Many insurance carriers review their policy holder’s driving records only once every three years or when they apply for a new policy. Oftentimes, tickets, accidents, and California DUI convictions will be missed. Because of this, those arrested for a
California DUI should not notify their insurance companies of the offense, but rather wait to see if they find out about it themselves.
It is important to note, however, that if the insurance carrier misses the offense at the time it occurred, the insurance carrier still has three years either to raise the rates of the policy or to cancel it because of the offense. In some instances, skilled
California DUI attorneys can negotiate a plea bargain so that the DUI conviction does not reflect on their client’s driving record. While the DUI offender’s driving privileges may be suspended for 30 days or so, the fact that the offense does not appear on the DUI offender’s driving record makes it unlikely that the insurer will find out about it.
Because the penalties for California drunk driving can be severe, including causing the DUI defendant to lose his or her insurance coverage, hiring an experienced
California DUI Defense Lawyer who can lessen such affects is important.
Click on the link to read more information about your California Car Insurance after receiving a DUI and how to file your SR-22.