SR22 Frequently Asked Questions
Not filing an SR-22 when you're supposed to can have serious consequences, like car impoundment, fines, loss of driving privileges, and even arrest. Therefore, it's essential to comply with SR-22 regulations.
The length of time you need to maintain an SR-22 filing varies by state and the nature of the violation. In most cases, it's at least three years, but it could be five or longer. Your local DMV can tell you exactly how long yours is required.
Because the SR-22 requirement is state or court-ordered, it's only possible to end the probationary period earlier if your conviction is overturned and the SR-22 is determined to no longer be needed.
Your insurance company is required to notify the DMV immediately if your auto policy lapses. Doing so can result in your driver's license being suspended or revoked, and you may face fines and other penalties for driving without insurance. Additionally, your SR-22 period may start over.
You'll still need to maintain an SR-22 filing in your old state after you've moved to a new one, even if the new state doesn't have an SR-22 requirement. Rest assured, we're here to help you file your SR-22 properly.
Yes, you can change your auto insurance company like you normally would. Just be sure you maintain continuous coverage without a lapse when you switch. To see how much you could save by switching to Direct Auto, call, click, or come in for a free auto insurance quote with an SR-22 filing today. We work hard to help you get back on the road again with everything you need to drive legally.
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