SR-22 Form in Texas
If you were arrested for DWI, it is important to know the consequences that can occur if you do not avoid a conviction. After a DWI conviction, your driver’s license will be suspended for at least 30 days. To reinstate your Texas driver’s license, you must pay a reinstatement fee to the Texas Department of Public Safety and submit a SR-22 form.
What is the SR-22 Form in Texas?
In Texas, the Financial Responsibility Form is called the SR-22 form. It is an endorsement to an automobile insurance policy intended to prove that the policy has the minimum required insurance certain types of criminal convictions.
You will be required to obtain a SR-22 Form for the following reasons:
- a conviction for driving while under the influence of alcohol (DWI);
- a conviction for driving while under the influence of drugs (DWID);
- driving on a suspended driver's license;
- having multiple tickets for no insurance;
- failing to pay a judgment for a liability claim; or
- having excessive traffic violations.
The Minimum Liability Amounts for Vehicle Insurance in Texas
In Texas, the minimum insurance liability coverages include:
- $30,000 Limits for Bodily Injuries per person
- $60,000 Limits for all bodily injuries to all persons in the vehicle.
After a DWI arrest, it is important to understand the hidden costs that result from a conviction. The expense associated with maintaining the SR-22 form is one consequence of a DWI conviction.
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This article was last updated on Monday, April 3, 2017.