If convicted of driving under the influence, you could lose your drivers license, your job, and your future prospects. Your insurance rates will almost certainly increase, and you will also face substantial fines. In some cases, a guilty verdict may even result in jail time. If you are a college student, your schools administration could take action that may jeopardize your degree; if you are in the military, your command might prosecute you further. If you possess a Commercial Drivers license, or CDL, it could be disqualified for one year or lifetime.