How much did that drink really cost? The true cost of a DUI in Kansas.
This is an article reminding people that getting a DUI might be a little heavier hitting to your pocketbook than one might think.
For sake of this article we will assume that we are just talking about a person getting a 1st time DUI in the State of Kansas. All figures listed are estimated based on current range of costs throughout the state at this time.
The True Costs of a DUI in Kansas if convicted:
Court Costs: $25.00-$150.00
Fingerprint Fees: $35.00
Attorney's Fees: $1,000.00-$5,000.00
Driver's License Reinstatement Fee: $100.00 - $400.00
Alcohol and Drug Evaluation: $150.00
ADSAP Class: $150.00
Potential Urine Tests for 1 year: $300.00
Alternative Transportation for (1 month minimum and up to 1 year) license suspension:
$1,000.00 - $5,000.00
Lost Wages (from meetings, urine tests, court dates, etc.): $750.00
Increase in Auto Insurance over 3 year period: $5,000.00
Total Estimated Range: $9260.00 - $17,935.00
These figures are staggering to say the least, and needless to say most people don't have an extra $10,000.00 lying around for a rainy day. Please let this serve as a reminder not to drink and drive, the costs of a DUI simply are not worth it. A $20 to $50 dollar cab ride is much cheaper and safer, and the easiest way to not get charged with Driving under the Influence is to not drive!