What Are the Insurance Requirements Post-DUI and What is the Cost?
This is an important question and one that can affect the 3 to 5 years of your life. In addition, it is another good reason to hire the best and most experienced DUI lawyer in your county. Here is the information:
Premiums. Whether we’re talking about a first (1st) or subsequent DUI (driving under the influence) offense, you’re looking at a higher cost of insurance, or premium. Basically, it costs more to insure a driver with a history of DUI, who may again cause property damage, personal injury, or fatalities. It is estimated that annual insurance rates may increase as much as $3,000 to $5,000 for three (3) to five (5) years following a DUI.
Required Insurance(s): Additionally, Florida law requires a DUI offender to carry insurance in excess of the minimum mandated by law. For a DUI conviction on or prior to October 1, 2007, an offender must carry:
- Bodily Injury (BI) insurance in the amount of $10,000 per person and $20,000 per occurrence;
- Property Damage in the amount of $10,000; and
- A reinstatement fee of $15 may be charged.
Any DUI conviction after October 1, 2007, must provide proof of:
- Bodily Injury (BI) insurance in the amount of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per occurrence;
- Property Damage in the amount of $50,000 property damage liability on the arrest date or proof of liability coverage; and
- A reinstatement fee of $150 and up to $500 may be charged (Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles).
My advice: consult with an experienced DUI attorney to take timely action. For more detailed information, request a free copy of A DUI Guide for Alachua County.
For more information:
- Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles… Driving Under the Influence
- First-time DUI Offense and Driver’s License Suspension – Experienced Gainesville DUI lawyer explains the facts.
Remember, the only sure way of avoiding the lifelong consequences of a DUI conviction is to not drink and drive!
However, if it is too late, do not make another mistake – hire an experienced DUI/DWI lawyer to represent you and do it ASAP, don’t wait! You can contact us today at 800-373-8000.
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