What happens if I commit an offense?

You will receive a ticket. A court officer then orders one of the following actions :

  • Dismissal Letter-A letter will go to your parent or guardian notifying them of the violation and requesting them to discuss the citation with you.
  • Official Docket-The court may hold a hearing with the parent or guardian.
  • Probation Officer-You may be assigned a probation officer to monitor your behavior.

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1. What kind of traffic violations are included?
2. How am I charged?
3. Do I have to appear at the hearing?
4. Do I need an attorney?
5. What happens at the hearing?
6. How will this affect my driving record?
7. What if I fail to appear at the hearing?
8. What if I’m under 16 and don ‘t even have a valid Michigan driver’s license?
9. What if I commit a felony offense?
10. What is a State or Local Law offense?
11. What happens if I commit an offense?
12. Where are the hearings held?