If you’re caught with a registered-but-uninsured vehicle, you will be fined.
Unless you are involved in an accident without insurance, fines, license suspension, and auto impound will be the extent of your penalties.
You would be unlikely to receive jail time after a first driving without insurance offense.
Can you go to jail for not having car insurance?
In most states, driving while uninsured is considered a misdemeanor offense, and can potentially lead to a prison sentence. Jail time will most likely not be imposed for a first offense, unless you cause a serious accident. But repeat offenses will incur higher fines and stiffer punishments, possibly including jail.
How much is the fine for driving without insurance?
If you do drive without insurance, the consequences can be severe. First offense penalties may include: A $500 fine. 3-month suspension of your Arizona driver’s license and license plates.
What happens if you hit an uninsured car?
If you get into an accident with an uninsured driver, and the uninsured driver was at-fault, then the uninsured driver is liable for any damages he or she caused. Typically, the other driver’s car insurance would cover this liability. They’re driving without car insurance because they cannot afford car insurance.
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