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    Sup guys. I'm totally new to the CA dui club.

    My case is really strong though. Law enforcement approached me while I was sitting on the trunk of my car and pulled all this dui nonsense on me. They did not see me drive because I hadn't drove for 6 hours. And I'm the only one with proof of the last time I drove (which is...
    RJ07 RJ07 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    In October of 2014, 5 days

    before my birthday, I was hit by a truck driver who I thought was drunk because I could see him swerving. He had left the scene, leaving me unconscious. In February 2015, on Chinese New Year's, I was in jail for a DWI. I felt ashamed and hated myself for the stupidity. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 9

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    I was arrested last night

    for my 2nd dui. Got my first this last February 18. I was given court supervision for my first on July 30. Now I've got another. I'm in IL and keep reading a second DUI is mandatory jail time. I ******* want to kill myself
    violetskynoise violetskynoise 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well I am now on probation.

    I kind of knew this would happen so I'm not that surprised at the outcome. What really ****** me off is how my attorney was never there to help. He went to one hearing and that was it. He kept sending some other attorney on his behalf and the guy didn't even know what my...
    AG06 AG06 26-30 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I found this site when I first got my DUI.

    ..I was lookin for something when I came here, comfort. I promised myself when I could see the light that I would post my story... So here I am. I hope that this can offer some comfort to those just starting on this road, like so many stories comforted me. I got my DUI in...
    bittersweet2323 bittersweet2323 26-30, F 2 Responses May 13

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    My 1st Dui Hell

    Hi, I want to share my story; 3 weeks ago on a sunday, after spending all day at home and bored I decided to go out for a bit to the bars. I live in an area in Florida with a big ***** full of bars. I left my house at 7pm and went to a bar, had two marguaritas. I then went to...
    mylifelesson mylifelesson 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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    DUI: My Disillusioned Existentialism

    In light of what I now know, this is going to be a very long, overdrawn but informative rant that I've been keeping locked up inside My head for a very long time.In spite of what you might think DUI is actually becoming a common problem these days. Reportedly over 1.5 million...
    TheDevilsAdvocate TheDevilsAdvocate 36-40, F 59 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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    I was pulled over In Ca

    for dui and blew .12. I feel so empty and depressed. Has anyone pleaded guilty on their first court date? if so what penalties where handed down. I don't know what to expect and im affraid of the "book" getting thrown at me. It my first offense,clean record and wasn't in an...
    dnt2891 dnt2891 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Just finished up all my court requirements,

    if anyone's in this situation and needs someone to talk to, feel free, it's a lonely time and I know I would've felt better talking to someone in a similar situation.
    Mistake9 Mistake9 26-30, M 5 Responses May 14, 2014

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    My Life With A Dui, At 17.

    When I was 17, almost 18, I was convicted of a DUI. I am 20 years old now and it has changed my life in more ways than anyone would ever even think it would. Every day of my life I am forced to face the fact that I was convicted of a DUI. Not only has this personally affected me...
    KayGrim KayGrim 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    4.19.15 (very early Sunday morning) I was cited

    for a DUI. It had been a long week, a long month, and really just a long year. I had been depressed for weeks, and life just kept tearing me down, like it was trying to see just how much it could throw at me. I had spent all of Saturday at home in my room/only private place...
    hazel9 hazel9 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I have never been arrested in my life!

    What I appreciate about this site is the honesty of most people and willingness to change. I was arrested one month ago... I am 42 years old and work as a nurse in ICU... I have been a nurse almost 20 years. My life came to a halt the night of my arrest! I was at the peak of...
    Quinton01 Quinton01 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 1

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    Reached the end, had the interlock removed

    and full driving privileges restored. It feels absolutely great to be back, to drive anywhere I want. Luckily I didn't hurt anybody, and it taught me a lesson I'll carry with me the rest of my life. For those going through this, reach out if you have any questions on what to...
    Mistake9 Mistake9 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    this makes number 2 within a year.

    I am emotionless, embarrassed, ashamed, regretful (very regretful), scared, speechless. im not a heavy drinker. don't drink everyday, but I do like to go out and have a good time. my mistake is choosing to drive after. ive been in college 5 years. one more year to go and ill...
    msari10 msari10 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    There is life after a dui.

    .. I know if anyone is reading this they felt like I did only four short months ago. Scared, ashamed, humiliated, full of regret and depression, wishing at times to go to sleep and pray you never wake up. I have felt all of those.... It DOES truly get better. I got fined more...
    maybesomethingbetter maybesomethingbetter 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I spoke with my attorney today

    and although he seemed satisfied with what the court has offered, I'm not as thrilled. 14 months of probation if I plead Guilty and it will be on my record forever. Or 45 days in jail. I must be very pessimistic because I don't see how its any better considering all the money...
    AG06 AG06 26-30 4 Responses Jun 5

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    One DWI Got Me Kicked Out Of The Marines After 15 Years

    It was a Tuesday night back in January of 2011. I got a call from a friend of mine that he had just received 7,000.00 in back child support and wanted me to come out for a drink to celebrate. I must have had 3 tall beers and a two shots but was having a great time and didn't feel...
    iraqvetivvi iraqvetivvi 36-40 9 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    Went to my arraignment today.

    Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Now my attorney can look into my case and let me know if I stand a chance or take a plea. I just hope my attorney finds something that will help me so I can get this out of my life soon. But I am just going to expect the worst so I don...
    AG06 AG06 26-30 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Implied consent law..

    .people don't realize what it means. It supersedes your Miranda rights. So the cop says, you have the right to remain silent, you have the right to an attorney. So I remained silent. I asked for an attorney. I refused to take a breathalyzer or answer questions without consulting...
    ramble123 ramble123 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 17

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    I can't believe how hard it is to just try

    and follow my probation orders. Not because I don't want to do it, but because I can't even find my PO. I've called him every day since last week since he asked me to call and check if he has received my paperwork from the court. He's never in his office. It's almost a month...
    AG06 AG06 26-30 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I Was Convicted Of A 3rd Dui And I'm Getting Through It, But Don't Be Me

    Hello everyone my name is Kyle, lets start from the beginning. When i was 22 i was arrested for my first dui in may of 2008, funny enough i got it in my front yard. This was just the beginning of a big downward spiral for me. I did great after my first i had my head on my...
    KBMAN24 KBMAN24 26-30, M 80 Responses Jul 23, 2011

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    Reflecting And Trying To Move On

    I was arrested for DUI in Los Angeles over 4th of July weekend. I was on a date. I had driven to his house and he had driven from there. We went out to dinner. I had two glasses of wine and two cocktails between 7pm and 1 am. My date had much more. When we got back to his house...
    DaizyAmazy DaizyAmazy 31-35 5 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    Angry Dui Ranting.... Burn The Witch! Burn The Witch!

    I got a DUI the first of Nov this year in Colorado. My court date is 12/12. I am not going to hire a lawyer as everyone gets the standard plea bargain for the first offence. I have already enrolled in alcohol classes in an effort to get them done while I still have my license...
    susan12333 susan12333 41-45, F 13 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    I really don't understand

    why we're allowed to drive to bars but still get a penalty for driving under the influence. I'm 22 years old and a recently got my first DUI i don't know if it just my bad luck or i'm not meant to be happy in this lifetime. I just had gotten out of work and i was already...
    joceff joceff 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Hello everyone, This takes a lot of bravery

    for me to accept the fact that I ever received a DUI in my life, I've always been that person before who made good life decisions and considered myself a good person. It's been a real struggle for me since receiving my first DUI. I was out of the Air Force after serving for 6...
    dani2585 dani2585 22-25 5 Responses Jan 3

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    I'm so sad. Because of my irresponsible actions

    im in a lot of trouble. I keep thinking only if this, only if that. Then I get angry and cry all over again.. How could I be so careless. How?! I have no money for an attorney. These loan holders won't approve me. A public defender may not defend me at their best. My life is...
    msari10 msari10 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    Hello All, This is my first time

    publicly speaking over the internet about my first and only DUI. I am currently 23 years old, I went to fine private liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania. I was a four year athlete and two year captain of my college soccer team and I have always been working to better...
    Azelesdg Azelesdg 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Hopeless And Feeling Alone

    I'm not even sure why I'm writing this on here... I guess I just need to get it out and am hoping that this will make me feel a little better. A month ago I was arrested for a DUI, careless driving, and failure to report an accident. I blew a very high BAC. I'm 34 years old and...
    Lifesjourney1 Lifesjourney1 36-40, F 12 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    I am writing in the hopes

    that anyone reading this will not feel as alone. On tuesday 6/24/2014 I was arrested for an extreme DUI and a collision. I stayed up nearly the whole night before finishing my philosophy class final, I had one more day of finals and was so excited that I completed what nearly...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    Rebuilding

    I used to be one of those people who thought DUI offenders were terrible criminals who deserve what they got...until I recieved my first DUI. I'm a 21-year-old female college student who has been surrounded by kegs, frat parties, and binge drinking, it had become a major part of...
    lilyflower11 lilyflower11 18-21 4 Responses Dec 11, 2012

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    Changing My Life Around

    Hi everyone, I wanted to share my dui story with you all. On August 17, 2012 I was pulled over and arrested for a dui in Virginia. I am 28 and only have parking tickets on my record. Like a lot of people I felt like the worst human being alive and wanted life to end for me. I...
    gettingthroughtit gettingthroughtit 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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    I am a scared college student.

    Honestly I feel lost. I'm not sure if posting on here will help, but I feel like reaching out is a start. I am a 21yo college student living in Virginia. Tuesday night I was arrested for DUI blowing .19 after getting pulled over after a long night of drinking downtown . All...
    TheTubz TheTubz 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    Thank God I Didn't Kill Anyone.

    I got my first and last DUI. I have to say it's short of a miracle this is my first one. I've made habit out of drinking and driving since I was probably seventeen or eighteen. I'm now forty three. I can't even begin to count the number of times I drove wasted and thought it was...
    Southside1212 Southside1212 41-45, M 8 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    I am 21, and I got a DUI 3 months ago.

    It is a scary, lonely, depressing process. I would like to finally share my story. I had just moved up to Vancouver, Washington. I liked to drink, especially after my dad died about a year prior, even though he had gotten a DUI when I was a kid, I never took it seriously, I...
    bbrandon92 bbrandon92 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 13, 2014

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    Well, here it is, off my chest to internet

    strangers. A few months back I ended up getting a DUI on my way home from a Tuesday night out. I didn't even plan on going out to party that night, I was hanging out with my friend and swung by my new "haunt", a divebar/sports bar. I guess it says something that I, in the past...
    duidiot duidiot 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Just getting started - I have just changed

    vendors from Smart Start to Intoxalock. To date I have yet to get the ignition interlock device installed on my truck. I must say my experience with Smart Start was nothing less than a living nightmare. one thing I can say referring to Intoxalock is “Kayla" the representative...
    shernandez2010 shernandez2010 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    My Daughter's Second Dui

    Just read DevilsAdvocate's post and agree completely. Well said! This is heartbreaking for me as a mother but as a citizen I also realize the social response to this issue. Well, some of it. Isn't is a bit hypocritical for so many (me included) who have gotten away with...
    applebrat applebrat 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    I am a 27 year old female

    who had my first negative experience with drinking under the influence. A week ago I went out to a friends home for a Christmas party. I had it in my head that night that I wasn't going to drink because I knew I wanted to go home and sleep in my bed. Everyone was drinking and...
    Stillpositive0908 Stillpositive0908 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    I literally just got a DUI.

    I know it was stupid and I know I could have hurt people. I was drunk && thought nothing could happen to me. How do I go on with the feeling of this emptiness? I feel like I've let everyone I love down. Since I've been home I haven't been able to stop shaking. Does this feeling...
    kgaffney kgaffney 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    I was arrested this past February

    for an aggravated dui and battery. I was driving and pulled over to a gas station as my ex phoned the police. I hit him and tried to get the phone away. I saw the cops and just FREAKED out. I truly wasn't thinking. I reversed and hit another car and hit a cop car. There were no...
    violetskynoise violetskynoise 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    The Misfortune Of Irresponsibility

    It sucks to end up with a DUI, mostly because of court and losing your license and having to deal with motherf*cking cops. I was out for Valentine's day with my boyfriend of a month. He was driving that night but was drinking as well, which should have been the first red flag...
    llthesunshinekidll llthesunshinekidll 22-25, F 9 Responses Aug 8, 2010

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    My experience is posted on here from a few

    weeks ago. I'm posting today because I really want to raise awareness about the effects and consequences of drinking and driving on my campus, but I'm not sure how to go about it? I'm in Northern California at a state university. There's a lot of buzz about sexual abuse...
    hazel9 hazel9 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I am 32 years old and I recently got my first

    DUI. In general, I've been a good girl all my life, I've never been arrested before and never even had a detention or a suspension in school. I am embarrassed, ashamed and nervous (for reasons I will go into soon). I had had a bad day and had gone out in the small suburban...
    Rosa32 Rosa32 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 14, 2014

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    How do you deal with the loneliness

    that comes with this? I got a DUI back in November. It has been extremely hard for me emotionally. I only told a couple of friends. I am single and have no family close by. I feel like at times I have come to terms with it and other times I am so depressed I can't stand it. I...
    bren3345 bren3345 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 5

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    Was in 2013. Had a few too many at a friends

    house and then decided to drive home, blew a .16 and was apologizing up and down. You see I am an alcoholic, and for the first time I was actually seeing I had a problem. That was my first time in cuffs, it was terrible, I then enrolled into treatment, I have not drank since...
    squeezenbiteme squeezenbiteme 31-35, M 2 Responses May 14

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    Life is Beautiful!!!Living the dream,

    yes! We all want freedom and every once in awhile we get a taste. Yummy! can I have more? Can I give more, faith more, pray more, work harder? Reinvent yourself! Yes that's the answer! What does that look like? Taste like? Feel like? I've had a wonderful life learning about this...
    Eaglesquest Eaglesquest 51-55, M 2 Responses