How much does a DUI cost?

The costs of drinking and driving are high. The out-of-pocket expense for a first offense conviction will stay with an DUI offender for several years after a conviction. The DMV will list all DUI convictions on your driving record for 10 years after the date of your arrest.

Your costs could include:

  • Your fine, penalty assessment, court fees, & jail booking fee.
  • Increased insurance costs: a new 'High Risk driver' policy, per year.
  • A license "reinstatement fee.
  • Required alcohol education classes
  • Car towing; PD release; and storage
  • Lawyer's fees for pre-trial consultations, trial and experts
  • Transportation costs

. . . for a total as high as $10,000 . . .

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