Can I Pay My Romulus Traffic Ticket Online?

Can I Pay My Romulus Traffic Ticket Online?

The short answer to the question: “Can I pay my Romulus traffic ticket online?” is YES if it is a civil infraction traffic ticket (not a misdemeanor) – but you shouldn’t!

In this article our experienced Romulus traffic ticket attorneys explain when, how and why you should AND SHOULD NOT pay a Romulus traffic ticket.

Paying a Romulus Traffic Ticket Online

There has been some confusion about paying Romulus traffic tickets online, because the City of Romulus and its 34th District Court currently DO NOT participate in Michigan’s new Online Ticket Payment System.  However, Romulus  34th District Court DOES offer their own separate online ticket payment system directly through the Court website.

If you have a civil infraction traffic ticket and not a misdemeanor you can pay the Romulus Court on their website.  But before you pay, keep reading!

(*Note: Michigan’s new Online Ticket Payment System online tool allows users to pay traffic and non-traffic civil (non-criminal) infraction tickets with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. In Wayne County the only cities enrolled in this online ticket payment system (as of October 2018) are:  Detroit, Grosse Pointe City and Woodhaven. And in Oakland County you may pay tickets received in Farmington Hills, Southfield and Waterford online. However, most cities in Washtenaw County (including Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti) offer online ticket payment.

Romulus and other Wayne County cities are expected to join Michigan’s Online Ticket Payment System sometime in the fairly near future.)

Why You Should NOT Pay a Romulus Traffic Ticket

Anytime you pay a traffic ticket without requesting a hearing, you are admitting responsibility the infraction. In other words, paying a traffic ticket is the same as “pleading guilty” and you will be assessed all fines, penalties, fees and applicable points.

This can result in an immediate jump in your insurance rates – that will likely cost you far more than the actual ticket. Additionally, having traffic violations on your record will make it more difficult to negotiate other traffic offenses in the future.

If you accumulate a sufficient number of points from admitting responsibility, you may be summoned for a driver’s license review before the Michigan Secretary of State and/or your license may even be suspended. You may also end up being charged thousands of dollars in driver responsibility fees.

Pleading “responsible with an explanation” to a traffic ticket is also pointless. This is because fines and costs are set by a traffic fine schedule, and you have admitted guilt, so even a sympathetic Judge or magistrate still has to give you the points and fees on the civil infraction schedule.

Attorneys Can Negotiate Romulus Traffic Tickets

Our experienced Romulus traffic ticket lawyer can typically negotiate your traffic ticket to a lesser charge and/or get it entirely dismissed – with no points on your driver’s record.

This also helps keep your insurance premiums down – which can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.

Our skilled Romulus traffic ticket lawyers routinely challenge tickets and get great results in the 34th District Court every week.

When our attorneys handle your Romulus traffic ticket you do not go to court. We will appear on your behalf in the Romulus District Court and negotiate a favorable resolution for you with the prosecuting attorney. We will immediately text or email you the results.

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Romulus Traffic Ticket Lawyers: 800-717-4757

Michigan’s New System for Paying Tickets Online

Michigan’s New System for Paying Tickets Online

The State of Michigan recently launched an Online Ticket Payment System, which is an interactive website that allows users to pay traffic and non-traffic civil infractions online.  However, not all Michigan Courts are participating in this system, and it is unclear which cities will be joining in the future.

Some jurisdictions, such as Romulus (34th District Court) already have their own separate online traffic ticket payment system.

However, every online traffic ticket system, including the Michigan Online Ticket Payment System, only accepts payment for “civil infractions”. Online services do not accept payments for criminal offenses.

Civil infractions are those tickets that are punishable by fines, court costs, fees and sometimes points. However, criminal offense can be either misdemeanors or felonies and are charges for which there is a potential penalty of jail time. Criminal charges require an appearance by the accused defendant, and therefore cannot be paid online in any system.

Why You Should NOT Pay a Ticket Online

Anytime you pay a traffic ticket online or in person without requesting a hearing, you are admitting responsibility for the infraction. In other words, paying a traffic ticket online is the same as “pleading guilty” and you will automatically be assessed all applicable fines, penalties, fees and points.

In other words, once you pay online you can no longer “fight” your traffic ticket!

And the automatic points can result in an immediate jump in your insurance rates – that will likely cost you far more than the actual ticket.  If you accumulate too many points, you may be summoned for a driver’s license review before the Michigan Secretary of State and/or your license may even be suspended.

However, if you request a hearing in a timely manner (instead of paying) an experienced traffic ticket lawyer can typically negotiate your traffic ticket to a lesser charge and/or get it entirely dismissed – with no points on your driver’s record. Read More About Fighting Traffic Tickets HERE.

Michigan Online Ticket Payment System: Participating Cities

Below is a list of cities currently using the Michigan Online Ticket Payment System effective at the date of publication.

Remember, by using this (or any) online system to pay your ticket, you admit your responsibility for the ticket and will be subject to all penalties, fees and applicable points.  You cannot fight your traffic ticket once you pay online.

Oakland County Wayne County Macomb County
Farmington Hills
Southfield
Waterford
Detroit
Grosse Pointe City
Woodhaven
None
Genesee County Washtenaw County Ingham County
Burton
Central
Davison
Fenton
Flushing
Grand Blanc
Mt. Morris
Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor
Chelsea
Saline
Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti Twp
Wayne County
Lansing
Mason
Hillsdale County Kalamazoo County Kent County
Hillsdale Kalamazoo
Portage
Grand Rapids
Wyoming

Attorneys Can Negotiate Tickets

Our experienced traffic ticket attorneys urge you to call us before giving up your right to fight your ticket by paying online. Our lawyers can typically successfully negotiate with the prosecutor to get your traffic ticket reduced to a lesser charge and/or get it entirely dismissed – with no points on your driver’s record.

This also helps keep your insurance rates down – which can save you thousands of dollars in premiums over time.

When our attorneys handle your Romulus traffic ticket you do not need to go to court. We will appear on your behalf in the District Court and negotiate a favorable resolution for you with the prosecuting attorney, saving you time, money and headaches.

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Romulus Ticket Attorney: 800-717-4757

Traffic Ticket Attorney’s Spotlight on Romulus, MI

Traffic Ticket Attorney’s
Spotlight on Romulus

If you live in Michigan or Northwest Ohio, you have probably visited or passed through the city of Romulus at least a few times, travelling to and from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

In this article our traffic attorneys share some interesting facts and statistics about this quiet city that is host to one of the largest airports in North America.

Romulus, Michigan Population

Romulus, MI has a population of less than 25,000 people – making it the 1,857th largest city in the United States. And there are only 8,439 households in the city.

However, more than 34 million travelers fly in and out of Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus every year! This means that of the several thousand traffic tickets issued in Romulus annually (by the Romulus Police, Wayne County Sherriff, and Michigan State Police) many tickets are given to commuters and travelers going to and from DTW, in addition to Romulus residents.

Romulus, Michigan Demographics

The median age in Romulus during the last census was 36 years old. However, more than 26% of residents were teens under the age of 18, and another 10% were young adults between the ages of 18 and 24. And, statistically, these are the two group that gets the most traffic tickets.

27% of Romulus residents are between the age of 25 to 44; and another 27% were age 45 to 64. Seniors 65 years of age or older make up about 10% were.

Although men get more traffic tickets than women, the gender makeup of Romulus is roughly 48.4% male and 51.6% female. Among younger drivers men get one-and-a-half times as many traffic tickets as women. And after 55 years of age, men get two traffic tickets for every one ticket given to a woman.

Traffic in Romulus

Romulus traffic is serviced by two major freeways. The I-94 freeway was completed in 1960, connecting Detroit and Buffalo New York, passing directly through Romulus.  And in January 1977 the I-275 freeway was completed, further increasing the amount of commuter and airport traffic passing through Romulus every day.

With the millions of cars that pass along these freeways every day, the Romulus PD, the Wayne County Sherriff, and The Michigan State Police issue hundreds of traffic tickets every day in Romulus.

The perimeter boundary of the City of Romulus is actually 4 roads that make a nearly perfect square: Inkster Road (east boundary); Hannan Rd. (west boundary); Van Buren Rd. (north boundary); Pennsylvania Rd. (south boundary).

Both Middlebelt Road and Ecorse Road run across the entire length of Romulus – making them the longest roads to cross within the city. Wick Road, Eureka Road and Wayne Road are the next longest Roads within Romulus, followed by Vining Road and then Huron River Road.

Traffic Tickets in Romulus

Because of the millions of traveler going to and from Metro Detroit Airport (DTW), Romulus processes thouasands of traffic tickets every year. The Romulus Police Department, the Airport Police, the Wayne County Sherriff, and The Michigan State Police all have athority to issue traffic tickets at Detroit Metro Airport.

Traffic tickets issued in Romulus are handled by the 34th District Court located at 11131 Wayne Rd.

Addressing a ticket  with the representation of a skilled traffic ticket attorney is always the best way to get a ticket reduced or possibly even dismissed in the Romulus 34th District Court.

In most cases, investing a comparatively small amount of money in an experienced Romulus traffic ticket  attorney will more than pay for itself. Having an lawyer get your ticket reduced or dismissed can save you thousands of dollars in fines, court costs, car insurance increases, driver responsibility fees and license restoration costs later.

Best Romulus Traffic Ticket Attorneys

If you received a traffic ticket at Metro Airport or anywhere in Romulus, or Wayne, Oakland or Macomb County call our office right away.  We have helped hundreds of people “beat” their tickets – we can help you, too. Your first telephone consultation is always FREE, so call today and see how our experienced Romulus traffic ticket attorneys can help you.

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Romulus Traffic Ticket Attorneys: 800-717-4757

Lawyers’ Tips for Airport Traffic Tickets in Romulus (Part 2)

Attorneys’ Tips for
Traffic Tickets Near Metro Airport in Romulus

With more than 34 million travelers passing through Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) in Romulus, Michigan, thousands of traffic tickets are issued in this area every year.

This is Part 2 of an article in which our experienced traffic attorneys explain why so many tickets are issued in Romulus, and what you can do if you receive one. (CLICK HERE for Part 1 of this article).

Laws Governing Airport Traffic Tickets

Both the Romulus Police Department and the Wayne County Airport Police are constantly on high alert for criminal activity in and around the airport. So minor violations that may go unnoticed in other cities, may result in a ticket in Romulus around DTW.

Also, under Section 22 of the Wayne County Airport Authority Airport Ordinance, there are serious additional penalties for committing a crime or traffic violation (Section 18) at Detroit Metro Airport. For an administrative offense, a monetary penalty of up to $1,000 can be assessed.

If someone is convicted of any offense punishable as a misdemeanor, they will be assessed a fine of up to $500.00 and the costs of prosecution. In addition, they can be sentenced to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days.

Should I Hire an Attorney for a  Romulus Airport Traffic Ticket?

Oftentimes, people make the mistake of paying their ticket rather than fighting them – particularly out of state travelers – because of the inconvenience.

If you plead responsible to a Romulus traffic violation, remember that you are admitting guilt. In addition to points on your driving record, you will likely face increased insurance company rates. It will also make it more difficult to negotiate any traffic offenses you may receive in the future.

And, accumulated points can result in the suspension of your driver’s license – which can have serious ramifications for your job and personal life.

Romulus Airport Traffic Ticket Attorneys for Out of State Visitors

Some out of state visitors may simply ignore or pay a traffic ticket received in Romulus while travelling –instead of fighting it – figuring it’s not a big deal since they live in another state. This is a mistake, because traffic tickets received in Michigan will be shared with the driver’s home state through the Interstate Compact. And the points from the Romulus traffic ticket will appear just as if they received the ticket in their own state.

However, our Romulus traffic attorneys can handle all civil infractions in the Romulus District Court without you needing to be present, or return to Michigan.

Best Romulus Airport Traffic Ticket Attorneys

Our Romulus Airport area Traffic Ticket attorneys have an excellent track record of negotiating results that avoid any points and do not appear on your driving record.

It is a fact that drivers who hire a traffic attorney face significantly lower penalties. However, motorists who pay their tickets without hiring a traffic attorney face points on their driving record, increased automobile insurance premiums, and may eventually have their license suspended.

Our Romulus area traffic attorneys are committed to offering you the most effective representation in your traffic ticket case, at the most affordable prices. And your first consultation is always FREE.

In most situations we can represent you without the need for you to appear in court – and no need for you to return to Romulus, if you are from out of the area.

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Romulus Traffic Ticket Attorneys: 800-717-4757