What Happens If You Are Arrested for DUI?

Going to DUI Court Is Just the First Step
If you have been arrested for drunk driving for the first time, you may be wondering what is going to happen next and what you will have to do. If this was not your first drunken driving offense, you may find that consequences have changed since your last arrest.

The penalties and requirements for drunken driving vary somewhat from state to state, but due to the effort of advocacy groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, all 50 states have passed laws intended to crackdown on drunk driving by increasing penalties and consequences.

Your First Stop: Court
Yes, you are still innocent until proven guilty in this country, but if you took a breath test or a blood test that recorded your blood alcohol content at .08 or above, you will be convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI) or operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) depending on what drunk driving is called in your state.

Fines, Fees and License Revocation
Once you are convicted of drunk driving in court, you will be ordered to pay a fine, court costs and will have your driver's license revoked for a period of time. Some states have passed laws which mandate some jail time, even for first offenders.

Read More: http://alcoholism.about.com/od/dui/a/driving_consequences.htm

This information is very important. Sometimes we do not think what consequences will arrive after our improper actions. Thank you very much.