Driving under the influence is illegal in all 50 states. And
the consequences of even a first DUI are serious. Below you’ll find information
about first-offense DUIs, including the costs and state-specific penalties.
We surveyed readers in different parts of the country who had been arrested for a first-offense DUI to find out how much they paid to resolve their case. Here, we discuss the average costs these readers reported. This information can give you an idea of how much you can expect to pay for a first DUI, but there are lots of variables that affect costs.
Getting arrested and charged with driving under the influence, or DUI, can be scary, especially if this is your DUI first offense. You already know that the penalties for DUI are harsh, as the advertising campaigns put on billboards, radio, and TV have told people for years about how DUI is a serious offense.