You will start paying fees for your DUI before you even get to court. Depending on your level of intoxication and your behavior during the arrest, your bail will be set at between $150 and $2,500. Your car will be towed. In some municipalities, you are only looking at a $100 fee. Other local governments sense a money making opportunity and make you pay dearly. The city of Chicago charges you $1,200 for the first day your car is held and $50 for each additional day of storage. If you can't pay to get your car out of impound after a month, they will sell your car at auction and  still come after you for your outstanding bill.