DUI Survival Guide

What To Do After a DUI

The events following a DUI are stressful and intimidating. If you were arrested for driving under the influence, our DUI Glossary and DUI Survival Guide will be crucial resources in figuring out what’s next.

Court Appearance

You must attend your court hearing within 30 days of your arrest. You will be convicted of a DUI if you’re BAC was .08 or higher.

DUI Sentencing

The severity of your punishment depends on the severity of your offense. Most DUI sentences include fines ($5,000 – $15,000), completion of a DUI education program ($250 for a 12 hour class), suspension of your driver’s license (90 days – 3 years), and possibly probation (90 days – 3 years) or jail.

Reinstate Your License

After completing all court requirements, you will be able to reinstate your license. Go to the DMV, pay a reinstatement fee (around $250) and have your insurance company file an SR22. Act now to get a quote for SR22 filing and get back on the road!

SR22 Insurance

Now that you are a high risk driver, your insurance company needs to file an SR22 with the DMV. An SR22 guarantees that you will carry your state’s minimum liability insurance for the next three years. Failure to pay your SR22 insurance will result in a suspended license.

Ignition Interlock Device

Many states require the installation of an ignition interlock device after a DUI. We partner with Intoxalock, who offers nation-wide coverage with over 1900 installation locations. To learn more or to set up your installation, call Intoxalock or fill out the quick form by clicking on the banner below.


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