First time offenders lose their license for three or four months in most states. If you drive under the influence a second time, you can expect to lose your license for at least a year. Some states, including Tennessee, may opt to take your license for a year after the first offense. If you live anywhere besides New York, Philadelphia, or Chicago, good luck getting to work. Not only did you just cost yourself a lot of money, but you might not be able to hold down a job to help you pay for it.