One conviction for being impaired behind the wheel here in Utah comes with both short-term and long-term penalties. One of the long-term consequences of a DUI conviction is that, if you are arrested on a subsequent drunk driving charge, the offense is considered more serious. This often means more penalties and other repercussions if you are convicted.
If you are arrested for a second DUI within 10 years of the first one, you face mandatory jail time of 10 days, a yearlong suspension of your driver's license and fines of at least $800 if you are convicted. Those are just the short-term costs of a second DUI conviction. Other costs include increased insurance rates, fees to reinstate your license and the cost of the installation and upkeep of an ignition interlock device.