If you’re issued a citation for speeding in Michigan, you can either plead guilty and pay the ticket, or plead not guilty and contest the ticket.
Pay the Ticket
The easiest way to pay the ticket is online at https://e.courts.michigan.gov/eTix/servlet/EtixMainServlet?Command=Search&type=TicketSearch. Your ticket should have instructions on it with other payment options, however.
Contest the Ticket
Contesting a ticket looks different based on where the violation occurred. In Lansing, you’ll request a formal or informal hearing (attorneys are allowed at formal hearings only). If you’re found responsible, you’ll have to pay the judgment. However, you can appeal the decision within 14 days. But keep in mind that even if you appeal, you’ll have to post a bond equal to the amount of the judgment, which will be returned to you only if the decision is overturned.9
Given that civil infractions in Michigan come with fines only, it will probably be easier to simply pay the ticket rather than contest it and possibly go through the appeals process, especially if you have to hire a lawyer.