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Christine M. Grand
Attorney and Counseler
31731 Northwestern Highway
Suite 151
Farmington Hills, Michigan
48334

431 Gratiot Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226

Located across from
36th District Court,
Frank Murphy Hall of Justice and the Wayne County Jail

"I have succesfully represented over 3,500 individuals charged with serious crimes. Let me put my experience to work for you, so you can have a Great Defense!"


Ms. Grand has never been a prosecutor. Unlike other so called defense attorneys, Ms. Grand has never prosecuted anyone on behalf of the government.

Driver Responsibility Fees

In 2003 the Michigan Legislature passed a series of traffic laws, which created several new “Driver Responsibility Fees” that are assessed by the Secretary of State’s office. The Michigan Secretary of State is required to send notice of the Driver Responsibility Fee to the driver and it is due within 30 days of notice. If not paid within 30 days a second notice is sent. The driver’s license of the individual will be suspended if the fee is not paid within 30 days of the second notice. This suspension of the license is “indefinite”. That means the drivers will never be able to get their license back until the fee is paid.

The Driver Responsibility Fee is due even if the driver does not have a license. If for example, the driver is convicted of OWI and therefore their driving privileges have been suspended, the fees are still due and must be paid despite being ineligible to drive.

The Fees

Any driver who accumulates 7 or more points for any offense is responsible for Driver Responsibility Fees. At 7 points the driver is assessed $100, and an additional $50 for each additional point above 7. The fee is assessed annually for every year 7 points or more are on the driver’s record.

The following is a list of fees that are assessed by the Secretary of State that must be paid for two consecutive years, regardless of the number of points on an individuals driving record.

Operating While Intoxicated.........................$1,000
Operating While Visibly Impaired................$500
Zero Tolerance/Under 21 and Operating
Under Presence of Alcohol..............$500
Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer...........$1,000
Driving while License Suspended................$500
Failing to Stop and Disclose
Identification at an accident.........................$1,000
No Proof of Insurance..................................$150
No Operators License on Person..................$150

 

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