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Insurance Question from Battle Ground, WA

Asked on 03/29/2012

My DUI was dropped to a Neg2, which one do I put down when getting insurance? NULL

Answer given on March 31, 2012

When you are purchasing car insurance you should indicate what ticket you have on your record. the insurance company can obtain a copy of your records to confirm your tickets and accidents, so be sure to include everything you know of.In the case where your ticket was reduced to a negligent driving from an DUI, you should show what the final conviction was, which in this case is negiligent driving. The insurance company will probably be able to determine what the original charge was, but they can only charge you for the conviction you received. They may ask for more details, which you should provide, but make sure they do not try to increase the charge to the DUI since that was not what you were convicted of.You might want to talk to an insurance agent who can help direct you to the better insurance company for the driving record you have. Don’t get a single quote, since there are variations in costs among the insurance companies.


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