It is not uncommon for increased insurance premiums to be the most expensive cost of a DUI. Rate increases often remain in place for 3 to 7 years after DUI conviction.
Things that Matter:
- For a period of 3 to 5 years, most insurance companies will not cover a driver with a DUI conviction.
- Many states require an insurance rider, known as an SR-22, as proof of the minimum amount of liability insurance. Find insurance providers who specialize in DUI riders.
Before you contact your existing insurance provider, get quotes from an insurance provider specializing in DUI. Shopping insurance and SR-22s with an agent experienced in DUIs may save you from being dropped and/or wasting thousands.