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California DUI Laws & Penalties

Under California state law, motorists may be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) if they are impaired by drugs or alcohol while operating a vehicle. The maximum legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for those over the age of 21 is .08%, and .01% for those under the age of 21. California is a zero tolerance state, and a driver under the age of 18 with any measurable BAC can be arrested for DUI. In addition to this, drivers of a commercial vehicle may not have a BAC above .04%.

DUI charges are very serious in California, and first-time offenders may face numerous penalties, such as four days to six months in jail, up to $2,000 in fines, license suspension from 30 days to 1 year, and even the installation of an interlock ignition device in their vehicle at the owner's expense. Repeat offenders with previous DUI convictions may face even more severe consequences.

I've Been Arrested. Now What?

With so much at stake, including your freedom, finances, driving privileges, and reputation, it is essential to hire an experienced team of Walnut Creek criminal defense attorneys to represent your case.

We can handle any aspect of an East Bay DUI case, including:

  • Suspension of driver's license
  • License reinstatement
  • DMV hearings
  • Charges involving vehicular manslaughter
  • Drug-related traffic arrests

Fighting to Protect Your Rights & Reputation

Using our skill, experience, knowledge of the law, and determination, we have been able to help some clients have their DUI charges reduced or dropped before ever setting foot in a court of law. While your results will depend on the specific evidence against you, whether or not it was legally obtained, and other factors, we can investigate your case and build the strongest possible defense. We help clients throughout Contra Costa County and the greater East Bay.

Let our Walnut Creek DUI defense lawyers fight to protect your rights, reputation, and criminal record by contacting The Cardoza Law Offices at (925) 274-2900.