Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Costs / Penalties

First Time Offender Costs of an Impaired Driving Conviction

Towing$50 or more
Car Storage (Fee per Day)$45 or more
Defense Attorney$1,000 or more
Bail Fee$0 to $250 or more
DWI Fine$300 to $1,000
Court Surcharge for Crime Victims Assistance Fund$0 to $100
Court Surcharge for DWAI/DWI$90/$190
Alcohol Evaluation$100 or more
DWI Victim Impact Panel Session$25
Probation Supervision Fees$0 to $250 or more
Conditional License$75
Drinking Driver Program Fee$175 to $300
DMV Civil Penalty$125
DMV License Reinstatement Fee$100
Driver Responsibility Assessment Fee (Annual for three years)$250
Auto Insurance (additional cost per year)$2,000 to $3,000

Total: $4,435 to $7,995

How a DWI Conviction Affects Auto Insurance

  • An insurance company can deny no fault coverage (personal injury protection for medical, rehabilitation and loss of wages) to the driver that causes a motor vehicle crash due to alcohol/drug involvement.
  • An insurance company can deny parents whose child resides with them the standard or preferred rate due to the alcohol related driving offense of their child. In other words, the insurance rates for parents could increase simply because their child lives with them and has an alcohol related driving conviction.