Admitting Responsibility with an Explanation
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Admitting Responsibility with an Explanation

You may admit responsibility with an explanation. By doing so, you are admitting responsibility to the charge on the citation and asking for consideration because of special circumstances regarding the violation. Admitting responsibility with an explanation may be done by mail within 14 days of the issuance of the ticket.

  1. Sign the back of the ticket in the "Admit Responsibility with Explanation" section. 
  2. Mail the signed copy of the ticket along with your written explanation to:

48th District Court
4280 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan  48302
Attention: Traffic Department​
A magistrate will review your explanation and make a determination. The Court will mail you a copy of the magistrate's determination. Upon admitting responsibility or being found responsible, violations are reported to the Secretary of State. A magistrate cannot reduce the charge or reduce the amount of points from the Secretary of State.

If you believe you are not responsible for the charge on the citation, you may deny responsibility.