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What will court costs and fines be if I am convicted of Operating While Intoxicated?

Fines and costs vary somewhat between courts. Generally, you can expect fines and costs from the court to be somewhere between $500 and $1000. However, there is little known, hidden expense called the Driver Responsibility Law. That is a tax that the Governor and Legislature introduced in 2003 to raise money by penalizing bad drivers. The Driver Responsibility law imposes an additional and separate fine on drivers convicted of drunk driving. A party convicted of Operating While Intoxicated will be assessed a fine of $1000 per year for two years. A driver convicted of Operating While Impaired will be assessed $500 per year for two years. If you don’t pay the fine your license is indefinitely suspended by the state.

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  • Bloomfield Hills, MI Office

    2525 S. Telegraph Rd. Suite 100
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    Phone: (248) 451-2200
    Fax: 248-456-8470