Hidden DWI Costs Can Take A Toll
People accused of drunk driving are often concerned about driver’s license suspension, fines and the possibility of jail time. However, these penalties are only the tip of the iceberg. There are many hidden costs of DUI/DWI. An experienced lawyer will help you understand the costs.
At Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, we have more than 50 years of combined trial experience. Our attorneys have an established record of success in drinking and driving cases in Bridgeport and throughout Connecticut. We can help you fight your DUI/DWI charge and protect your rights.
The Costs You Can Expect
Here are some of the overlooked or hidden costs that you can expect if convicted of a DUI/DWI offense:
- Increased insurance rates: Even if you have few previous traffic violations and receive discounts for good driving, your insurance rates will increase substantially. Your insurance company may even cancel your auto policy, and you may be forced to go to an insurer that specializes in high-risk policies. This will not be cheap.
- An ignition interlock device: A judge will order you to get one, and it is a major expense. You will have to pay to rent the device, have it installed, maintained and removed. This may add up to a thousand dollars or more.
- An alcohol treatment program: You may be required to attend alcohol counseling. You may have to pay to attend these classes, which can cost hundreds of dollars. While this may be preferable to jail time, it is still a cost that must be considered.
Let our attorneys do their best to get such charges reduced or dismissed. We will give you straightforward information about the costs associated with drunk driving convictions. Also, we will educate you about the available options and design a strategy to help you through this with as little financial impact as possible.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
What are the other hidden costs of DUI and DWI charges in Connecticut? Find out. Speak with a lawyer at Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, in Bridgeport. Contact us online or call 203-371-1000 for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.