Your friends may have told you to shake it off since it's your first offense and no worse than a traffic ticket. You will likely get a slap on the wrist and a fine, and before you know it, you'll be ready for the next party. Isn't that what summer is for, especially after all those months of studying, classes and exams?
What your friends may not realize is that a DUI conviction can have consequences that may follow you for years into the future. A DUI may even affect the rest of your life, including your future at the University of Mobile or the University of South Alabama.