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I Have a Dui

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    Hello Like many of you,

    this is my first DWI and I am scared out of my mind. I decided to post here because I feel like I can relate to many of you: First time offender with an education and a bright future that just went down the drain. It is very difficult to find a place to talk to someone about...
    AG06 AG06 26-30 3 Responses Feb 13

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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 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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    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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    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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    So. I am a 22 year old female

    and a little under a month ago I received my first and only DUI. I had met a girlfriend on a random Wednesday to chat a a local bar in MN and I had 3.5 drinks within the 4 hours I was there. Not realizing I hadn't eaten much that day, I decided to drive the 2 miles to my house...
    Christina525 Christina525 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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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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    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 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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    Well I got a dui a few months ago

    and I am outraged by the laws and negative outlook upon people with this charge. I was coming home after watching a hockey game with some friends and I only had 2 beers. I got pulled over at 1am on a toll road (75mph no one on the road besides me) going about 15-20 over the...
    nowimpoor nowimpoor 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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    I am new to this group.

    I have been searching for some way to cope with the aftermath of getting a DUI in July. I feel so alone, ashamed, embarrassed, depressed, and anxiety-filled. The only person who knows about this is my husband. I can't talk to anyone about this...I don't want anyone to know! I...
    gonegirl7575 gonegirl7575 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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 75 Responses Jul 23, 2011

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    In 2004 I totaled my car,

    the passenger with me was hurt, i was severely injured and punished, I did my time, fast forward 11 years. My parents, who have become very proud of who i have become, the progress ive made to be the man i am today, celebrated with pride and joy when they put the down payment on...
    sean868786 sean868786 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I got a DUI when I was 18.

    I had about two beers and waited about an hour before I drove. Driving in an unfamiliar city with one way streets, I had turned down one, but just so i could park in a parking lot off the street. Soon after, two cop cars pulled up behind me and arrested me with a .114 BAC. I...
    freespiritx3 freespiritx3 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I Am Dealing With A 4th Dui Felony Charge.

    Can normal life go on after this?  As I explain my experience, I speak those words out loud.  I've read many of the stories on here and I feel for all that had to go through this pain of 1st, 2nd, 3rd offenders.  The choices we've made and the consequences that we continue to...
    Cherrywaves Cherrywaves 31-35 8 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    So I am 28 years old

    and recently got a dui charge as well as dangerous driving and on top of that I drove my car to get fixed few minutes away and ended up getting a driving with suspended license. I was coming home from out of town and took the back way. This day I had few drinks but recall on...
    lostlife24 lostlife24 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Just thought I'd share something I experienced

    yesterday -- last night one of my exes who I am civil with, water under the bridge yada yada, came over to hang out. He got a DUI 5 years ago, had his license taken away, didn't even reinstate it right away and didn't even get a registered vehicle til a couple months ago. So...
    devonshaye devonshaye 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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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 31-35, F 57 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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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 a 61 year old female

    who backed out of my driveway and wound up in a ditch on the other side of our dirt road. That was Nov. 7th. Figured that was Gods way of telling my stupid self to stay home. A concerned passerby called ambulance and police. Was taken to hospital where I was discharged...
    Nelene Nelene 61-65, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Court is tomorrow night!

    Registered for the class and got my occupational this week, so at least that's some weight off my shoulders. Tomorrow I'll find out how long I'm suspended for, hopefully by bringing my proof of registration of the class already the judge will see I'm trying and give me the...
    devonshaye devonshaye 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    Ashamed And Frustrated After My First DUI.

    Nine months ago in April my life seemed to be falling perfectly into place; the love of my life proposed, I was promoted to Program Director at my dream job and I had recently been admitted to a Master’s in Social Work program. So much happiness seemed surreal. All my hard work...
    rosieday rosieday 26-30, F 17 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    Hi guys. I got pulled over

    for drinking May of 2014. I got a conviction of a wet reckless. Do you guys know if I need to get an iid installed? I live in the Los Angeles county.
    candycandy77 candycandy77 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 12

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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 3 Responses Mar 17

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    My arraignment is set

    and now I'm stressing out. Part of me wants this to happen to get it over with already, but the other part of me is afraid of what can happen. I feel like I'm stuck in a nightmare and all I want to do is wake up and continue my life the way it was. I hate feeling so depressed...
    AG06 AG06 26-30 4 Responses Mar 9

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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 26 Responses Dec 7, 2011

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    The evening of December 11,

    2014 will go down in my personal history as the worst evening of my life. I did something that I have never done before, that I knew was wrong, and I should never have allowed myself to do. I went to the local bar to celebrate Christmas with some co-workers and had some...
    ironman43 ironman43 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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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 4 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    I am having a VERY hard time wrapping my head

    around how stupid I am. I am sort of ready for the consequences but the unknown is what is killing me. I couldn't want for anything. I have a great life, a great job and loving loyal family. I was stupid and didn't think before having too much wine with friends and then getting...
    hopefulgrl hopefulgrl 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 23

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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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    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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    On February 28, 2015 I received a DUI.

    It was Saturday Night so I decided to go to the bar and see if maybe I could meet some people. I ordered a pizza to go and left. It was snowing out and when I left the cops were waiting on me. As I got pulled over I thought what did I do. To me amazement the cop told me I did...
    dmc45373 dmc45373 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 1

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    My ARC (addiction resource council) assessment

    went well on Monday and I had already registered for my recommended class ahead of time, so everything is squared away. After the 7 week class and the 6 month license suspension, my life should be back to normal...with a lesson learned.
    devonshaye devonshaye 22-25, F Dec 10, 2014

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    A Dismissed DUI That's Nearly Ruined My Life.

    In the summer of 2009 I was arrested for the first (and last) time of my life. I was driving home late from my fiance's house after I had consumed 4 glasses of wine in a 3 hour period. A mistake certainly, but with what followed one might assume that I had literally shot someone...
    wasper5200 wasper5200 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 24

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    I got an OWI 4 weeks ago on my sister's 21st

    birthday. I'm 23 in Wisconsin. I have court in less than a week. I don't even know where to begin but it was the biggest wake up call of my life. My sister was at the bar with her friends and I decided to meet up with her there. I was there for an hour or so and then I...
    devonshaye devonshaye 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 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 4 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    I don't know how to move past my DUI in my head

    My family and friends are being very supportive because they know what a good person I am and how much I contribute to society and help all i care about. Plus most of them know I on several occasions make sure they stay at my house after drinking and when they don't I cringe. I...
    freespirit182 freespirit182 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    I got my first dui in August of 2014.

    I was at home drinking on a Friday night when a family member called. They were going through a hard time and needed me. I thought I was okay to drive. I got my son and headed there. I was pulled over for not dimming my brights. I am facing felony charges for a dui with a minor...
    Vsmommy Vsmommy 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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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 4 Responses Jan 3

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    I am 20 years old in Delaware

    and I made a huge mistake. I as pulled over for a traffic violation ( that I was not ticketed for). I had been drinking. I blew well over .20%. I won my DMV hearing because the cop gave me a ticket under zero tolerance, but filed a DUI with court. They said since the paperwork...
    741852gl 741852gl 18-21, M Dec 9, 2014

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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 1 Response Apr 7

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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...