How Long Does A DUI Stay On Your Driving Record?

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Despite strict laws against intoxicated driving, DUIs are very common in the U.S. According to the CDC, over one million drivers get arrested for driving impaired every year.

A DUI or DWI can stay on your driving record for an average of five to 10 years. Depending on where you live, a DUI may stay on your record for life.

Having a DUI on your driving record will mean higher insurance rates, SR22 requirements for at least three years, and other hefty fines.

Most states use a point system to track your driving. When you have a traffic violation, the DMV puts points on your license. If you get too many points on your license, the state will suspend your driver’s license. The more points you have on your driver’s license, the higher your car insurance rates will be.

The points given for a DUI vary by the state you live in as well as how long those points stay on your license. Check with your local DMV to see how you can deduct points from your license.

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