A first time DUI may be categorized either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on state laws.

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Gavel and Scales

A first time DUI offender will face a mix of penalties that often include jail time, a fine, usually between $150 and $5,000 dollars and some form of educational or instructional abuse treatment program. In this section we discuss first-time DUI laws and how they are applied.