Last week, the State of Michigan announced they will offer a "payment alternative" to people who can't afford citation or court fees and would otherwise have their driver's license suspended for not paying.

A recent court decision allows the Secretary of State to suspend driver’s licenses for failure to pay court fees, but the State will offer a second option to drivers.

Michigan is adding this sentence to Michigan citations and court forms:

If you are not able to pay any fine or costs due to financial hardship, contact the court immediately to request a payment alternative.

The new language must be fully implemented by Feb. 13, 2021, but the policy has already begun.

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