Traffic Tickets

Traffic Tickets

A court may utilize an informal procedure contained in the Juvenile Code for certain criminal traffic violations.  If you are a juvenile (under 17 years of age) and reside in Livingston County then the traffic ticket will be processed by the Livingston County Juvenile Court.

Under MCL 712A.2b, if a violation of the Michigan Vehicle Code is alleged:

The court will schedule the matter for an informal hearing.

We require that you (juvenile) and one parent appear for the informal hearing to be held by a referee at the Livingston County Juvenile Court, Judicial Center Building, 204 S. Highlander Way, Suite 3, Howell, MI 48843.

If the court finds that the allegation is true, it may impose a disposition, possible dispositions are:

  • dismissal
  • assessment of fines and costs
  • Secretary of State notification
  • a period of informal Court supervision with terms
  • transfer unto the Court's formal docket
  • referral to the Diversion Program

Failure to appear as noticed may result in the traffic ticket being transferred to the courts formal docket and suspension of your license until said matter is resolved.