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
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.


About the Author

Aaron Black is the founder and sole attorney of the Law Office of Aaron Black. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, his DUI and criminal defense law firm provides legal services to people who have received felony or misdemeanor charges from the state.

Aaron has developed a strong interest in defending people who have been arrested and received criminal charges for driving under the influence. With his professionalism and knowledge of Arizona DUI and criminal law, he has acted as a check and balance on the police, prosecution and courts and has protected a great number of his clients from excessive and unfair sentencing.

Along with DUI defense, Aaron handles a range of other criminal matters, including aggravated assault, burglary, domestic violence, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud defense, insurance fraud, sex crimes and white-collar crime.

After graduating college in 2003 from the University of Arizona, Aaron decided to pursue a law degree. He followed a family long tradition and went to the University of South Dakota School of Law where he pursued his goal of becoming a criminal defense lawyer.

After passing the Arizona and South Dakota bar exams, Aaron joined the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender where he defended hundreds of people charged with serious criminal offenses. His work as a public defender helped him sharpen his litigation skills and gave him a unique insight into the Arizona criminal justice system.

Over the course of his 15-year legal career, Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in both Arizona justice, municipal, state and federal courts. He has argued over 50 jury trials, tried over 100 bench trials and has become one of the highest-rated criminal and DUI defense attorneys in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. He has received a 10/10 rating from the legal directory Avvo because of his legal background and successful case record. Since 2014, he has received the Super Lawyer rating for his work as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.

You can review Aaron’s Attorney Bio page for more information about his background, education and experience as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.
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