First of all the laws of Michigan are quite clear that you do not have to hand over your license and you do not have to sign tickets.
What’s interesting is Michigan is the first state where we’ve seen a case close to the issue about showing your license through the window. In Michigan v. Heldt the police claimed that they could not read the license through the window because it was a tall SUV and it was too high. We think that sounds like a bogus argument, but it makes sense that you as a driver should make sure the license is in a position where the officer can read it. This is another example of why you need to record the encounter for yourself.
Here’s the case: Michigan v. Heldt (pdf)
We’ve often been asked about tinted windows. If your windows are darkly tinted or they’re too high off the ground, then the Fair DUI flyer may not work for you.
Here is our flyer in pdf format: