Will I have to go back to jail if this is my first DWI?

Usually no. In most cases for a first DWI, a person is not required or sentenced to any jail time if they plead or are found guilty.

Most often, if a person spends extra time in jail for a first DWI, it is because they did not follow the Court’s rules while out on bond, and their case is still pending. This can include being late to court, blowing a positive alcohol test in their guardian interlock device, or failing a drug test.