A Pennsylvania drunk driving charge can cost you in more than a few ways, potentially endangering everything from your livelihood to your driver’s, professional or recreational license, depending on circumstances. A Pennsylvania DUI will also take a serious toll on your finances, and unfortunately, some of the financial repercussions of a drunk driving conviction are long-term in nature.
Almost all automotive insurers, per Insure.com, will raise your premiums once you have a drunk driving conviction on your record. However, you can expect there to be some variation in terms of how much an insurer might charge you after a DUI in exchange for coverage. Typically, though, a Pennsylvania driver who has a first-time DUI in his or her driving history pays more than 50% more than the average state driver to maintain automotive insurance coverage.