No one plans on getting a DUI or a DWI. They are usually the result of a momentary lapse of judgement. Maybe you thought the drive was short enough, or you had enough coffee, or you hadn’t had that much to drink in the first place. If you’re like most people who get DUI/DWIs, your intention was never to do harm. You were just trying to get from point A to point B, and got caught up in the middle.
However, that doesn’t make DUI/DWIs any less serious in the eyes of the law. This is especially true if you already have a DUI on your record, especially if less than 10 years have passed since you got it. Second DUIs are more serious than first DUIs, and the average punishment for a second DUI is often worse than the average punishment for a first DUI.