You are arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Charleston, SC. You should simply pay the fine, right? Not so fast. Before you do anything, think about the potential ramifications that a DUI conviction may have on your life. Right off the bat, if you plead guilty you will pay a fine of at least $992 plus court fees. You will also need to obtain SR-22 insurance $1500-$1800 a year for the next three years. It will cost you $200 at the DMV for reinstatement fees and costs to obtain your route restricted driver’s license.