A: In Pennsylvania, if you are convicted of a first offense DUI (High Rate), there is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 48 hours. This means that if you enter a plea of guilty or are convicted at trial for a first offense DUI (High Rate), the Court must sentence you to at least two days in prison. The Court may sentence you to a longer term of prison depending upon your criminal history and the unique facts and circumstances of your case. In some jurisdictions, you may be permitted to serve the prison sentence on "house arrest" while on the home electronic monitor. However, such an alternative to prison depends upon a number of factors and is always within the discretion of the Court.