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An Even Lower Limit For Some

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An Even Lower Limit For Some

You probably know that in California, you are over the legal limit if you drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08 percent or higher. What you may not know is that 0.08 percent is not the limit for everyone. California makes it illegal for drivers under age 21 and drivers on probation for a previous DUI conviction to drive with a BAC level at even 0.01 percent. It’s effectively a zero-tolerance policy for these drivers. If you ...

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No Alcohol Required

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No Alcohol Required

In California, you can be arrested for DUI even if you’ve never had a single drink in your life. Many Californians mistakenly believe that you must register a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08 percent to be found guilty of a DUI charge. That’s only partially true. One section of the California Vehicle Code does provide that you can be arrested with a BAC that high or higher. However, another section of the Vehicle Code specifies that you can ...

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Below The Legal Limit

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Below The Legal Limit

It’s possible in California to be charged with DUI even if you are not “over the legal limit,” that is, even if your blood-alcohol content (BAC) level is below 0.08 percent. Under California law, “it is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle.” It’s the second part of the same law which makes it “unlawful for any ...

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