DUI's & Licensure - page 3

OK Here goes. Ten years ago I got two DUI's. Now I'm pretty sure that those two won't affect me with licensure as long as I petition the boards effectively. Just yesterday I found out that I was... Read More

  1. by   sbn8tv
    I am in California. I just got the DUI on July 4th so I haven't even gone to court yet but I plan to plead guilty and pay my dues. I have considered counseling. I am going to go to a counselor for the entire time I am in school and AA and hopefully some kind of diversion program where they will urine test me to document that I have been clean up until "NCLEX" time. Luckily I have pretty good medical insurance that will pay for this stuff.
  2. by   sbn8tv
    LLG,

    It does feel pretty good to have that weight lifted off. I know I will get some sideways looks though but oh well.
  3. by   Neon8
    You will probably have to go to DUI school. When I went in 1994, it was a weekly class for 4 months at $30 a class. THAT really added up... Plus the fine will be more than $1,000. You can make payments, fortunately. You may do some jail time and/or your driver's license may even be suspended for a time since this is the third DUI. Your car insurance will be negatively affected also. Mine went up to over $12,00/year for about three years. DUIs are such a bummer, it only took one for me to learn my lesson. My sympathies are with you.
  4. by   EmeraldNYL
    Originally posted by Neon8
    Your car insurance will be negatively affected also. Mine went up to over $12,00/year for about three years. DUIs are such a bummer, it only took one for me to learn my lesson. My sympathies are with you.
    $12,000 a year??!!!!! YIKES!!!!!! Just one more excellent reason to spend the night or call a cab....
  5. by   Neon8
    I'm sorry, I meant $1,200.
  6. by   sbn8tv
    Neon,

    Actually since my other two were more than 7 years ago. This is considered the first one by California law. So I am pretty sure the standard punishment is:

    1. 1500$ fine
    2. Classes for 3 mos which is 500 bucks
    3. Insurance going up through the roof

    Which still hurts but not as bad as the grief I get from my family and friends when I tell them what I did.
    Heck I'm afraid to even look at a beer much less drink one. I think this pretty much ended my relationship with alcohol. I think I'll take everyone's advice and just stay away from the stuff period.
  7. by   EmeraldNYL
    Originally posted by Neon8
    I'm sorry, I meant $1,200.
    D'oh!! Yeah for 12 grand I don't think many people could afford the insurance. Sounds like getting a DUI is still expensive though.
  8. by   sbn8tv
    Emerald's post is funny with the little purple guy
  9. by   Neon8
    OK, that's cool if it's considered your first DIU legally. Too bad the BRN won't let you off the hook as easily.
  10. by   sbn8tv
    Neon,

    Very True. I am hoping that I can do all the things that they require and get a shot.

    1. Go to counseling, have it documented
    2. Go to AA have it documented by a sponsor or something
    3. Get urine tests as often as necessary to verify clean bill of
    health.
    4. Pay my dues with the law finish the DUI classes
    5. Get all the necessary court documents from all my crimes
    6. Write some explanation letters
    7. Have some friends, family, professional acquaintances
    write some letters.

    Put all this together in a BIG folder and present my case.
  11. by   sbn8tv
    Sounds like alot doesn't it?
  12. by   Neon8
    It IS alot, but well worth it. You'll be OK. I wish you well.
  13. by   passing thru
    Sounds like A LOT ?? For YOU?

    When I think of all the people I know whose lives

    have been destroyed because of drunk drivers.......................,

    well, just excuse me, I cannot muster any sympathy for you.

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