DUI: The act or crime of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Driving under the influence impairs the driver’s ability to drive safely. Many accidents and deaths have been caused as a direct result of driver under the influence.
What are the penalties for a DUI in California?
The penalties for a DUI in California will vary depending on the circumstances of the case, but generally, the sentencing guidelines for a DUI conviction are as follows.
2 Years** = (which can be 3 years reduced to 1)
IID*** = Interlock Ignition Device
Blood Alcohol Level Chart
Find your blood alcohol level by using the chart below.
One drink is considered:
- (1) 12 fl oz beer
- (1) 5 fl oz glass of wine
- (1) 1.5 fl oz shot of hard liquor
This table is provided as a reference and it should not be relied upon to determine whether you are capable of operating a motor vehicle. Always keep in mind that there are a number of variables that can influence whether you are legally qualified to drive.