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    Default Defective Equipment and Speeding Ticket

    My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Michigan

    Received 2 violations on one citation. Speeding 10 over and the second violation according to the written ticket was failure to use turn signal. I of course asked for an in-formal hearing but was told by the clerk that the system has me in for the 10 over speeding...But the 2nd violation is for Defective equipment. I got the court notice yesterday that also says defective equipment. I am trying to figure out if the officer did me a favor and changed the ticket or if i should actually inquire about what they have as defective for my car and show that it is fixed. If I do inquire, I dont want to open up a can of worms. Would my safest option be just to pay both? The defective is a zero point and just a fine.

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    Default Re: Defective Equipment and Speeding Ticket

    It sounds like a clerical error in entering the ticket into the court system.

    You could consider seeing if you can pay the defective equipment fine to get that ticket taken care of with no points, while holding the informal hearing on the speeding ticket. There's a small gamble involved - you should be able to do that, and I doubt that anybody will try to reopen a closed, paid ticket to try to fix the error.

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    Default Re: Defective Equipment and Speeding Ticket

    Thanks for the reply. I was told that if you receive a ticket with 2 or more violations, they cant charge points for more than one of the infractions. seperate actual written tickets would have to be issued for a points violation. Not sure if this is total bunk...But does anyone have info? thoughts?

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    Default Re: Defective Equipment and Speeding Ticket

    That's correct. You will only get the points on your license from the highest point ticket.

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