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Will a paraphernalia charge impact my auto insurance rate?

I received a ticket for possession of drug paraphernalia in February, but I was not in a vehicle at the time. I bought a car from a private owner and am trying to get insured, but I am worried about the charge making my insurance more expensive. Will this make my insurance more expensive?

Agent Answer

Neil Richardson

Tickets that impact your auto insurance rate are generally moving violations, so you probably don’t have to worry about this showing up on your driving report. The exception would be if your drivers license was suspended because of the ticket, but the suspension is what would impact your rate and not the ticket itself. As long as your license is still in good standing then the paraphernalia ticket is unlikely to have any affect on your rate. I always recommend comparing quotes with as many companies as possible to find the best option.

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