Michigan Non-moving Convictions

In the state of Michigan, there are a number of non-moving convictions for traffic violations or infractions that may result in license suspension. Most people are aware that certain moving violations such as speeding, reckless driving, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs may result in license suspension or revocation, depending on the circumstances in each case. However, there are non-moving convictions, which may result in license suspension, or having your license flagged as non-renewable.

As highly experienced Michigan driver's license attorneys, the staff at Grabel & Associates wants to enlighten motorists regarding non-moving convictions and how they could impact your driving status.

Examples of Non-Moving Convictions

According to the Michigan Department of State Court Manual at www.Michigan.gov, non-moving convictions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Allowing someone under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance to operate
  • Allowing someone with a suspended or revoked license to operate
  • Preliminary breath test refusal in a commercial or non-commercial vehicle
  • Fraud in obtaining driver's license
  • Altered driver's license
  • Giving false information to police
  • Ignition interlock device violations
  • Michigan Implied Consent refusal
  • Immobilization violations
  • Drug crime
  • Three or more unpaid parking tickets
  • Falsifying or forging/altering of vehicle license plate or document

You can find an entire list of non-moving convictions here.

Non-moving Violations and Payment of Fines

Non-moving violations are classified as infractions in the state of Michigan, and may result in substantial fines. While it may seem easier to pay the ticket or citation, in doing so you may be admitting guilt. Citations are often issued for non-moving violations including:

  • Driving with a vehicle registration that is invalid
  • Parking in any area illegally, including handicapped zones
  • Expired or missing license plates
  • Parking in front of an expired meter
  • Leaving a vehicle running while unattended

Admitting guilt by paying a ticket for a non-moving traffic violation may carry the same penalties as being convicted in court, so it is important to be aware that your license could potentially be suspended, as points are added to your driving record. The accumulation of 12 points can result in license suspension, as the Secretary of State tracks these violations using a point system.

Essentially, in most cases it is to your advantage to fight a traffic ticket or citation in an effort to avoid being found guilty, so that you can avoid the accumulation of points. This is why many choose to hire an attorney to defend and help effectively dispute the citation.

Contact Grabel & Associates Now

Non-moving convictions and violations can result in the loss of your driving privilege. It is vital to understand that you do not have to commit a moving violation in order for your driver's license to be suspended or revoked.

At Grabel & Associates, our Michigan driver's license lawyers are highly skilled and experienced in protecting our clients' driving privilege, or helping you regain your freedom by having your license reinstated. For outstanding results, call us now at 1-800-677-9795 or contact us online now.

Please note: Recently DLAD/DAAD changed their name to the Administrative Hearings Section (AHS). Common use of the name AHS has not yet been widely accepted and the entity responsible for driver’s license hearings is still referred to as DLAD/DAAD in almost all legal areas, which is why we continue to use the term “DLAD/DAAD” throughout our website. More information about this change can be found at the Michigan Secretary of State’s website here.