The costs of pleading guilty to a DUI are tremendous, so before you discount using a specific DUI lawyer for your case, consider the following:
- Insurance increases/dropped insurance: Various
One of the most costly aspects of a Georgia DUI conviction is the unavoidable increases to insurance premiums. Your premiums will be affected for a minimum of 3 to 5 years and will increase by 2 to 4 (or more) times standard premium prices, if you plead guilty to a DUI in Georgia. Many times your insurer will drop you, forcing you to find another insurance company that will place high premiums in order to accept the increased “risk” you now present.
- Alcohol evaluation: $100 to $300
- Alcohol education & treatment: $300 to $4000
- License reinstatement fees: $500 to $700
o Life-insurance increases
o Loss of work and personal time
o Loss of job
o Must disclose DUI charge with application of new job
o Felony will remain on your driving record
TOTAL FINANCIAL BURDEN: Over $10,000
So before you discount the importance and investment of an experienced DUI attorney, consider the financial obligations you will face if you do plead guilty. Our Georgia DUI lawyers can help reduce DUI related charges and resulting penalties. Call us today for a free consultation.
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