Archive for July, 2011
How will a DUI conviction affect my automobile insurance?
Once convicted of a DUI, your insurance rates will likely increase – a lot. That is one reason it is so important to aggressively defend your case. However, if convicted, you will likely be placed on “high risk” insurance (sometimes referred to as an SR-22, which is just the form for “high risk” insurance). The amount of the increase depends, among other factors, on your driving record and how good a customer you are with that company.
The only measure you can take to try to mitigate the situation is to:
- Talk to your insurance agent to negotiate a lower premium; and/or
- Shop around for other insurance. You will find that prices can greatly vary.