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DUI Consequences & Alternatives

Before you drink and drive, consider the alternatives and consequences

Alternatives

  • Designated Driver (costs nothing)
  • Taxicab (costs $2 per mile)

For the cost of a first-time DUI, you could ride halfway around the world (12,133 miles) in a taxicab.

Consequences
Average cost of a first DUI $24,265
3 Days in Jail $330
Court Fines $1,500
Sentencing $250+
Vehicle Impound Fee $600+
Ignition Interlock Device for 12 months $1,300+
Loss of Vehicle (30 Days) ?
Attorney (Your attorney) ?
Change of Plea $5,000+
Court Proceedings $3,500 to $5,000+
DMV Administrative Hearing $850
Attorney (Court Appointed) $200
Change of Plea $200
Court Proceedings $500
SR22 Insurance ($2,000 Per Year for 5 years $10,000
Replacement License $20
License Reinstatement Fee $200-250
Education Compliance $390+
Written Test free
Embarrassment ?
Loss of Driving Privileges (90 Days) ?
Loss of Job / Future Jobs ?
Loss of Property ?
10 points on your driving record ?
DUI's Stay on your Record Forever
Loss of Life Priceless