We live in Michigan - and I know that if a person is stopped (in this case, for speeding 10 miles over the limit), and questioned by a law enforcement official, they must provide proof of insurance, etc.; and that a citation is generally issued if the person cannot provide such documentation. --- But what if they provided the expired certificate, in error?... and if upon returning to the drivers window, the officer refused to acknowledge (after being advised that the expired one had in error, been handed to them) - or refused to take into his hand, the offered CORRECT and valid certificate, upon returning to the driver with his already written civil infraction (for failure to provide proof of insurance) in hand?? In fact, both the driver AND the passenger (to whom the vehicle belonged) attempted to explain that the initial certificate handed to them was the wrong one, but the officer would not accept it, would not recognize their attempt to correct the error – or respond in any cognizant way, other than to advise them to "...drive safe, and have a good evening..." before turning and walking away. What was that?... Can an officer do that?... and have it stick?? A simple refusal to allow a human error to occur? I know the easy thing to do is to just show them the certificate (AGAIN) and pay the darn court fees of $25 --- at our expense, again. But it's money that is needed elsewhere. Any ideas on how to present this to the judge, would be appreciated.