If you have been convicted of a DUI or DUAC in South Carolina then you will be required to carry SR-22 insurance. What is SR-22? The SR part stands for “safety responsibility.” It is proof that you have a way to pay for damages that you may cause while driving.
Is this a Different Kind of Auto Insurance?
SR-22 is not in and of itself insurance. It is a document that verifies that you have automobile insurance. Once you get SR-22, the company files proof with the Department of Motor Vehicles that your carrying it.
Will My Insurance Go Up?
Yes. There is a fee to file SR-22 insurance. Your insurance rates will increase, which is a burden but it was’;t at long ago that it was almost impossible to get insurance coverage if you had a DUI conviction. However, given the large number of DUI convictions, insurance companies realized they were missing out on an opportunity to make money so many of them carry it now.
How Long Will I have to have SR-22?
You will need to have SR-22 insurance for three years following a DUI or DUAC conviction. This is not negotiable.
Get help and call a DUI lawyer
If you’ve been charged with DUI, you need to act fast to preserve your rights. Find out everything you need to know about your DUI arrest and call the Dale Savage Law Firm at (843) 530-7813 for a free consultation.