DETROIT, MI – July 5, 2017. The 4 -Day Holiday Special held at the 36th District Court on July 1st through July 4th, was very successful according to Court Administrator, Kelli Moore Owen. “The Court wanted to offer the opportunity for people to regain their driving privileges in unison with Independence Day”, stated Owen. 36th District Court Chief Judge, Nancy M. Blount agreed, “I entered an order to allow the waiver of all late fees, penalties, and warrant costs, so that individuals could become independent from the debt owed to the 36th District Court”.
When asked about future events of this nature, Chief Judge Blount indicated that Michigan Court Rule 1.110 requires that all fines and costs be paid at the time of assessment in order to avoid additional fees and penalties. “Individuals should not wait for me to periodically enter an order waiving these fees and costs because it will ultimately result in thousands of people driving without a valid license”, stated Chief Judge Blount.
In summary, the Court closed 2,389 cases, which included 1,978 license suspension clearances, and collected nearly $350,000.00.