If you are convicted of a DUI, there are a range of consequences you will face. Immediate consequences can include injury, jail time, and impoundment of your vehicle. Longer-term consequences can include criminal and administrative fines, driver's license sanctions, prison, court-ordered alcohol education, and increased insurance rates.

There are also additional consequences that are less obvious but no less significant. For instance, a DUI conviction might prevent you from getting hired for certain jobs and visiting certain countries, and it may affect your immigration status. Also, if your drunk driving injures or kills someone else, you are likely to be sued by your victims or their families.