Grand Rapids DUI Drunk Driving Attorney | Driver Responsibility Fees


When you are facing serious criminal charges such as drunk driving (DUI) in the Grand Rapids area, it is important to have the representation of a good OWI defense lawyer. Krupp Law Offices P.C. has been providing quality drunk driving defense for over 85 years. If you are facing drunk driving charges or are being investigated for drunk driving, call the Grand Rapids drunk driving defense attorneys at Krupp Law Offices P.C. for a free phone consultation. During your phone consultation, our attorneys will provide you with immediate answers to your questions and schedule an appointment with one of our criminal defense attorneys.



Effective October 1, 2003 the State of Michigan adopted driver responsibility fees.The driver responsibility fees have been described as a tax, but they are fees that are paid to the State of Michigan for moving violations (tickets).

Category 1 - Annual Fee for 7 or More Points.

The first category of fees is for drivers that have 7 or more points on their driver’s license.The fees are as follows:

7 Points = 100.008 Points = 150.009 Points = 200.00
10 Points = 250.0011 Points = 300.0012 Points = 350.00
13 Points = 400.0014 points = 450.0015 Points = 500.00
16 points = 550.0017 Points = 600.0018 Points = 650.00

Category 2 – Annual Fees for Specific Driving Offenses.

The second type of Driver Responsibility fee is for specific offenses.Some common offenses are as follows:

Operating while Intoxicated = 2,000.00
Operating while Impaired = 1,000.00
Driving while License Suspended = 1,000.00
No Proof of Insurance = 400.00
Drove with Expired Driver’s License = 300.00

You may get a copy of your driving record by going to and select Driver’ License & State ID or by calling 517-322-1624.Additionally you can get a copy at the nearest Secretary of State.

Fees need to be paid in check or money order payable to “State of Michigan” and sent to: Collection Division, Michigan Department of Treasury, P.O. Box 30199, Lansing MI 48909-7699

Installment agreements are available for fees over 500.00 dollars.


If you are facing a felony or a misdemeanor drunk driving, a good DUI defense attorney is not optional, it is a requirement! Our drunk driving defense attorneys can answer your questions with straight talk. Having the right criminal defense attorney on your side can relieve your stress during this difficult situation. Our drunk driving defense attorneys have over 85 years of OWI defense experience. George Krupp is a former Kent County assistant prosecutor and current criminal defense attorney.

Christian Krupp is a former Jackson County assistant prosecutor and current criminal defense attorney. Between the two criminal defense attorneys, they can provide you with excellent criminal defense representation. Both attorneys have extensive criminal defense trial experience including drunk driving, larceny, robbery,and other serious crimes. Typical fees to retain attorney for a drunk driving case can range and from 1,000 dollars to as high as 5,000 dollars. Considering the potential penalties for a drunk driving conviction, it is extremely important to retain the services of an experienced attorney in the area of drunk driving
Krupp Law Offices located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan and has the right drunk driving defense attorney for you. We represent clients in all criminal matters throughout West Michigan, including the cities of Grand Rapids, Holland, and Grand Haven, and the counties of Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Barry, Newaygo, Montcalm, Muskegon, and Ionia.

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Christian Krupp

CEO & Founder

Christian G Krupp II was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Chris attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1988.He attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he was a member of law review and one of the few students that had his law review article published.Christian Krupp graduated from law school with honors in the top ten percent of his class.His legal career started and Dykema Gossett, Michigan’s largest law firm.While at Dykema, he was involved in a diverse practice groups including the corporate, finance, and legislative areas.

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George Krupp

Creative Director

George Krupp was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan.He was admitted to practice law in 1961 and started practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1962 in the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office.After years of success in the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, George Krupp left for private practice where he has worked for over fifty years.Over his fifty years of experience he has represented thousands of clients in civil and criminal cases.His primary concentration has been in domestic (family law / divorce cases) and criminal cases.

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