Can I Discharge Michigan Driver’s Responsibility Fees with Bankruptcy?
Yes You Can Michigan driver’s responsibility fees are generally dischargeable in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Criminal penalties are not dischargeable in bankruptcy. However, Michigan driver’s responsibility fees are not “criminal penalties.” They are administrative fines levied by the Secretary of State’s office, not as a sentencing judgment or criminal statutory penalty by a criminal court conviction. Therefore, they should not fall under the “criminal penalty” non-dischargeability exception to the list of debts dischargeable under the US Bankruptcy Code as traffic tickets, parking tickets, and other fines may. Thus, the filing of a Chapter 7…Read more