Q:What is the maximum punishment for a first offense DUI?

A: In addition, to the automatic seven day administrative suspension, if we are talking about the “run of the mill” DUI, the punishment is the same as that of a class 1 misdemeanor, with a few additions. Along with the possibility of up to twelve months in jail and/or up to a $2,500 fine, person convicted of 1st offense DUI will have their license suspended for twelve months and must complete the VASAP program. If appropriate, the court will issue a restricted driver’s license for all lawful purposes, to the convicted driver, once properly qualified.