I asked my insurance agent if I could start qualifying for better rates since I got my DUI back in Jan of 2009. My agent said that it's not possible until May of 2019. Jan was my arrest date and May was my conviction date. Not sure who to believe since everywhere I've read, they said it starts from arrest date to arrest date?
Insurance companies can follow whatever dates they wish, but for court purposes: date of offense to date of offense.
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For legal purposes, the arrest date controls the 10 year prior. However insurances go by the conviction date.
Talk to your agent. This is a contract question, not a legal question. Also, you might consider talking to another agent or broker about better rates for people in your situation. That being said, you will likely be rated for 3 years from the conviction date.
Complicated question. For priorability, it's date of arrest. However, for DMV purposes, it's based on the conviction date... since the record is going back 10 years from the date of the entry.
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