Written by attorney W. Scott Hanken

How Does a DUI Affect Your Auto Insurance Rates?

DUI's can be expensive, however most people fail to recognize the greatest expense (other than life and limb) from a DUI - Insurance rates. In the eyes of insurance companies, these drivers pose a greater risk, and greater risks are costlier to insure, and require greater premiums.

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A DUI is troubling for many more reasons than just your insurance. If however, you are fortunate enough for it to be a problem, it will be an expensive one (not even including the cost of an SR-22). Depending on your age, the number of incidents you already have accrued, the time that has passed, along with the other associated risks with driving, you could see your premiums increase dramatically. Comparing rates can get you cheaper car insurance, but in the end, starting a new record of responsible driving will be the only way to get your rates back to normal. Clearly, the best way to avoid the problem is to not drive under the influence. However, if you find yourself facing a DUI charge you need an experienced DUI attorney in your corner.

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