I have been unemployed for a few months now. I lost my job after my boyfriend and I bought a house together. Now he is stuck paying all of the bills which he can barely afford due to his crappy job. He drives an hour to work and an hour home only to make 11.50 an hour. I had just recently gotten hooked up through a friend with Best Buy and have already done 2 of my 3 interviews. On the night after my 2nd interview, I foolish decided to go out drinking with my friends. This was just this past Friday, June 19th. Even more stupidly after I left the bar, instead of going home, I decided to go to my friends house via the interstate. Well wouldn't you know, a roadblock on the one exit I decide to take. The officer knew right away that I had been drinking, and I complied cooperatively with everything he had me do. I of course went to jail that night. My boyfriend's truck, which I was driving, was of course, impounded. I am still sitting here in shock that this has happened. It always seems to be the pattern with me. Things start to go well, and then BAM, I royally fuck up. This is my first ever DUI. I have had nothing on my record for the past 4 years almost. I cannot afford a lawyer. If I do get this job with Best Buy, I can only hope that having this new job will keep me out of jail. I was not so worried about not having a license for a year or so, considering I already don't own my own car. I own a scooter that I was hoping to get a permit for again, to ride to work. I don't see how that's going to happen now. My new job would be 25 minutes away from my house, in the OPPOSITE direction that everyone else I know lives and/or goes to work. My court date is in less than 20 days, and I'm wrecked over this whole incident. I don't know what to do!! I most definately won't have the money to pay any of my fines outright. I know I will have to be put on probation. That's fine. I just hope by then I have a job to be able to afford such a thing. Its starting to look like I'll need to sell my ONLY means of transportation, my scooter. There's 600 of the potentially 1,000 dollar fine. I'm just so distraught over the fact I was proud that I was finally going to be able to help my boyfriend with the bills, and get my shit back on track. Is there anyone here who has some experience with a first-time DUI, especially in the state of Georgia? I could really use some advice.