Extreme DUI and SR-22 Insurance

by Aaron Black • October 25, 2016
SR-22 high risk insuranceExtreme DUI convictions in Maricopa County carry life-altering repercussions. In addition to a conviction requiring mandatory jail, mandatory fines, license suspension, and the ignition interlock device you may be required to carry SR-22 insurance.

SR-22 insurance which is sometimes referred as a certificate of insurance or a financial responsibility filing is simply a high-risk insurance policy required by law if you have been convicted of a DUI/DWI in Maricopa County
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The SR-22 may be required regardless of whether you own a vehicle or not and it is typically required for a number of years after your conviction. If you fail to pay the premiums the insurance company will contact the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles), and the SR-22 will be canceled. From that point on an SR-26 will be filed with the DMV. An SR-26 form is filed when the insurance policy has been canceled due to the failure of payment and will lead to your driving privileges being revoked.

SR-22 insurance is just one of the expenses that you will incur if you have been convicted of an extreme DUI.

Fines & Penalties associated with an Extreme DUI

  • Possible SR-22 Insurance
     
  • Fines:
$250 Fine
$210 Surcharge
$250 Driving Under the Influence Fund
$1000 Prison Fund
$1000 Public Safety Equip. Fund
$20 Time Pay Fee
$20 Probation Fee
  • Minimum Jail – A minimum of 30 days in jail may be required with a maximum of 6 months for a first-time conviction. A second-time conviction within 84 months could result in a minimum of 120 days in jail.
     
  • 90 day License Suspension
     
  • You risk a possibility of being on probation for up to 5 years
     
  • Alcohol / Drug Screening & Classes will be required
     
  •  Possible community service
     
  • You will have to pay for jail incarceration
     
  • You risk the possibility of monthly probation fees
     
  • 1 year Ignition interlock Device
If you have questions about SR-22 insurance or if you are facing Extreme DUI charges call 480-729-1683 to set up a free consultation or click here to contact the Law Office of Aaron Black today.