Traffic offenses can mean the loss of your driver license, steep insurance premiums, and in some cases jail.

At Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, we fight for our clients and we get results.


Insurance premiums in Michigan are already expensive. Add a few driving infractions and it quickly becomes unbearable.

Points from a civil infraction or traffic crime can range from 1 to 6. License points take years to come off of your record once they are on there. In addition to points the Michigan Secretary of State charges driver responsibility fees that can cost as much as $2,000.00 depending on the offense.

You have 21 days from the date of the Michigan traffic ticket to either pay the fine or schedule a hearing. If you fail to act then your license will be suspended. If your license is suspended it will cost additional money to have it reinstated and you could face additional charges is pulled over while your license is suspended.

Criminal traffic charges could mean jail time, major fines, and the loss of your driving privileges.

At the law firm of Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, we know how important your driving privileges are. We recognize the need to keep your insurance premiums low. We go above and beyond to achieve our client’s goals.

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Driving on a Suspended / Revoked Driver License

In Michigan, driving on a suspended driver’s license (DWLS) or driving on an invalid license is a misdemeanor. Both offenses can carry serious driving sanctions, court costs, driver responsibility fees, and even jail time.

A first offense conviction for driving on a suspended license carries a maximum penalty of up to 93 days in jail and $500.00 in fines. Your vehicle could be immobilized, 2 points added to your driving record, and driver responsibility fees may be assessed.

In all cases, the police must have a reason to stop you while you are driving. If the police did not have a valid reason to stop you, your case will be dismissed.

Even if you believe you do not have a defense, our firm continues to negotiate a better deal on your behalf that could result in saving you a criminal conviction, fines, costs, license points, driver responsibility fees and more.

Traffic / Speeding Ticket Defense

We have all gotten speeding tickets at one point or another. Points mean an increase in insurance costs, and too many points can mean driver responsibility fees or even the loss of your driver license.

In most cases, our firm is able to save our clients points without them ever having to set foot in court.

Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer

It is a felony in Michigan not to stop for a police officer that has signaled you to pull over. A conviction for fleeing and eluding means serious fines, the loss of your license, and even prison. Fleeing and eluding is broken down into four degrees. Fourth degree is punishable by up to 2 years in prison and a fine of $2,000.00. First degree is the most severe and is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $15,000.00 fine. There are defenses; the law only applies when the police officer is lawfully acting within the duties of their job. Also, if the police officer is not in uniform and his car isn’t marked and you did not know he was an officer you are not at fault for not stopping.

Reckless Driving Defense

Reckless driving is a serious criminal charge in Michigan. The maximum penalty for reckless driving is actually more serious than that for a drinking and driving conviction. The misdemeanor offense carries up to 93 days in jail, major fines, and the suspension of your driver license. If an injury is associated with the charge you could face a felony. A felony reckless driving conviction could mean up to five years in prison or more.

A reckless driving conviction cannot be based on speeding alone. The prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you acted with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others. If the prosecutor cannot meet their burden or if you present a valid defense you must be found not guilty.

Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle / Joy Riding

Auto theft can be charged in a number of different ways depending on the facts alleged by the police or witnesses against you. The different auto charges vary in terms of punishment and what the prosecuting attorney must prove against you.

Joyriding, or unlawful use of a motor vehicle, is an offense that is charged when someone is alleged to have used a vehicle that does not belong to that person and in a manner inconsistent with the owner’s wishes.

These offenses are serious felonies. It is important that you hire an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney to fight these charges, protect your rights, and get results.

“I was ticketed for speeding, 80 in a 70; Aaron was able to reduce the fine and prevent me from getting any points!” – Sandy in Mason, MI