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DUI in the State of California

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While California DUI laws may seem relatively straightforward, it never hurts to revisit the numbers behind one of the most commonly committed criminal offenses in the state.

The Numbers For Minors

While there may be exceptions for work-related driving, no Californian under the age of 21 may operate a vehicle with unsealed beer, wine and/or liquor. Similarly, no driver under the age of 21 may drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above 0.01%. This includes alcohol in the form of cough syrup and prescription drugs. It is important to remember that no one under the age of 18 may drive with any measurable alcohol in their system.

The Numbers For Everyone Else

No California driver over the age of 21 may operate a motor vehicle with a BAC at or above 0.08%. Keep in mind, however, that drivers of vehicles requiring a commercial driver license may not drive with a BAC at or above 0.04%. For those previously convicted of a DUI, driving with a BAC at or above 0.01% is strictly prohibited.

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If you have any questions regarding DUI law in the state of California, please contact the attorneys at Hales & Associates, Attorneys for a complimentary consultation. With over two decades’ experience defending Murrieta clients accused of driving under the influence, our trusted legal team is uniquely equipped to help you obtain the outcome you deserve.

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