I received a ticket in David City for going 20 over on a 60MPH highway. I am a Michigan licensed driver and here in Nebraska for work. The officer said to just pay the fine, but I was wondering if I am going to get points on my Michigan license. Michigan is not a compact state. Does Nebraska send this information over? I do not want my insurance to go up as well. What is the best way to resolve this?
If you respond to the court and admit responsibility the conviction and points will eventually abstract to Michigan. However, if you default on the ticket, meaning not respond within the allotted amount of time to answer, the court will default you and enter a conviction but the corresponding points will not abstract.
Obviously another option would be to hire an attorney to fight the ticket there with the hopes of winning or reducing the charge. Any moving violation however would result in conviction and points because you could not default.
This will show up on you Michigan LIEN and reported to your insurance company. 20 over is at least 3 points. You should get an attorney for a few hundred dollars to try to negotiate this down to a 5 over or some other civil infraction that has no point but fines and costs. You will save money in the long run this way. If you have a clean record, the attorney should be able to get a much better deal.
The corresponding Michigan statute is MCL 257.320a(9) and the link is below.
Some states have reciprocity with Michigan, so it depends on the state. My best guess from this information is that it won’t mean anything. He would have points on that state’s license system, but not Michigan necessarily. John@johnfergusonplc .com