if charged with a dui, you can be facing high insurance rates
California auto insurance is already fairly expensive, but after a DUI conviction, you can expect your auto insurance to increase significantly.
A DUI and auto insurance don’t mix. There is no need to immediately inform your insurance carrier that you’ve been charged with a DUI. The charge is not a conviction, and unless you are convicted there is no point in subjecting yourself to increased auto insurance rates.
In addition to the myriad of fines and penalties from a DUI conviction, the after affects of the conviction continue in the form of increased auto insurance, among other things. In order to get your driving privileges returned after a DUI conviction, California requires proof of the state’s minimum auto insurance requirements, including liability coverage.
Naturally, the number of previous charges, or points on your record, and your age all affect your auto insurance rates. Sadly, a DUI conviction will have serious affects on what you pay for auto insurance.