choose to reach us, it is a free consultation!

Avoid Points, Higher Insurance Premiums and Criminal Traffic Violations!

Traffic offenses are classified as criminal offenses or civil infractions. The list of criminal traffic offenses is extensive. Most criminal traffic violations are classified as misdemeanors which means that they can carry possible incarceration. The most prevalent misdemeanor traffic violations are: drunk driving, driving while suspended, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident and carry up to six (6) points. It is even more crucial to fight your traffic ticket if it is a criminal offense. In most cases, a criminal traffic offense can be lowered to an offense with lesser consequences, fines and points. Our firm boasts a strong record of getting criminal traffic down to a minor civil infraction, depending upon the circumstances.

Michigan criminal traffic offenses:

  • Reckless driving
  • Fleeing or eluding a police officer
  • Driving while license revoked or expired
  • OWI with high BAC (.17 or greater)
Michigan Secretary of State Point System

The Michigan Secretary of State Point System assesses points to the driving record of a person found responsible or guilty to listed driving violations. Points are assessed based upon the seriousness of the offense. The following is a partial list of criminal and civil infraction offenses, along with the points that are applied, upon a finding of guilt or responsible:

Six Point Violations

  • Felony involving use of a motor vehicle
  • OWI (BAC .08 or greater)
  • OWI with high BAC (.17 or greater)
  • OWI child endangerment
  • Failed to stop after personal injury accident
  • Failed to stop after property damage accident
  • Reckless driving
  • Refusal to take a chemical test
  • Fleeing or eluding a police officer

Four Point Violations

  • Drag racing
  • Operating while visibly impaired
  • Under age 21 with any bodily alcohol content
  • 16 mph or more over the speed limit
  • Failure to yield/show due caution for emergency vehicles

Three Points Violations

  • Careless driving
  • Disobeying a traffic signal or stop sign
  • Improper passing
  • 11 through 15 mph over the speed limit
  • Failure to stop at railroad crossing
  • Failure to stop for a school bus
  • Disobeying a school crossing guard

Two Points Violations

  • 10 mph or less over the speed limit
  • Open alcohol container in vehicle
  • All other moving violations of traffic laws
Traffic Tickets are Negotiable

Failing to contest a ticket can be a huge mistake which results in the imposition of thousands of dollars in Driver Responsibility Fees and increased insurance premiums. The ABDO LAW firm has successfully defended thousands of criminal traffic violations and civil infractions in all Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and St. Clair County district courts including and all of the Grosse Pointe Municipal Courts. As a service to those visiting our website, we have provided links to Macomb County District Courts where we frequently practice:

As we have said, fighting a ticket is a wise investment. We welcome non-residents and Canadians as clients and can take care of most traffic matters without an office visit or appearance in court. Get a free consultation by sending a picture of your traffic ticket or court notice with your contact information to our email address: and put your legal matter in our hands.

Call the ABDO LAW FIRM 24 Hours Phone: (586) 412-5555
Toll free: 844-Got-Abdo
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Client Reviews
The level of service exceeded my expectations, your devotion to my refusal to settle for a lessor misdemeanor was reassuring and inspired, and the team's creative interpretation of the law in finding a comparable civil infraction was legendary. It was a five-star experience. Thank you for refusing to settle when I was innocent of my accused crime. Satisfied Client, Assault Charge DISMISSED
Matt and his staff...turned a terrible situation in my life into a positive life learning experience. Not many court cases end up being a positive in life, but Abdo Law delivered just that. Going with their firm was the best decision I could have made and I owe them everything for turning my bad decision into a extremely manageable situation. Thank you Abdo law!!!! Bill L., Satisfied Client
The Abdo Law Firm represented myself during one of my biggest times of need in my life. They handled my cases with ease and met my expectations far beyond what I anticipated. Not only did they got one, but two domestic violence charges completely dropped. I would have been lost without this five-star Law Firm. Satisfied Client, 2 Separate Assault Charges DISMISSED
Abdo law FOUGHT and got my DUI kicked out of court when my job was on line. Five Stars! Satisfied Client, OWI DISMISSED