A first offense conviction will restrict your driving privileges and require payment of fines, costs, probation and driver responsibility Fees. More and more the courts are also ordering incarceration even for a first offense.
A conviction for a second offense (within 10 years) results in a total loss of license for a minimum of one Year. Incarceration and 2 years probation are likely.
A third offense that occurs anytime during your lifetime is a Felony. Incarceration for up to 5 years is mandated.
It is imperative that you consult with an attorney immediately after being arrested for drunk driving. There are many defenses available such as invalid stop or inaccurate P.B.T However, a delay in ascertaining these defenses may constitute a waiver.