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.