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Michigan is 1 of 5 harshest states for driver's license suspensions over court fees, fines (MI)
Friday, September 29, 2017
- WZZM13 (abc)
"Michigan is especially tough when it comes to suspending the driver's licenses of residents unable to pay off court fees and fines, according to a report released this week. \
The Legal Aid Justice Center analyzed the driver's license suspension polices of 50 states. Michigan's were among the five harshest.
The report, "Driven by Dollars: A State-By-State Analysis of Driver’s License Suspension Laws for Failure to Pay Court Debt," comes a few months after a lawsuit was filed by a separate group against the state, alleging its suspension policies are hurting poor people..."