It can really be as frightening when it sounds: Since a drunk driving offense is technically a crime, you are automatically taken to jail after you are arrested. Depending on the details of your case, you may simply be placed on probation as a punishment following the outcome of your case. In other situations, you may be required to return to jail for a few days, or in a more severe cases, you may sentenced up to a year in a state prison. However, state prison sentences are usually only given to those who have committed several drunk driving offenses and/or have killed someone in an accident as a direct result of their impaired driving.
Did you know?
Each state’s laws vary when it comes to prison sentences and DWI charges.
Some are more lenient than others, but other states do not require much that can lead to a month in county jail.