If you are convicted of any DUI offense, you will be dealing with far higher Las Vegas DUI car insurance rates. The process of getting your vehicles insured involves extra steps, including filing a form SR 22 with the DMV before you will be able to get your license reinstated. This form proves that you have at least $15,000 in coverage for injury or death (one person), and $30,000 for injury or death for more than one. You also must have coverage in place for a minimum of $10,000 for property damage. You will now be considered a “high risk” driver, and your rates will be greatly increased when your policy renews, or your current insurance company may decline to insure you when you try to renew, and you will have to search out another firm that specializes in insuring high risk drivers – at a cost.
Defending a DUI: A Conviction Leads to Higher Rates
You could end up paying higher rates for years, depending on the DUI penalties you are faced with. The costs involved could range into the thousands per year. You have other options – call upon our Las Vegas DUI attorneys at De Castroverde Law Group for information about defending your case. The consequences of a conviction extend far beyond just your license suspension, the fines you will be forced to pay, time in jail, alcohol treatment programs that must be completed, and community service. You will also have years of higher Las Vegas DUI car insurance rates, and the costs could be significant.
Beyond these costs, the ability to get a job could be impacted when a prospective employer does a background search. They may choose another candidate with a clean record. Our firm is highly skilled in defending both felony and misdemeanor DUI charges. We are ready to help you fight back, and recommend that you contact us immediately after your DUI arrest in Las Vegas.