I purchased a vehicle in 1998 in the state of michigan. On the way home with the vehicle which was approx 15 miles from my home in Indiana, I was pulled over by Edwardsburg, Mi. police. the car was impounded and I was taken to jail where I bonded out immediately for $100.00. I had a bill of sale for the car, In which I was told by the Michigan Secretary of State that I had 72 hours to get the car home on a bill of sale. the charge at the time was improper registration. obviously I had just purchased the car. I went to a court date and thought that everything was taken care of. I then moved to Arizona to run a company for a friend. When I returned to Indiana in 2005 I went to trade my arizona license in for an indiana one, and was told that there was something in Michigan on my record and had to take care of it first before I could be issued a new Indiana License. I then called the Cass County Michigan Clerk whom I spoke to personally and she said that I had a failure to appear charge and warrant out for me. she told me to take care of the issue I had to pay $105.00 which I paid immediately, she faxed me a copy of the reciept and told me to keep it in my possession for 6months, which I did. I got pulled over in Niles, Michigan last night and when they ran my license the warrant was still showing up. I then again was taken to jail where I bonded out immediately again for $300.00 this has been an 11 year ordeal because someone failed to take the warrant off of a darn computer. what can I do about this?
Michigan warrants are not cleared up by paying a fine. I recommend you hire an attorney to help you take care of this problem properly. You can read more about criminal cases and procedures in Michigan at:
Kronzek & Cronkright P.L.L.C.
Main office – 420 S. Waverly Road Suite 100
Lansing, MI 48917