If you have ever been arrested or charged with DUI, the first thoughts that may occur to you probably involve questions like "I'm going to lose my license," or "Am I going to jail?" However, there is another thought that should be going through your head, and that thought is that your car insurance premiums are going to be going up - for a long time.
In California, a bill was passed recently that allows insurance companies to charge higher premiums to those convicted of a DUI for ten years. This will end up costing an individual convicted of DUI literally thousands of dollars more in car insurance premiums compared to a driver who has not had a DUI.
California also added "good driver discounts" as part of its state law on car insurance policy. You can probably guess though, that if you had a DUI in the past ten years, you are not eligible for this discount!
It is clear that if you are charged with or arrested for a DUI, you have a lot more than higher car insurance premiums at stake. You need a lawyer who will fight for your defense with experience and knowledge. If you live in Burlington, Essex, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne or anywhere in the State of Vermont, and have been arrested or charged with DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for aggressive and experienced legal defense.