driver responsibility fees

There are several offenses which can lead to a Michigan driver being required to pay driver responsibility fees to the Michigan Secretary of State. Receiving seven points for all types of driving offenses within a two year period will lead to driver responsibility fees of $100.00 plus $50.00 for each additional point.

Offenses that will lead to drivers responsibility fees of $1,000.00 a year for two years

– OWI (Operating while impaired)(DUI)
– Manslaughter, negligent homicide, felony resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle
– OWI or Visible impairment causing death or serious impairment
– Operating a commercial motor vehicle with an unlawful alcohol content
– Operating an off road recreation vehicle while impaired
– Moving violation with criminal penalties in a construction zone causing injury or death to a construction worker
– Improperly passing a parked emergency vehicle causing injury or death to an emergency worker
– Failing to stop and disclose one’s identity at an accident scene where legally required to do so
– Fleeing or eluding an officer
– Moving violation or reckless driving causing Death or serious impairment

Offenses that will lead to drivers responsibility fees of $500.00 a year for two years
– Driving while visibly impaired
– Driving with any bodily alcohol content when under 21 years old
– Reckless driving
– Driving with any amount of a controlled substance in one’s body
– Driving with a suspended or revoked or revoked license or registration

Offenses that will lead to drivers responsibility fees of $200.00 a year for two years
– Failing to provide proof of insurance when requested by a police officer

Offenses that will lead to drivers responsibility fees of $150.00 a year for two years
– Driving without a valid license

Driver license responsibility fees are an important factor to consider when a defendant pleads guilty to any driving related offense. At Rudoi Law we understand and will educate our clients on ALL the penalties associated with any possible conviction. We will always properly inform the client so he or she can make an informed decision regarding whether to plead guilty (based on a plea deal) or fight at trial.