Tuesday, May 7, 2024

A big mistake...

     Well, it finally happened.  What's the old saying, you play too much with fire eventually you will get burned?  I get burned.  Scorched. Roasted.  

    I failed to call an Uber home from the bar and as a result got arrested for my first DUI.  I've never been in trouble with the law before, so this is all a new experience.  My car got totaled (I am OK) and my license is currently suspended.  Thankfully my parents bailed me out and I have been staying with them the past 2 weeks.  I have a lawyer I hired to help me through the process.  But it will be a long process.  I have a court date and a hearing on my license status coming up.  In addition to owing my parents for the bail money, I will unfortunately have to pay a ton of money now to get covered for insurance once I get a vehicle again.  And of course, all the legal fees that I owe the lawyer are not cheap either.  I'm following pre-trial conditions that were set for me with my bond.  Those include random drug tests (I call a number each morning and if my color is called, I have to go in), and an interlock device.  Since I have no vehicle at the moment, I can't get an interlock, but my lawyer told me that there is a portable one that I can get.  So right now, I'm going through that process with my Pre-Trial monitor.

    This too shall pass but I am just at the start of the process.  I've done a lot of self-reflecting over this time, and I vow to be a better person.  Make better decisions.  Listen to friends and family more. Etc.  I will be OK, but I am not there yet.  

    Take care.

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