What to Do After a DUI – A DUI Survival Guide

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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 your BAC was 0.08 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.

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.

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The DUI Survival Guide