There’s no set answer for how long you’ll have to deal with elevated car insurance rates after a DUI in New Jersey, especially when you were underage at the time.
Every insurer has different policies, from not extending coverage at all, to penalizing you for two, three, five, seven, or ten years, or for your lifetime.
In addition, because DUI isn’t a criminal charge in New Jersey, there’s no way to seal or expunge the record even if you were a juvenile.
The event appears on your driving abstract, and insurers have access to the information for as long as they care to use it.
This is just one of the many penalties you’ll get to live with if you’re convicted of DUI in New Jersey.
The rules are different for underage drivers, including the amount of alcohol that can show up on an Alcotest in order to be charged, but every accused driver can benefit from an experienced New Jersey DUI attorney.
Matthew Reisig defends drivers of all ages, and has helped more than 1,000 New Jersey drivers avoid conviction on DUI charges.
Call 732-625-9660 today for a free consultation.