To the average American old enough to have driving rights, being able to drive is something that we really take for granted. As long as we have a vehicle, we have a ticket to go somewhere to defeat boredom, find/keep employment, and spend time with family and friends. If we do something to see those privileges revoked, it can literally result in changes that affect the rest of our lives, and not always in a positive way.
You have to rely on the kindness of everyone you know to get anywhere. Unless you can afford public transportation or a taxi anytime you need to go somewhere not in walking or biking distance, you will be forced to request a ride everywhere. That gets old fast, and you will quickly discover that friends and family get tired of trucking you around to anywhere that is not vital. Do not be surprised if you can only find rides to and from work and/or school after a while unless you are careful about how often you ask.
You could lose your job, social life, friendships, and family ties. The conviction can affect everyone that you know, from your family members to your coworkers. This is especially true if you are having trouble getting to work and are forced to call in frequently. Your boss will only put up with this behavior for so long before you find yourself in the unemployment line, if the DUI conviction alone was not reason enough to terminate you.
You can begin to see the importance of having someone on your side who understands OUI law in the state of Maine. Operating under the influence is a serious crime, and the consequences can alter your life and the lives of everyone around you. As soon as you are arrested, consult with an OUI attorney licensed to practice in Maine, and protect your rights and your freedom.