A DUI Could Break Your Wallet, If Not Ruin Your Life
The costs associated with a DUI can sometimes grow insurmountable. According to an article posted on InsWeb, an insurance association Website, drunk drivers must be prepared to cough up around $10,828 in total costs for a DUI offense.
1. How will a DUI affect insurance rates?
The first noticeable difference after a DUI conviction is skyrocketing insurance rates. Expect your car insurance rates to range between $3,600 and $6,600 a year.
Depending on how long a DUI remains on your state’s driving record, these rates are known to continue for up to seven years. Any additional incidents or tickets could make them shoot up even more, almost triple those rates.
Yes. The financial impact of a DUI charge is devastating. The emotional effects and the impact it has on your family and career can be even more devastating. That’s why fighting your DUI and picking the right attorney to contest your charge can be one of the most important decisions you make.
Our drunk driving defense lawyers include three former DUI prosecutors and defend citizens accused of drunk driving throughout the Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange County courts. With a knowledgeable and aggressive DUI defense lawyer behind you, many DUI cases can be reduced to a lesser charge, dismissed due to faulty police work, or defeated at jury trial. Call us for a consultation. (Refer to our article, “Can a DUI conviction be removed in California?“)
About the Author
A former Los Angeles prosecutor, attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT). He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Dr Phil, The Today Show and Court TV. Mr Shouse has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal and Top 100 Civil Attorneys.