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Alger County District Court
101 Court St, Munising, MI 49862

DISTRICT COURT TRAFFIC FINES AND COSTS
Effective: 06/01/2017

     Office Hours: Mon-Fri
     8:00am - 4:00 pm
  Phone: (906) 387-3879
  Fax:     (906) 387-2688

Violation

Fines and Costs

Points

Speeding 1-5 over

$115.00

2

Speeding 6-10 over

$125.00

2

Speeding 11-15 over

$150.00

3

Speeding 16-20 over

$175.00

4

Speeding 21-25 over 

$200.00

4

Speeding 26-30 over

$225.00

4

Speeding 31 and above

$250.00

4

Avoid Traffic Control

$100.00

2

Careless Driving $175.00 3
Careless Driving w/ Accident $195.00 3

Child restraint violation

$100.00

0

Defective equipment (Wavable)

$100.00

0

Disobey crossing guard

$150.00

3

Disobey stop sign

$115.00

3

Disobey stop sign w/accident

$125.00

3

Drove left of center

$115.00

2

Drove left of center w/accident

$150.00

2

Drove while license expired

$200.00

2

Drove while unlicensed

$225.00

2

Drove while license suspended

$325.00

2

Fail to display ops (Wavable)

$175.00

0

Fail to change address

$100.00

0

Fail to stop in assured clear distance-VBSL

$115.00

2

Fail to stop in assured clear distance w/accident-VBSL

$150.00

2

Fail  to stop at RR crossing

$150.00

3

Fail to stop for school bus

$275.00

3

Fail to stop leaving private drive

$115.00

2

Fail to stop leaving private drive w/accident

$150.00

2

Fail to dim headlights

$115.00

2

Drove while License not valid or improper

$225.00

 

Fail to yield

$115.00

2

Fail to yield w/accident

$125.00

2

Fail to yield to stationary emergency vehicle

$225.00

4

Fail to use due care and Caution stationary emergency vehicle

$225.00

4 

Fail to use due care and caution stationary emergency vehicle

$225.00

4

Follow too closely

$115.00

2

Follow too closely w/accident

$150.00

2

Improper lane use

$115.00

2

Improper lane use w/accident

$150.00

2

Improper passing

$115.00

2

Improper passing w/accident

$150.00

2

Improper turn

$115.00

2

Improper turn w/accident

$150.00

2

Handicap parking violation

$165.00

0

Minor transport/possess open intoxicants

$225.00

 2

No proof of insurance

$175.00
($25 w/proof)

0

Improper Parking

$115.00  

Obstructing traffic

$115.00

 

Refuse PBT/motor vehicle

$200.00

0

Refuse PBT/non motor vehicle

$120.00

0

Registration violation

$135.00

0

Registration violation 31 days or more

$150.00

0

Improper registration

$210.00

0

Violation of license restrictions (no glasses etc)

$150.00

2

Violation of restricted license

$275.00

2

Seatbelt violation

$65.00

0

Texting

$200.00

0

Texting w/accident

$240.00

 

No Trailer Plate

$150.00

Transport/possess open intoxicants in motor vehicle

$225.00

2

Transport/possess open intoxicants in motor vehicle second

$275.00

2

Littering-Motor Vehicle

$275.00

 

Moving Violations in Construction Zones DOUBLES fines. 

Commercial Vehicle

Appropriate Fees Not Paid $250.00  
Insecure Load $150.00  
Log Book Violation $140.00  
No Fuel Tax Permit $75.00  
Fail to Register UCR $215.00  
No U.S. DOT #

$100.00

 
Defective Equipment $150.00  
Operating a CMV w/o CMV License $300.00  
No Medical Certificate (dismisable) $75.00  
Operate w/o Proper Endorsement $150.00  
Overweight Axel Only $150.00  
Over Width Over Length $150.00  
Registration Violation $375.00  
Unqualified Driver $150.00  
No Warning Device $150.00  
Special Truck Permit $150.00  
Possession Alcohol in CMV $225.00  

Snowmobile and ORV Violations

Fail to properly display decal

$100.00

 

Fail to purchase decal (trail permit)

$150.00

 

Drove while license suspended

$325.00

 

Operate w/expired or no registration

$210.00

 

Operate w/no registration on person but purchased

$150.00

 

Operate on highway

$210.00

 

Operate at unreasonable speed

$210.00

 

Operate against flow of traffic

$210.00

 

Operate on railroad tracks

$210.00

 

Operate w/out helmet

$100.00

 

Operate on public lands

$210.00

 

Allow minor to operate ORV

$210.00

 

Operating two abreast

$210.00

 

Trespassing On Snowmobile

$210.00

 

No cycle endorsement

$165.00

 

Blocking roadway

$175.00

 

Failure To Report Snowmobile Crash

$210.00

 

Open Intox ORV

$225.00

 

Carless Operation

$200.00

 

Watercraft No Registration

$100.00

 

DNR Violations

Attempt to take fish w/illegal device or method

$210.00

 

Bait bear more than 15 days prior to season

$210.00

 

Blind out too early

$150.00

 

Burn w/out permit

$210.00

 

Fail to pay campsite fee

$75.00

 

Failure to fill kill tag correctly

$225.00

 

Fish too many lines

$210.00

 

Fish unattended lines

$210.00

 

Fish closed waters

$210.00

 

Foul hooked fish

$210.00

 

Hunt over illegal bait

$210.00

 

Excessive amount of bait

$250.00

 

Hunt closed area

$210.00

 

Use Screw in Anchor $150.00  
Fail To Tag Bear $250.00  
Walleye Out Of Season $210.00  

Illegal blind

$250.00

 

Littering (dumping garbage, etc)

$325.00

 

Combo License Violation $210.00  
Damage To Tree $75.00  

Loaded gun motor vehicle

$325.00

 

Loaded gun boat

$325.00

 

No Hunter Orange

$210.00

 

No license (hunting/fishing)

$210.00

 

No or insufficient PFD's

$100.00

 

Possess artificial light while transporting firearm or bow

$210.00

 

Possess uncased gun/bow motor vehicle

$210.00

 

Possess over limit fish

$210.00

 

Possess undersized fish

$210.00

 

Purchase hunting license while revoked 

$325.00

 

Recreational trespass

$210.00

 

No trout stamp

$210.00

 

Fail to obtain a non-resident license

$425.00

 

Shine in November

$275.00

 

No Spotter on Boat $125.00
Lead Shot $250.00  
Store Leave Property on  State Land $115.00

Transport/possess gun in game area w/out license

$210.00

 

Unregistered Boat $100.00  
Possession Of Marked Fish

$210.00

 

Non - Traffic

Allow Dog at Large

$150.00

 

Allow Dog to Bark

$115.00

 

Failure to Booking Fee

$75.00

 

Littering

$25.00

 

MIP First Offense

$210.00

 

MIP Second Ofense

$325.00

 

Unlicensed Dog(s) Waivable 

$85.00

 

Unnecessary Noise

$70.00

 

Minor Possess Tobaco

$150.00

 

 

 

 

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Call the court for penalty amount for moving violations in construction zones. No proof of insurance $175.00, but citation will be dismissed and a cost of $25 w/proof if insurance was in effect at the time of the ticket is provided to the court within 10 days.

READ THE BACK COPY OF YOU CITATION CAREFULLY

Payment by mail must be by check or money order. Make checks and money orders payable to the 93rd District Court. THE SIGNED CITATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE COURT WITHIN 10 DAYS FROM THE DATE THE CITATION WAS ISSUED. AFTER 14 DAYS, ADDITIONAL COSTS WILL BE IMPOSED AND YOU DRIVER’S LICENSE IS SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION.

If you posted a bond with the officer, and it is the correct amount of your ticket, and you wish to admit responsibility, you must sign the back of your ticket admitting responsibility and mail or FAX this to the Court. Once we receive you plea, we will apply the bond posted.

DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT VIOLATIONS: Read the reverse of you citation and make sure you send the copy to this Court after being signed off by a law enforcement agency.
 

Alger County is named for Russell A. Alger, a Michigan Governor and US Senator.

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