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I Have a Dui

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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'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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    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 5 Responses Apr 13

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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 Jun 18

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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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    Next week is my pre-trial

    and I don't know what to expect. Things are going downhill and I don't feel like it will get better. I haven't had a drink since the night I got arrested and my goal was to not drink until this matter was resolved. I thought I was going to be okay especially since my...
    AG06 AG06 26-30 2 Responses May 14

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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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    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 36-40, F 21 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 79 Responses Jul 23, 2011

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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 7 Responses Mar 3

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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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    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 4 Responses Apr 1

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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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    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 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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    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 58 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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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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    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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    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've been reading these stories

    for awhile now and I feel it's time that I open up and tell my story; because I too remember all too well what it was like to be lonely and to feel as if I was the only person to ever deal with a DUI. I'll bring you back to August of 2014. I was on an amazing internship in...
    jcool19 jcool19 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 27

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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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jun 11

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