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SR-22 Insurance Requirement Laws NH

New Hampshire is a state that does not require drivers to carry car insurance. But, if you are convicted of certain crimes or traffic violations, you may be required by the state to get insured. If you have been told you need SR-22 insurance, it is important to understand the laws and have the proper legal guidance for your situation.

What is SR-22?

SR-22 stands for safety responsibility. It is evidence from the insurance company to the Department of Motor Vehicles that proves you have the minimum coverage. This basic insurance coverage can be a required order even if you do not own a vehicle. Typically, SR-22 insurance is ordered if you are convicted of a DUI, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, or other violations.

How Long Do I Need It?

If convicted of a DUI in New Hampshire, you will have to carry the mandated insurance for a period of three years. If you have subsequent convictions, you will have to carry the minimum insurance for a longer period of time. The time starts once you have your driver’s license reinstated. If you fail to pay the premiums or cancel the SR-22 insurance policy for any reason, your license can be suspended again.

It is important to follow an order for SR-22 insurance. When insurance is mandated as a consequence for a criminal conviction, effective legal representation can verify compliance and answer any questions you may have. Up-to-date legal knowledge at your disposal will help you avoid any misunderstandings or miscommunications that could cost you your license.

Experienced Defense Attorney Working for You!

Attorney Annutto can take a look at your case and work to minimize the time you are required to carry SR-22 insurance. Our firm can review evidence, investigate the facts, and negotiate on your behalf. We will work to help you deal with insurance issues and make sure you fully understand the laws and requirements that affect your case. To avoid any pitfalls and to help you get your driver’s license back and keep it, let our firm assist with your SR-22 insurance needs.