I Have a Dui

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 723 People

    2 DUI's in a year, leaving the Same place,

    on the Same street, and blew the Same percentage. What an unfortunate wake up call! I was in my last year of college, but it has since been delayed a year. I have accumulated an extreme amount of fees. Court ordered me to complete a 3 month drug and alcohol program, 55 days of...
    msari10 msari10
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 19

    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

    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

    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

    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
    41-45, F
    64 Responses Jul 13, 2011

    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

    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
    11 Responses Jan 8, 2013

    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

    This has been a horrible experience.

    I truly don't know how not to feel ashamed. I know this does not define me but I can't help to hold this guilt. Any support? Comments? Coping techniques?
    Lgemd Lgemd
    26-30
    5 Responses Mar 9

    Hi, I'm 18 yo and I am being charged

    for a DUI per se in Georgia also because of it, they tacked on 4 other charges an MUI, mip, and another DUi charge. I blew a .19 and I am being offered a plea deal if I just plead the DUI per se charge and I just have no idea what to do. I'm scared and away from my family with...
    CAS0097 CAS0097
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 21

    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

    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

    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

    I'm on my second DUI within a year

    and two months of each other and I am going back and forth on my feelings towards everything. I got my first DUI in May 2014 after I went bar hopping on a night and blew a .27. Luckily I didn't hurt anyone, and I avoided jail. I got some amount of hours of community service and...
    Darling322 Darling322
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2015

    I don't have a DUI thank goodness

    but did some research and found this site. My 19 year old college son got one 3 weeks ago. It's been heartbreaking to me so I'm looking for support. He's a sophomore at a wonderful university and has been suspended from school. He was also caught his freshman year for public...
    cdpalmer cdpalmer
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    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

    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

    I'm at college junior with a bright future of

    becoming a social worker. I made a really stupid mistake of trying to get home after having something to drink. I ended up crashing my car and was arrested for Dui. I completely regret my actions and haven't stopped crying for the last 4 days. Thankfully, I was put in contact...
    b17fl b17fl
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 24

    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

    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

    I recently received my fist DUI in Illinois.

    I have not had my first appearance in court and am meeting with my lawyer on Monday. I am currently in graduate school and am applying for positions as I graduate in May. I am trying to get a job in the schools and I feel now that I will not be hired as I will have to do a...
    Scaredgirl18 Scaredgirl18
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 19

    Ahhhhhgggggg!!!!! Tomorrow is my arraignment

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

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Sep 22, 2015
    LivingLife93 LivingLife93
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Oct 15, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Jul 13, 2014

    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

    I have never been in trouble

    until over a month ago. I got pulled over, could not blow hard enough for breathalyzer, officer said I didn't do great on field tests but I had my reasons, I.e. Being nervous, shoes I had on, etc. he ends up taking me for a voluntary blood test. I was driving my friends car at...
    jeskc24 jeskc24
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    I am a first year teacher

    and just recently received a dwi. I don't want to talk about the night itself, it just makes me feel like I'm making excuses. I blew a .15 and I just simply made a huge mistake. I already lost my job as a summer camp director and am in a limbo period of finding out whether I...
    unbearablebeing unbearablebeing
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 16

    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
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Sep 16, 2015

    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

    Can somebody please help me?

    i am ashamed of myself and feel awful after my recent incident. I am 16 years old and recently got arrested with driving under the influence of Marijuana. I don't have a license but i do have a permit which i got in May. I was planning on getting my driver's license on December...
    Aldair123 Aldair123
    16-17, M
    1 Response Sep 29, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    4 Responses Jan 8

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 24, 2015

    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

    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

    I have never gotten in trouble.

    I was always a good student never thought this would happen to me. I went out with 3 friends they didnt drink at all and i had several drinks they let me leave the bar drunk and i crashed into a parked car and totaled mine. I got a misdemeanor and life is just so depressing i...
    fabes24 fabes24
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 8

    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
    3 Responses Jan 5

    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

    First, Second , Third And More DWI/DUI

    I woke up in jail with my 2nd DWI and went into shock. How could this have happened again. My husband was at home dying of cancer and I was self medicating as usual. I had to get out of the situation for just a bit and decided to meet some friends at the local bar. Long story...
    Suesue1212 Suesue1212
    56-60, F
    Jun 10, 2013

    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

    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

    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
    87 Responses Jul 23, 2011

    DUI: Thoughts On Victimless Crime

    Drunk driving & causing harm or damage is one thing, BUT criminalizing people who have been arrested for a victimless offense based on "what if" is an outrage. Laws are made for the lowest common denominator. That's why they are ridiculous and absurd … Everyone is different...
    TheDevilsAdvocate TheDevilsAdvocate
    41-45, F
    20 Responses Sep 7, 2011

    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
    4 Responses Nov 13, 2013

    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

    I was recently convicted of a DUI.

    I had an enhancement (BAC .16) on my charge. I took a plea deal which saved me from having to do the 5 days mandatory jail sentence and only minimums were imposed. I do consider myself lucky in that regard but at the end of the day it still...for a lack of a better term...sucks...
    ssamantha123 ssamantha123
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 9

    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

    Husband not me. He just got his second on five

    years. He is 61. We have only been married for eight years. Wanna scream!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jan 2
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