Michigan traffic tickets (Statute of Limitations)

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Old Jul 28th, 2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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Is there a Statute of Limitations for traffic tickets in Michigan?
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Had an accident, personal injuries; alcohol involved; no ticket issued from August 7, 2011 accident. Could a ticket still be issued?
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The statute of limitations starts when the offense occurred. It limits the amount of time for the case to be filed in court. Usually the police department files a copy of the ticket with the court immediately. Once the ticket (complaint) is filed, the statute of limitations becomes irrelevant. If a traffic ticket is dismissed without prejudice, the prosecutor will have to file a new complaint within two years from the date of the offense. MCL 600.5809(2).
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A DUI in Michigan is more than just a "traffic ticket" -- it is a criminal offense. The statute of limitations which applies between the time of the offense and being charged -- by ticket or otherwise -- in Michigan is 6 years. The six year statute of limitations for all crimes applies except for murder which is 10 years.

The purpose of a statute of limitations is to keep from bringing stale charges where witnesses, evidence and often memories are shaky or gone.
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First - this is some ancient necroposting and mr Michigan and mr DUI are two different posters.

Second - there is no statute of limitations for murder in Michigan. Just an FYI!
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There are several Michigan attorneys who disagree on there not being a statute of limitations in Michigan for murder and if that were the kernel of the question in this post, I would give a definitive answer on that point.

The distinction on traffic tickets is whether they are civil or criminal in nature, such as a DUI.
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Your ignorance knows no limits. There is NO dispute. YOU brought up murder, I, once again, corrected you. Either the lawyers you allegedly work for should have been disbarred years ago, or you in fact are simply a googling want-to-be. Either way you spread nearly as much disinformation as Affa.
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Are you all ADHD? The original question posted was: Is there a Statute of Limitations for traffic tickets in Michigan? It was not about drinking or murder. The post is old but there may be others who want to know the answer to the question.

Most traffic tickets in Michigan are civil infractions although more serious offenses can be misdemeanors or felonies which may have different limitations depending on the offense. If it is a civil infraction, "The period of limitations is 2 years for an action for the recovery of a penalty or forfeiture based on a penal statute brought in the name of the people of this state." MCL 600.5809(2).
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Second - there is no statute of limitations for murder in Michigan. Just an FYI!

There are no SOL's on Murder in any state, period.

While there may be a few states which still recognize the "year and a day" rule, this is not technically an SOL for a commencement of prosecution.

From past research I know that the state of Kentucky has abolished thier SOL's for ANY felony, not retrocative of course, that violates the Ex post facto clause.
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That was the original information I had from two Michigan lawyers -- and not the germ of the question in this case.

When a question is posed to me on a subject I do the research on that specific question, so save your barbs and insults.

There are many post replies made on this site by people who have neither formal nor informal law education and I do not sling nasty barbs at them for their ignorance and misinformation when I well could. Working in a social security office, for example, does not give one a formal or any legal education in; family law, real estate, interstate jurisdiction, contract law, choice of law, complex litigation, tort, personal injury, legal malpractice, etc. Yet people routinely answer questions in this forum where they have no experience and no lawyer would put them on staff.

So let's be civil, shall we? Leave it to the anonymous posters to sling barbs for we can ignore them.
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