A conviction for driving while intoxicated is a serious matter that will result in a criminal record with stiff penalties.
If you are convicted of driving with a blood alcohol content of above the legal limit, there is a mandatory fine of $1,000 that can go as high as $2,500. Additionally, there is the potential of a jail sentence of up to a year along with the revocation of your driver's license. Other consequences include significantly increased insurance premiums.
The bottom line is that if you are arrested for a DWI, you should retain a qualified and experienced attorney who is familiar with the process. An experienced attorney can negotiate a plea deal on your behalf, investigate the underlying facts of your case, and determine whether you should have been arrested at all.