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What Impact Will Being Convicted of DUI Have on My Car Insurance Rates?

If you are convicted of a DUI/DWI, your insurance rates will skyrocket! This is because of a new Florida law that went into effect in 2007, which requires anyone with a DUI conviction to purchase significantly higher cost insurance. This could cost you as much as $20,000 over the next 3 to 5 years.

If you are convicted of a DUI, in Florida, you are now required to purchase a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 in Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and $50,000 in Property Damage Liability Insurance in order to drive after a DUI conviction.

In addition to this, not all insurance companies are willing to insure people convicted of a DUI and even then only at a very high price!

Carey Meldon Tip: The long term cost of losing your DUI case, and being convicted of DUI/DWI in Florida, will far outweigh the short term savings of retaining the least expensive attorney.

Carey Meldon Tip: A Gainesville DUI attorney/Law Firm that is experienced in DUI defense does not have to charge the highest fee because they are working on these cases day in and day out and do not have to “reinvent the wheel” on every case; they have the knowledge base, know the tactics, and have the experienced staff to know what to look for and what to do. If on the other hand, an attorney charges a low fee, it can often mean they do not expect to devote much time to the case.

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 attorney to represent you and do it ASAP, don’t wait! You can contact us today at 800-373-8000.

The experienced Trial Attorneys at Meldon Law are dedicated to preserving the rights of the accused.


Pictured above – Dan Weisman, Jeffrey Meldon, and Carey Meldon have a combined 60 years of legal experience representing people in Gainesville, Florida and Alachua County, Florida accused of DUI/DWI and other criminal charges. They wrote the DUI Guide for Alachua County – Ways to Possibly Avoid a DUI Charge or Conviction. Request your free copy today.


This free no obligation book, written by a team of experienced DUI defense criminal trial attorneys, gives insight into what a DUI charge is, ways the State can prove the charge, and possible legal defenses.

Being charged and convicted of DUI is best avoided by not drinking and driving! This book also gives information on what it takes to be over the legal limit, how alcohol affects the body, plus much, much more!

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