Disobeying a Traffic Control DeviceDisobey Traffic Control Device

What does it mean to Disobey Traffic Control Device

Traffic control devices are markers, signs, and signals designed to guide and control traffic. These devices are installed on any street, highway, bikeway, or private road open to public travel and require traffic control. Common examples include:

  • Traffic Signals
    • Red Lights
    • Flashing Lights
  • Regulatory/Warning Signs
    • Stop Signs
    • Speed Limit Signs
    • One Way Signs
    • Do Not Enter Signs
  • Pavement Markings
    • Directional No Passing Lines
    • Crosswalks and Stop Lines
    • Railroad Clearance Lines

Under Michigan law, “the driver of a vehicle or operator of a streetcar shall not disobey the instructions of a traffic control device” (MCL 257.611(1)). If you fail to follow the directions indicated on any traffic control device, you are at risk of receiving a traffic ticket for Disobey Traffic Control Device.

For more information about a Disobey Traffic Control Device traffic ticket or to retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message.

How is this traffic violation classified?

In Michigan, a traffic violation may be classified as a civil infraction or a criminal misdemeanor. Disobey Traffic Control Device is classified as a civil infraction and is not considered a crime. Examples of other civil infractions include speeding and the failure to signal.

What are the penalties?

Michigan traffic violations vary in the severity of the offense and penalty assessed. Penalties for traffic offenses may include fines and costs, license suspension, and in most serious cases, jail. More commonly, points may be placed on your driving record. In Michigan, each traffic violation has a point value assigned and can be found in the Michigan Vehicle Code. Disobeying a Traffic Control Device carries two points and abstracts on one’s driving record. These points will remain on your driving record for two years.

Why should I hire an attorney for this traffic offense?

Hiring an attorney can reduce fines, keep points off your record, and save you hundreds of dollars on your car insurance. Most traffic violations are negotiable. This means an attorney can work with the prosecutor to amend the principal charge to a lesser charge, reduce the penalties, or defeat the charge altogether.

If police have cited you for Disobey Traffic Control Device, we can help you avoid fines and points on your record. For more information about a Disobey Traffic Control Device traffic ticket or to retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message.

Our Familiarity with Traffic Court…

One of the greatest advantages of hiring our firm is the connections we bring to the process. Typically we know the prosecutor and the judge and can negotiate a better deal than you could on your own. For this reason, looking for an attorney who practices in the county where you were ticketed is particularly helpful, that said we regularly practice in the counties of Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, and Lapeer. Michigan Traffic Ticket Attorney Lawyer.What follows below is a complete list of traffic matters, our firm has recently handled. Our track record speaks for itself.

  • Sterling Heights, MI: Failure to Stop Assuring a Clear Distance (Causing an Accident), Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Sterling Heights, MI: Disobey Traffic Control Device, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State
  • Troy, MI: Disobey Police Signal, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail and Speeding in a Construction Zone 47 in a 30. Misdemeanor Dismissed and Reduced to a two Point Civil Infraction. No jail time and client maintains a clean criminal record.
  • Hamtramck, MI: Speeding 49 in a 25, Reduced to Zero Points.  Original Charge was Four Points.
  • Allen Park, MI: Speeding 60 in a 55, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Romeo, MI: Speeding 62 in a 40, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Clinton Township, MI: Speeding in a Construction Zone 69 in a 40, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Clinton Township, MI: Disobey a Stop Sign, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Taylor, MI: Speeding 55 in a 45, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Detroit, MI: Disobey Traffic Control Device, Speeding 65 in a 50, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Madison Heights, MI: Fleeing the Scene of an Accident, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail, Reduced to two Point Civil Infraction, no jail time and client maintains a clean record.
  • Troy, MI: Speeding 57 in a 40, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Lapeer, MI: Speeding 65 in a 50, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Sterling Heights, MI: Speeding 58 in a 40, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Royal Oak, MI: Speeding 90 in a 70, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Troy, MI: Failure to Stop Assuring a Clear Distance (Causing an Accident), Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Sterling Heights, MI: Disobey Traffic Control Device, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State
  • Novi, MI: Disobey Traffic Control Device, Speeding 65 in a 50, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State
  • Berkley, MI: Speeding 64 in a 40, Client had a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.079, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Sterling Heights, MI: Speeding 63 in a 50, Reduced to Zero Points.
  • Sterling Heights, MI: Speeding 55 in a 30, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Lapeer, MI: Speeding 75 in a 55, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State
  • Oak Park, MI: Speeding 43 in a 30, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State
  • Warren, MI: Speeding 43 in a 30, Case Dismissed.
  • Detroit, MI: Disobey Traffic Control Device, Speeding 42 in a 35, Obstructed Vision. Case Dismissed.
  • Rochester Hills, MI: Careless Driving, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State
  • Troy, MI: Failure to Stop Assuring a Clear Distance (Causing an Accident), Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Lapeer, MI: Speeding 70 in a 50, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State
  • Romulus, MI: Speeding 85 in a 70, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Southfield, MI: Disobey Traffic Control Device, Reduced to Zero Points.
  • Rochester Hills, MI: Careless Driving, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Clawson, MI: Speeding 50 in a 40, Withdrawn Plea, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State
  • Berkley, MI: Speeding 46 in a 30, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Oak Park, MI: No Operator’s License, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail, Case Dismissed.
  • West Bloomfield, MI: Careless Driving, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State
  • Rochester Hills, MI: Speeding 55 in a 40, Reduced to Zero Points
  • St. Clair Shores, MI: Speeding 95 in a 70, Reduced to Zero Points
  • Ferndale, MI: Failure to Stop Assuring a Clear Distance (Causing an Accident w/ a Pedestrian), Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Farmington, MI: Failure to Stop Assuring a Clear Distance (Causing an Accident), Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Livonia, MI: Careless Driving, Reduced to one Point. Client had a horrendous driving record with three prior accidents within the past two years.
  • Detroit, MI: Speeding 55 in a 40, Driving too fast for conditions, Driving in the incorrect lane. Case Dismissed.
  • Detroit, MI: Speeding 50 in a 40. Case Dismissed.
  • Rochester Hills, MI: Speeding 50 in a 40, Reduced to one Point. Client had ten prior points on his record.
  • Oak Park, MI: Operating While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail, mandatory license suspension, and $2,000 + in Driver’s Responsibility fees. Case Dismissed after suppression hearing.
  • Oak Park, MI: Driving While License Suspended, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail, reduced plea, $100.00 fine, no jail time and no probation.
  • Farmington Hills, MI: Disobey Traffic Control Device, Reduced to Zero Points.
  • West Bloomfield, MI: Two Counts of Driving While License Suspended, two Probation Violations, reduced plea. All Four Counts Dismissed, no jail time.
  • Lake Orion, MI: Reckless Driving, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail, plus a mandatory license suspension. Reduced to a 2 point civil infraction, no jail time and client retains clean criminal record.
  • Troy, MI: Disobey Traffic Control Device, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Rochester Hills, MI: Disobey Traffic Control Device, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Rochester, MI: Speeding 50 in a 30, Reduced to Zero Points.
  • Sterling Heights, MI: Speeding 55 in a 40, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Sterling Heights, MI: Careless Driving, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Troy, MI: Driving while License suspended, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail, charge Dismissed. Client had extensive traffic record, including a pervious driving while license suspended, and a Operating While Visibly impaired, and 6 points on his records. Client plea to careless driving.
  • Clawson, MI: Driving while License suspended, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail, charge Dismissed. Client plea to minor civil infraction.
  • Sterling Heights, MI: Speeding 57 in a 30, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Shelby Township, MI: Careless Driving, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State.
  • Sterling Heights, MI: Careless Driving, Reduced to Zero Points and not reported to Secretary of State. Client had to attend Driving School.

For more information about traffic law, Disobey Traffic Control Device, or to retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message.