Questions? Call Us 1-877-269-4492

FREE 2-3 Day Air Shipping
You are here: Home > Cost of a DUI
Bookmark and Share

The Cost Of A DUI

Being charged with a DUI has always been costly and emotionally draining.  But now, when we are already facing the challenges of a "down economy" a DUI can be devastating.

During the past few years the penalties for a DUI in many states has risen dramatically.  They vary from state to state but you can be guaranteed it will take a big chunk out of your paycheck.

According to a survey of lawyers, police and auto clubs the average costs for a first time DUI in the USA are:

Minimum Fine.......................................$390
Penalty Assessment..............................$666
State Restitution Fund..........................$100
Alcohol-Abuse Education Fund................$50
Blood/Breath Testing Fee.......................$37
Jail-Cite-and-Release Fee......................$10
Driving/Alcohol-Awareness School...........$375 (16 weeks minimum)
License Reissue Fee..............................$100
Attorney Fees (average).......................$2,500
Auto Insurance Increase.......................$3,600 to $6,600 (total for 3 years)

Total Cost of a First Time DUI..............$7,828 to $10,828

In addition to the costs listed above, several states including AZ, IN, IL, LA, NM, TX, VA and WA now require a Car Ignition Interlock Devise for 1st Time offenders that can cost from $1,200 to $3,600.



For more information or to purchase a breathalyzer go to www.breathalyzersusa.com.