Those who are convicted of DUI will face a number of different penalties, even if it is their first offense. Those who are pulled over and have a Blood Alcohol Content, or BAC, above 0.08 percent will be subject to jail times, fines, penalties, and a license suspension. Additionally, the number of previous offenses the individual has will increase the severity of these penalties.
Having a DUI conviction can affect many areas of your life and future, such as a background check for employment, disclosure of criminal conviction, and your auto insurance rates may increase. Additionally, you may have to file a SR-22 form and keep it in place for one year after a DUI conviction, and this type of insurance can be costly.