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I Have a Dui

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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 63 Responses Jul 23, 2011

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    It's been a little over a week

    since getting arrested for my first DUI, and I have gone through so many different emotions, so many highs and lows, that I've never experienced before. I went to a friend's house to watch the Grammys and catch up, and during the evening we were drinking wine. I had to work...
    RL8893 RL8893 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 4

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    I just got my 2nd DUI

    and I am terrified of the changes that are about to come my way, like never drinking again. I see I have a problem but this means my whole life style and friends are going to change. I am terrified of this huge change
    jbliss29 jbliss29 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    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

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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 7 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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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 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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    Third Dui

    I was looking for a site like this.  My life has become so complicated, it's astounding.  I'm actually afraid of writing this due to the stigma, but oh well.  My first DUI was questionable, I was really resentful for getting it as I was right on the limit.  After that I...
    unknowndunce unknowndunce 31-35 9 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    Got a dui at a license check.

    Blew a .05 and was completely cooperative with police. They left my girlfriend on the side of the rode with the tow truck driver. He told her she could ride with him to impound but he could not take her home. She was intoxicated. When I went to court they give me the option of...
    ggirl1982 ggirl1982 31-35 3 Responses Feb 21

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    I'm going through 2nd DUI

    that I got, because of it I lost my job, now I'm looking for a job, and everything just seems so impossible. I feel so low of the low and don't know what to do or how to do things because it's hard.
    Namu85 Namu85 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    We were out celebrating a friends birthday at a

    club in Tempe, AZ. My 20th birthday is only a couple days away so we were celebrating mine as well. I had a couple drinks and we were all going a mile down the road to sleep at another friends house so we weren't driving on the highway. I had a lapse of judgement and decided I...
    TMFRA321 TMFRA321 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    I have a problem with alcohol.

    It has wreaked havoc in my life. Unimaginable destruction. I’m lucky I haven’t killed anyone — myself included — in the process. I rolled my car on the freeway, drunk as **** — I blew a .23, practically three times the legal limit — after crashing into someone and...
    effervescence effervescence 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 19

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    DUI In Colorado

    I had never been arrested before. I was pulled over and blew a .10. I have hired a lawyer. It seems I will get a DWAI conviction which in Colorado is BAC between 0.05 and 0.08 on my record since I don't have prior offenses. I will go a month without a license and eight months...
    duder1234 duder1234 26-30 5 Responses May 17, 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 41-45, M 8 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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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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    So I got mine on New Years

    which is definitely not the best way to start off the year. Two of my friends from another school 4 hours away came to spend it with me where I live. It was about an hour and some change before they were coming and I was taking half shots. Taking shots arent my thing, I do that...
    happycloudeater happycloudeater 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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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

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    So I was pulled over

    for a DUI the other night. I haven’t been convicted as of yet and maybe I will, maybe I won’t. That’s not really the point of all this though. The case is complicated and the cop seemed to play it “fast and loose” with the law. While I’d love to sit here and blame...
    Person0222 Person0222 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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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

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    I got my DWI 4 days ago.

    I participated in "sunday funday" with a group of friends, and went to a bar for brunch and bottomless mimosas at noon. I continued to drink all day long, until I realized I would probably be driving within the next little while. My best friend's mom has recently passed, and she...
    kaitlynisabella kaitlynisabella 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    I am 23, a senior in college in Ohio.

    I got out of work and had a few drinks with some friends at a local bar. I got pulled over for an license plate light that was out and since it's St. Patty's day weekend you know they dragged me out of the car immediately. I did a field sobriety test which I failed but I felt...
    babybear210 babybear210 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    I am a 52 year old professional woman

    who is a caregiver, business owner and rescue dog volunteer worker. this is my first dui & traffic violation that I ever got and am humiliated, sad, depressed. I only had 2 drinks after meeting a boyfriend for dinner and to watch him play in his band. lam in the morning cops...
    usa007 usa007 51-55, F 6 Responses Jan 16

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    Dui - Light At The End Of The Tunnel Is A Freight Train

    The lights at the end of the tunnel..I keep catching glimpses but it's only a mirage...You really can't afford it.   5 years ago I moved into a new town a couple hundred miles from my old one. I went out to explore the area and ended up meeting a beautiful girl at a bar...
    dosDUI dosDUI 41-45 9 Responses Aug 25, 2011

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    Disappointing Birthday Gift.

    I was out with a few friends for my 24th birthday. I was having a really good night and I suggested we go to a diner after the bar. My friends asked if I was okay to drive up the street to the diner and I honestly felt fine. The bar we were at to the diner was less than a five...
    Mistake3 Mistake3 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    I dont have one but my best friend does,

    ,,,,his is so stupid,,,,he is on 2 years probation and is going crazy,,,,he feels like he cannot even have a drink after work to unwind,,,,,,help, anyone else out there like this? What if he turns up dirty,,,,what will happen?
    hongelongpong hongelongpong 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 21

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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 9 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    Verdict was reached! So yesterday was my court

    date... To fill you in I had posted here probably early Jan talking about my experience - I was basically parked upside the road throwing up out of my car and then was back in my car laying down and a police man came up to me... Had a very high reading, turns out initially it...
    greeneydprincess greeneydprincess 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I am 20 years old. Four nights ago,

    I made the biggest mistake of my life, and I can't even remember it happening. I went to a party with the intention of spending the night. Drinks were flowing and everyone was having a good time. Then there's a complete blank, and the next thing I remember I'm being asked to...
    lostnalone93 lostnalone93 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I Blew Triple Zero. Trooper Milner Lied, Judge Gomez Suppressed Evidence

    And after a three-day trial in Arapahoe County, the jury found me guilty of the lesser-included. Here in Colorado, a jury will convict a ham sandwich of the lesser-included (DWAI). With the giant expose on the massive fraud perpetrated by our forensic toxicology division at...
    Iblewtriplezero Iblewtriplezero 36-40, F Jun 26, 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 12 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    Its been 8 months with my Dui

    and I still cant get it out of my head.......I just wish this would go away but I get reminded of it several time a day. I feel I learned my lesson but with whisky plates people shame me all the time. Thanks for listening everyone because blowing .10 and getting pulled over for...
    zip12 zip12 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 9

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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 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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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 8 Responses Aug 8, 2010

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    Hello everyone, Fairly new to this

    and wanted to share and was hoping for a few kind words out there... I know DWI's are terrible - I am fortunate that I did not hurt myself or another person... The stories that I have been reading really help - but I still cannot help but feel completely alone and depressed...
    greeneydprincess greeneydprincess 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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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 think one of the worst things

    now is the "public shaming" aspect of having your name published in the local paper. What is the point? It is a small town and I have a small business. I am ashamed enough and never plan on doing it again. While with the ARD program I can get my record expunged AND even with...
    Rosa32 Rosa32 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I just got a DUI, It all started last friday

    night after work I decided to get a 6 pack and relax at home. But I ended up driving to my friends where we had a small party. It was really fun, so much so we were drinking til 11AM. Until we decided to go for a drive... It's winter time, the roads were really icy, I was...
    joshua649 joshua649 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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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 23 Responses Dec 7, 2011

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    I was convicted of a DUI in 2013.

    I appreciate the errors of my ways, am learning from them, and attempting to progress. Still, all DUI cases in my state are managed by an agency (Agency) that facilitates various requirements, such as required classes administered by the state as well as installation of...
    AlphaOscarKilo AlphaOscarKilo 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    Well. .I'm at the tail end of Aggravated DUI -

    3rd offense case in Illinois. It's been a long haul. My first DUI was 18 years ago.. 2nd was 14 years ago.. With some other disorderly conduct arrests in between. This time they upgraded it to a felony. I have been sober for over 1 year, when to impatient treatment...
    chicagocloud chicagocloud 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 7

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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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    hi, I got my first dui,

    and I'm trying to decide what lawyer to go with. I live in Las Vegas, my lawyer says he will fight for me, but I'm worried because he's not well known in the community, but he does seem competent. Is it worth it to pay someone $5000 to try and fight the case, do they usually win...
    amorse amorse 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    It sucks especially since I worked in

    merchandising for the last 10 yrs but it was my fault. I am getting my license back in a few weeks but all the stress from it and helping me pick up and help with my kids caused my now ex gf to leave, I don't blame her bc she's young but she knew my situation 100% when we met. I...
    ChampionNme ChampionNme 31-35, M Feb 16

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    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 31-35, F 18 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    I've got a year left on my suspension

    for my 3rd. Luckily avoided felony charges. It's to the point the outside world scares me. I don't go out, I don't date. I don't allow myself to hope for a good future. Since then I've done good things but there's always this gorilla on the room. I'm hoping that someday this...
    Solitary1lifestyle Solitary1lifestyle 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 22

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    Hello, I am writing to explain the difficulties

    that I have been through as a social worker and the jobs in which I have been denied. I work for a non profit agency making 12.50 an hour after two years with a BSW. I have made strides in relieving a poor youth transition program. I have applied for numerous social work jobs in...
    JonStanley23 JonStanley23 26-30, M 5 Responses Feb 25

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    Everyone here should remember George W Bush

    was convicted of a DUI and he became president. So all is never lost. Learn from it, take the consequences, and hire a good lawyer to minimize the damage. This is a time to gather your strength and get some effective damage control
    Cam305 Cam305 46-50 3 Responses Mar 18

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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 51 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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    DUI Cop Found Passed Out in Car Avoids any

    Charges"I don't remember driving over to the Tin Roof. My car was at the Tin Roof, so I imagine I drove over to the Tin Roof" explains Franklin Police Officer, Brent Rose, assigned to DUI enforcement. According to a police report, Rose drank multiple Jack Daniel's and Coke...
    tornlife tornlife 41-45 2 Responses Jan 26

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    2nd Time Around

    I am turning 31 next month and this past weekend I received my second DUI in 7 years.  I went out with a friend to our neighborhood bar that I loved so much and we proceeded to get pretty drunk.  Then before I headed home I thought I would get some food first.  Well I never...
    liona19 liona19 31-35, F 16 Responses Jul 20, 2010

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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 15 Responses Feb 3, 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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    My DUI was rather outrageous,

    but here is my story and I would like to here some input on the matter. Well my friends and I went to a park to go smoke weed. I took 2-3 hits out of a 2-liter bong that my friend had made ( out of a 2 liter bottle). Not long after smoking we decided to go to a pizza place that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 11

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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 previously posted about my dui experience

    from july 2k12. Long story short, I recieved a dui charge for sleeping drunk in a vehicle with the ac running (southern state summers are really hot). I was tested, jailed, the whole 9 yards. I hired a lawyer and began the appeasment game for the court. Did the dui class...
    denverbound denverbound 26-30 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Add Me To The Statistics List.

    I got 2 DUI's within 6 months of each other last year. I have never been in trouble, never so much as had a parking ticket. When I got the first one, I was distraught, ashamed, and experienced depression that I didn't think I could feel. I paid off my fines, took 3 months of...
    samantha1000 samantha1000 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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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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    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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