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I Have a Dui

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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, 2015

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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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    Started my ten hour DUI education classes

    tonight .... 3 more to go then probably need to do 20 hours of substance abuse program /:
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 20, 2015

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Aug 26, 2015

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    Im 25 and am currently facing my second dui in

    5 years and it is very overwhelming. I completely understand the stupidity and danger of driving under the influence, but its so easy to make a mistaken calculation on if you drank over the limit or not. The way laws are set up these days a drinking and driving charge no matter...
    Joedeeds25 Joedeeds25 22-25, M Jan 5

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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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    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, 2015

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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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    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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    LivingLife93 LivingLife93 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 15, 2015

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    Well I got fired for my DUI today.

    Hopefully I won't be convicted so it'll be easier to find another job.
    Elizaj05 Elizaj05 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2015

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    The Meaning Of Life: My 3rd Dui Experience

    It took 3 DUI's  for me to start contemplating my purpose; the meaning of life. Tonight seems like an appropriate night to share my experiences with DUI's. My drinking career kicked off my senior year in high school, and I never looked back. College was when my alcoholism really...
    skywalker7 skywalker7 26-30, M 27 Responses Dec 7, 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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    It's been four months

    since I've started my probation. Seems like time isn't moving. I've completed most of the requirements for my probation in hopes of being released early. The only thing I have left is a 20 day outpatient therapy group. I'm halfway through it and I already wish I could just...
    AG06 AG06 26-30 3 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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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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    Hi. I am new here and looking

    for support. I got stopped for DUI on October 2nd. Convicted November 25th. I hired a very good attorney, paid him $3000 but he was unable to get it reduced. I have a restricted license for a year. Interlock for six months and 5 days mandatory jail time. The Interlock...
    Surviving46 Surviving46 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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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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    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, 2015

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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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    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, 2015

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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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    two dui's in one year.

    I thought i learned my lesson after the first one, I wasn't even drinking because I was so afraid. I think I might have saved a couple of friends from getting a dui by sharing my story and I stopped some of them from doing it. But then I went trough a really hard situation...
    torres00 torres00 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 16, 2015

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    Friday night I got emotional

    and just wanted to get as drunk as possible... I drank a whole bottom of captins and got into my car and drove to the nearest bar and drank more . I www then pulled over at 11:30 and was arrested for aggravated DWI and open container. I blu a .23 which is 3 X over the limit . I...
    Hsr1111 Hsr1111 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 22, 2015

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    I made one bad decision to drive

    after a few drinks, swerved to avoid killing an animal and wrecked my work truck. Now I'm facing the possible loss of everything I've worked for. Lost my job. How does a guy like me get a job without driving??! I feel like the entire world has forgotten about me. I feel like I...
    RTJ31 RTJ31 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2015

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    I got my DUI 5 weeks ago.

    It was extremely difficult the first few days, I was so sad. Through time I grew to accept my actions and I felt better; although, sometimes I still get sad. To anyone who is going through this, you really will feel a lot better in time. Well anyway, I’m a 21-year-old student...
    none158 none158 22-25 2 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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    I want to know if I get my charges to a lesser

    sentence since I have nothing on my record would they allow me at least drive to my job and daughter school ?
    Hsr1111 Hsr1111 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 24, 2015

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    I Have A DUI

    Let me start by saying "do the world a real favor and go kill yourself" you MADD bastards. I am done with your hating, illogical, misdirected, and irrational bull ****. I know plenty of people who died, and are mangled from car wrecks too. Myself included. It's too bad. What...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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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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    I'm a 29 year old male living in Tulsa,

    Ok. I moved here from Columbus, Ohio with my ex girlfriend about 5 years ago. We have broken up and now all I do is go to work (two jobs), college, gym, and church. I have no real social life. I was invited to a byob celebration at an event center because someone was getting...
    BLAKEHW BLAKEHW 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2015

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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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    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 46-50, M 8 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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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 10 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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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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    I live in AZ and got a DUI's last year

    for driving while on Soma and Klonopin for my Fibromyalgia. Its had devastating effects on my life. Its created a very strained relationship with my husband and I can't pass a background check. I have 3 Misdemeanors. I got a DUI drug and a DUI drug without prescription. I went...
    diver0746 diver0746 41-45, F Sep 29, 2015

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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 63 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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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, 2015

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    I am flipping through here this morning

    and reading about various people who have had one of two DUI's. I must say that as hard as it is to deal with a criminal charge, period..there is always a story worse then yours, and at the same time a story where people DO climb back out of their rut and make it back to "good...
    jillvill jillvill 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    I'm 22 and I got my DUI in June this year.

    I'd already started developing a drinking problem prior to this so I should've known it was coming. I would buy bottles of liquor to drink on my own so I could be drunk wherever I went, no matter what I was doing. At work, at home, at the gym, anywhere, because it felt better to...
    biggs346 biggs346 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 4, 2015

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    I went to my first aa meeting today

    and counseling. Not feeling good but definitely less hopeless than the weekend.
    jsaylor117 jsaylor117 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2015

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    Hi everyone, I am 52

    and just recently got my first DWI. I got 7 months suspension and more fines and penalties then I can count I am sure you know. I also lost my job because of my DWI which I cant blame my former employer for. Feel like my life is completely ruined because of one really bad...
    gennaro123 gennaro123 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    At this writing I feel all is gone.

    Last Thursday, I had been drinking, and decided to get a pack of cigarettes. I got pulled over and blew a .14. I haven't yet got the date of my arraignment. I came home and the next day, I started shaking. In the past 5 days, I have maybe gotten 10 hours sleep. My greatest...
    Joesto Joesto 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 14, 2015

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    Ahhhhhgggggg!!!!! Tomorrow is my arraignment

    and I'm nervous 😰. Real early too, @ 7 30 .
    LivingLife93 LivingLife93 22-25, M Sep 29, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    Heres my story i just need to talk to someone.

    I will be 24 years old in a few weeks. I have lost everything. The love of my life left me 5 months ago. Im in so much pain but thats not even the start! It was all my fault she left. I have been hurt by 2 girls in the past i didnt open up my heart to this one soon enough! I...
    canada1313 canada1313 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 18, 2015

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