SR-22 and DWI Convictions
SR means safety responsibility. The SR 22 is a document verifying that a person has automobile insurance. The document is compiled by an insurance company and submitted to the department of motor vehicles.
An SR-22 is needed when a driver wants to reinstate their driver’s license after a DWI conviction. You must have an SR-22 on file with the state for a period of 2 years following your conviction. SR-22 may be needed whether or not you own a car. If a policy holder does not pay their insurance premiums, the SR-22 may be cancelled and a SR-26 filed with the department of motor vehicles. When DMV is issued with the SR-26, the license of the policy holder will be suspended up to the time of the filing of a new SR-22.