So many people expressed their views and some passed their judgements and so on... I just want to say this:
We as human beings make mistakes. No one safe or immune from making mistakes as long as we are alive. Whatever you name it (mistake, poor judgement, misdemeanors, offense, crime, stupidity bla bla bla...) the fact is that those of us who haven't been caught or having been exposed to a similar circumstance may be luckier than you. I personally do believe in second chances and reformation. Unfortunately, our society's lack of tolerance and unwillingness to grant a second chance to those who don't have the money or power or simply belong to an underprivileged class are pushed to the sidelines to become society's outcasts, where there is nothing left for them to do but to hustle in streets.
My friend! You are not alone in your DUI case. In fact, our former President George W. Bush was the first president to have a DUI arrest record and yet we overlooked his DUI when he was 30 and elected him for two terms to run the White House:
The former Vice President Dick Cheney was arrested not once but TWICE for DUI, so in his case, he apparently had the third chance available to him:
Just a couple of years ago, NY Congressman Vito J. Fossella was arrested for the same charges:
I am sure if you research this, you will come across many high profile individuals with DUI who we still chose to run our affairs.
In conclusion: Make a serious commitment and vow with your inner being that you will ALWAYS stay out of this S**T and use this humbling experience as growing ground to become a great person who will inspire other people who believe that by just making a mistake their career is over or their life is over. Don't let negative comments or opinions break you. focus on how to go forward and become a better person.
Best of luck to you bro!
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AUD: 01/08/13 - PASSED 94
BEC: 02/27/13 - PASSED 83
CPA EXCEL. ALL IN FIRST ATTEMPT AND I AM DONE :)