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My son received a ticket for driving with an expired license.

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My son received a ticket for driving with an expired license. He received a notice to appear for arraignment in Lansing, MI 54-A District Court. He was previously in court (about 1-1/2 to 2 years ago for retail fraud). He has not had any other problems with the law. What can we expect to happen a the arraignment.


Thank you for the information and your question. Typically, if the driver has their renewed license when they go to court, the judge will usually dismiss the ticket outright. But, it really depends on the particular judge. At arraingment though, your son can either plead not guilty or guilty, if the court or prosecutor does not dismiss the charge. If he pleads not guilty, the court will set a trial date. If he pleads guilty the court will fine him.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.

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