An SR-22 is the only document that the California DMV will accept as proof you have car insurance.
You have to ask your insurance company for the SR-22 document, and it usually tips them off that you have a DUI, and your insurance company will do one of three things to you:
- Cancel you
- Increase your premiums
- Or do nothing.
Higher Insurance Rates
A DUI on your driver's license record in California can lead to much higher insurance rates.