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A DR50 conviction is a serious offence, which means you’ll need specialist car insurance when you return to the road, otherwise you will be up against high premiums. Read on to find out more about the DR50 penalty. 

How You Got A DR50 Conviction Code 

A DR50 conviction code relates to the offence of being in charge of a vehicle when unfit to drive due to alcohol. Being ‘in charge of a vehicle’ doesn’t mean that you were necessarily driving it, but it can be that you were found inside your car with your keys, and deemed unfit to drive due to alcohol consumption. Even if you are not over the legal limit, you can still face a conviction. 

Driving Licence Conviction Code Motoring Offence Penalty Points Duration Conviction Stays on your Licence 
DR50 In charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink 10 points 4 years from the date of the offence or 4 years from date of conviction where a disqualification is imposed. 

DR50 Penalty  

After a DR50 conviction, you are likely to receive 10 penalty points that will stay on your licence for four years. You may alternatively face a driving disqualification instead of points, and you could also face a fine, a community order or even a prison sentence.  

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Specialist DR50 Insurance 

Trying to find a reasonably priced quote for car insurance after a DR50 driving conviction can be an extremely difficult task. With a criminal conviction, you will be deemed as high-risk, and premiums will increase significantly.  

Fortunately, at Keith Michaels, we specialise in convicted driver car insurance, and understand you want to move on from your mistakes and get back on the road. We treat you like a person, not a policy number, and will get you a fair quote. Request a quote today.