How serious is DUI?

In some states first time DUI arrest is not considered a crime. However states like California do treat drunken driving as a misdemeanor otherwise known as a DUI offense. The punishment that goes with arrest can range to jail time, fines, probation, suspension and revocation of license etc. Once you have been arrested for drunken driving, if you repeat the offense once or more than once within 10 years you could face stiff penalties and restrictions on your driving privileges.

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