Novi District Court Traffic Tickets

Below is a list of traffic tickets which need to be addressed at the 52/1 District Court in Novi, Michigan when the traffic offense occurs in one of  the following communities: Commerce Township; Highland Township; Lyon Township; Milford Township; Novi; Novi Township; South Lyon; Village of Milford; Village of Wolverine Lake; Walled Lake; Wixom.  The 52/1 District Court is located at 48150 Grand River Avenue in the city of Novi, Michigan.  The Judges currently serving the 52/4 District Court are the Honorable Robert Bondy, the Honorable Travis Reeds, and the Honorable David Law.

Misdemeanor traffic tickets require the individual cited to appear in court to address the matter.  Civil infractions can be either contested in court (if the individual makes a timely request) or payment can be made in person, by mail, or online to satisfy the ticket.  The fines listed below are subject to change.  Misdemeanor traffic offenses also carry a potential penalty that may include the following depending upon the offense: jail time, probation with conditions, fines, costs, restitution, driver’s responsibility fees, and driver’s license sanctions.   Failure to appear or pay tickets on a timely basis can result in a bench warrant for the individual’s arrest, additional fines and costs, and suspension of driving privileges.  If you receive a misdemeanor  traffic ticket, or wish to contest a civil infraction, you should hire an experienced local attorney, such as the attorneys at Hilf & Hilf, PLC.

Drivers License Violations

Drove without Corrective Lenses (misdemeanor) –$215 fine — 2 points

Expired Drivers License  (misdemeanor) — $215 fine — 2 points

Fail to Change Address on License (civil) — $110 fine — 0 points

Fail to Display Graduated License (civil) — $110 fine — 0 points

Mutilated or Defaced OperatorsLicense (civil) — $215 fine — 0 points

No Valid License in Possession (misdemeanor) — $215 fine — 0 points

** The fine for No Valid License in Possession is waived with proof provided of a valid license.

Drove without Motorcycle Endorsement or a  Moped License (misdemeanor) — $215 fine — 0 points

Violation of Graduated License Permit (civil) —  $115  fine — 2  points

Defective Equipment (Non Commercial)

Defective Equipment  — $110 fine — 0 points

License Plate or Registration Violations

Failed to Change Address on Registration  (civil) — $110 fine – 0 points

Improper Plate (misdemeanor) — $225 fine — 0 points

Expired Plate or Improper Display (civil) — $125 fine — 0 points

No Proof of Registration (civil) — $125 fine — 0 points

Insurance Violations

No Insurance (civil) — $150 fine — 0 points

No Proof of Insurance without proof shown (civil) — $150 fine — 0 points

No Proof of Insurance WITH proof shown (civil) —  $25 fine —  0 points

Lane Use

Crossed over Median (civil) — $120 fine — 2 points

Crossed over Median in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $147 fine — 2 points.

Drove Off Roadway  (civil) — $120 fine — 0 points

Drove Left of Center (civil) — $130 fine — 2 points

Drove Left of Center in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $167 fine — 2 points.

Drove Motor Vehicle on Sidewalk (misdemeanor) — $225 fine — 0 points

Drove Wrong Way on One Way Street (civil) — $130 fine — 2 points

Drove Wrong Way on One Way Street in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $167 fine — 2 points

Failed to Sign or Observe (civil) — $115 fine — 2 points

Improper Lane Usage (civil) — $125 fine — 2 points

Improper Lane Usage in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $157 fine — 2 points

Improper Passing (civil) — $125 fine — 3 points

Improper Passing in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $157 fine — 2 points

Moving Violations

Allow Unlicensed Driver to Drive (misdemeanor) — $215 fine — 0 points

Careless Driving (civil) — $205 fine — 3 points

Careless Driving in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $270 fine — 3 points

Careless Driving in Construction Zone (misdemeanor) — $270 fine — 3 points

Disobey School Crossing Guard (misdemeanor) — $265 fine — 3 points

Disobey Police Officers Signal (misdemeanor) — $215 fine — 2 points

Disobey Stop Sign (civil) — $125 — 3 points

Disobey Stop Sign in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $157 fine — 3 points.

Disobey Traffic Control Device or Turn Sign  (civil) — $130 fine — 2 points

Disobey Traffic Control Device or Turn Signal in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $162 fine — 2 points

Disobey Traffic Regulator (construction worker or non officer worker) — $162 fine — 2 points

Disobey Traffic Signal (civil) — $130 fine — 3 points

Disobey Traffic Signal in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $162 fine — 3 points

Fail to Drive Minimum Speed (civil) — $125 fine — 2 points

Fail to Remove Vehicle from Road After an Accident (civil) — $130 fine — 0 points

Fail to Stop for School Bus (civil) — $255 fine — 3 points

Fail to Stop for School Bus in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $399 fine — 3 points

Fail to Stop Assured Clear Distance   (civil) — $125 fine — 2 points

Fail to Stop in Assured Clear Distance in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $157 fine — 2 points

Fail to Use Due Care and Caution (civil) — $125 fine — 2 points

Fail to Use Due Care and Caution in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $157 fine — 2 points

Fail to Use Due Care and Caution to Utility or Maintenance Vehicle (misdemeanor) — $230 fine — 2 points

Fail to Yield (civil) — $125 fine — 2 points

Fail to Yield in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $157 — 2 points

Fail to Yield to Emergency Vehicle (civil) — $150 fine — 2 points

Fail to Yield to Pedestrian (civil) — $125 fine — 2 points

Fail to Yield from Private Drive (civil) — $115 fine — 2 points

Follow too Close (civil) — $115 fine — 2 points

Follow too Close in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $137 fine — 2 points

Illegal Entrance/Exit Expressway (civil) — $125  fine — 2 points

Improper Backing (civil) — $125 fine — 0 points

Improper Size/Load/Tow (misdemeanor) — $225  fine — 2 points

Improper Size/Load/Tow (civil) — $145 fine — 2 points

Improper Turn (civil) — $125 fine — 2 points

Improper Turn in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $157 fine — 2 points

Improper Operation of School Bus (civil)  — $160 fine — 2 points

Improper Operation of Emergency Vehicle or  Emergency Equipment (misdemeanor) — $250 fine — 2 points

Improper Use of Lights (civil) — $110 fine — 2 points

Interfere with Fire Apparatus (civil) — $120 fine — 2 points

Level 1 or 2 Driver Using Cell Phone while Operating Motor Vehicle (civil) — $150 fine — 0 points

Non Emergency Stop on Freeway (civil) — $115 fine — 0 points

Obstruct Vision/Control (civil) — $110 fine — 2 points

Obstruct or Impede Traffic  (civil) — $130 fine — 0 points

Obstruct or Impede Traffic in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $147 fine — 0 points

PBT Refusal (civil + drivers license suspension) — $175  fine — 0 points

Prohibited Turn (civil) — $125 fine — 2 points

Prohibited Turn in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $157 fine — 2 points

Reckless Driving (misdemeanor) — up to $500 fine — 6 points

Seat Belt – Child Restraint  (civil) — $100 fine — 0 points

Seat Belt – Driver or Passenger  (civil) — $65 fine for each person — 0 points

Child Restraint 4 to 8 year under 4’9″ (civil) —  $65 fine or each child — 0 points

Unattended Motor Vehicle Running (civil) — $90 fine — 0 points

Unnecessary Noise/Squealing Tires (civil) — $125 fine — 0 points

Unsafe Start or Sudden Acceleration (civil)  — $125 fine — 0 points

Violation of Basic Speed Law  (civil) — $125 fine — 2 points

Violation of Basic Speed Law in School/Construction/Emergency Zone (civil) — $157 fine — 2 points

Speeding Violations – Regular Speed

1-5 mph Over (civil) — $115 fine — 2 points

6-10 mph Over (civil) — $125 fine — 2 points

11-15 mph Over (civil) — $130 fine — 3 points

16-20 mph Over (civil) — $140 fine — 4 points

21-25 mph Over (civil) — $150 fine — 4 points

26-30 mph Over (civil) — $160 fine — 4 points

31-35 mph Over (civil) — $170 fine — 4 points

36 mph & Over   (civil) — $180 fine — 4 points

Speeding Violations – Limited Access Speed

1-5 mph Over (civil) — $115 fine — 0 points

6-10 mph Over (civil) — $125 fine — 1 point

11-15 mph Over (civil) — $130 fine — 2 points

16-20 mph Over (civil) — $140 fine  — 3 points

21-25 mph Over (civil) — $150 fine — 3 points

26-30 mph Over (civil) — $160 fine — 4 points

31-35 mph Over (civil) — $170 fine — 4 points

36 mph & Over   (civil) — $180 fine — 4 points

Speeding Violations – Construction Zone

1-5 mph Over (civil) —  $132 fine — 3 points

6-10 mph Over (civil) — $152 fine — 3 points

11-15 mph Over (civil) — $167 fine — 4 points

16-20 mph Over (civil) — $187  fine — 5 points

21-25 mph Over (civil) — $200 fine — 5 points

26-30 mph Over (civil) — $220 fine  — 5 points

31-35 mph Over (civil) — $230 fine — 5 points

36 mph & Over   (civil)   — $250  fine — 5 points

Speeding Violations – School/Emergency Zone

1-5 mph Over (civil) — $132 — 2 points

6-10 mph Over (civil)  — $152 fine — 2 points

11-15 mph Over (civil) — $167 fine — 3 points

16-20 mph Over (civil) — $187 fine —  4 points

21-25 mph Over (civil)  — $200 fine — 4 points

26-30 mph Over (civil) — $220 fine — 4 points

31-35 mph Over (civil) – $230 fine — 4 points

36 mph & Over   (civil) — $250 fine — 4 points

Cycle/Snowmobile Violations

Drove Moped on Sidewalk or Highway (civil) — $110 fine — 2 points

Motorcycle/Moped Over 2 Abreast (civil) — $110 fine — 2 points

No Cycle Helmet (civil) — $110 fine — 0 points

Passenger on Moped (Not Driver) (civil) — $110 fine — 0 points

Snowmobile/Minibike/Dirt Bike Equipment Violation — $110 fine — 0 points

Unlawful Rider on motorcycle — $110 fine — 0 points

Texting and Hand Held Device Violations – Commercial Vehicle and Bus

Read/Type/Send Text While Operating Commercial Vehicle/Bus 1st Offense  (civil) — $240 fine

Read/Type/Send Text While Operating Commercial Vehicle/Bus 2nd Offense  (civil) — $340 fine

Use Handheld Mobile Phone While Operating Commercial Vehicle/Bus 1st Offense  (civil) — $240 fine

Use Handheld Mobile Phone While Operating Commercial Vehicle/Bus 2nd Offense  (civil) — $340 fine

Texting and Hand Held Device Violations (civil) — Non Commercial Vehicles

Distracted Driving – Texting (ordinance) (civil) — $200 fine — 0 points

Distracted Driving – Texting 2nd Offense (ordinance) (civil) — $300 fine — 0 points

Distracted Driving – Handheld (civil) — $75 fine — 0 points

Distracted Driving – Other (civil) — $200 fine — 0 points

Operating While Reading, Typing, or Texting (state law) (civil) — $200 fine — 0 points

Operating While Reading, Typing, or Texting 2nd Offense  (state law) (civil) — $300 fine — 0 points

Miscellaneous Violations

Abandoned Vehicle (civil) — $175 fine — 0 points

Handicapped Parking (civil) — $170 fine — 0 points.  Ticket is waivable with proof

Parking (civil) — $65 fine — 0 points

No Snow Removal (civil) — $50 fine — 0 points

Commercial License Violations

​Driving Without License in Possession (misdemeanor) — $300 fine — 2 points.  The fine is waivable with proof.

Driving Without Proper Endorsement (misdemeanor) — $300 fine — 2 points

Commercial Violations

No Proof of Insurance Without Proof (civil) — $150 fine — 0 points

No Proof of Insurance With Proof (civil) — $25 fine — 0 points

Equipment Violation/ No Comm Logo – Med Duty (civil) — $265 fine — 0 points

Registration and/or Plate Violation (misdemeanor) — $385 fine — 0 points

Registration and/or Plate Violation (civil) — $265 fine — 0 points

Fld Submit Trk Weigh/Bypass Scls (misdemeanor) — $270 fine — 2 points

Improper Load or Tow – Pass (misdemeanor) — $385 fine — 2 points

Overwidth/Overheighth Truck (civil) — $265 fine — 0 points

Misload (civil) — $265 fine — 0 points

Fail Comply with Shutdown Order (misdemeanor) — $450 fine — 0 points

Violate Motor Carrier Safety Act (civil) — $265 fine — 0 points

Violate Out of Service Order (civil) — $370 fine — 0 points

Serious Safety Defect (civil) — $390 fine — 0 points

Transfer of Hazmat on Highways/Roadways (civil) — $370 fine — 0 points

No Placard – Hazmat (civil) — $370 fine — 0 points

No ID (Name/USDOT#) (civil)  — $265 fine — 0 points

No Medical Certificate (civil) — $265 fine — 0 points

Equipment Violations (civil) — $305 fine — 0 points

Driver Violation – Log Hours (civil) — $370 fine — 0 points

Driver Violation – Possess Drugs (civil) — $265 fine — 0 points

Driver Prohibited Alcohol Use (civil) — $265 fine — 0 points

Driver – Unqualified/Under Age (civil) — $265 fine — 0 points

Driver Violation – Inspection of Equipment (civil) — $305 fine — 0 points

Driver Violation – Safe Loading (civil) — $305 fine — 0 points

Driver Violation – Ill/Fatigued (civil) — $370 fine — 0 points

Driver Violation – Unauthorized Passenger (civil) — $265 fine — 0 points

Act 181 Violation (No Mud/Debris Flaps) (civil) — $265 fine — 0 points

Hazardous Materials Violation (civil) — $370 fine — 0 points

​Fail Submit to Inspection/Required Documents (civil) — $265 fine — 0 points

Hazard (Disabled/Stopped without Warning Devices) (civil) — $370 fine — 0 points

Operate Unsafe Commercial Motor Vehicle (civil) — $370 fine — 0 points

​Operate With Hand Held Mobile Phone (civil) — $265 fine — 0 points

Overweight Commercial – Cannot Be Under Act 181

Overweight Sect 726 – Load Restrictions (civil) — $265 fine — 0 points

Overweight Sect 722 & 724

1,000 – 2,000 # Per Axle of Excess Weight – .03 Per # + $95

Up to 3,000 # Per Axle of Excess Weigh – .06 Per # + $95

Up to 4,000 # Per Axle of Excess Weigh – .09 Per # + $120

Up to 5,000 # Per Axle of Excess Weigh – .12 Per # + $120

Up to 10,000 # Per Axle of Excess Weigh – .15 Per # + $145

Any Amount Over 10,000# Overweight – .20 Per # + $145

** Fine is only charged to the axle which is the most over.  This ticket cannot be paid online **.

Attorney Daniel Hilf of Hilf & Hilf, PLC appears at the 52/1 District Court on a regular basis.  His legal advocacy, experience, ability, and dedication are second to none.  For any traffic ticket, misdemeanor, or felony charge your best bet is to retain Attorney Daniel Hilf.