What are the financial effects of a suspended license?

My license is going to be suspended in a week. What are the financial effects of a suspended license?

Answer
If you have a suspended license due to a DUI, speeding ticket, or other infraction, you’ll probably be feeling the financial consequences—in addition to initial fines from the offense.
You will probably need to file and maintain a form called SR-22 (Certificate of Financial Responsibility) to get your license reinstated. The SR-22 is a form your insurance carrier will need to file on your behalf for every policy renewal. The judge will set the time frame for which you’ll need to have the form on file—it can be anywhere between 3-10 years.
Some insurance companies will charge a flat fee of $25 or $50 to file the form for each renewal, while other companies will move your coverage to a higher-risk category with an overall increased price.
Beyond that, you’ll probably have to pay much higher car insurance premiums than you did before you had a suspension.
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Answered on Oct 29, 2021
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