It is a misdemeanor for a person to drive
a vehicle while under the influence of any
alcoholic beverage or drug. In California,
a person over the age of 21, is presumed
to be Under the Influence (DUI) if there
is a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08
percent or more. The maximum blood alcohol
concentration for a person under the age
of 21 is 0.05 percent.
A conviction for DUI remains on a driver's
record for 10 years and can be used
fines and penalties for subsequent
Public defenders will be available
you when you attend court.
Appearances are mandatory. When you
in court, you will be advised of the
of a conviction, including probation
fines, and license restriction or suspension.
In-custody DUI's (Driving Under the
are arraigned at the court located
the offense occurred.