What's the penalty for driving without car insurance in California?

I was late making my car insurance payment because of a lack of funds, and my company canceled my policy. What penalty will I face for not having insurance in California? I'm going to get insurance again as soon as I have enough money.

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If you’re caught driving without insurance in California, you’ll be fined $100 to $200 for a first offense and $200 to $500 for a second offense. Your car might also be impounded, and you’ll have to pay extra fees to get it back.
You may also be required to get an SR22 form, which proves you have the minimum amount of auto liability coverage required by law.
If you get into an accident, you driver’s license could be suspended for up to four years. And if you’re at fault for the accident, you’ll be responsible for the cost of injuries and damages.
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Carol Chung
Answered on Apr 12, 2021
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