This is known as the “zero tolerance” law for underage DUI. This law states that anyone under the age of 21 that drives with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.01% or greater is in violation of the law and may face a one-year suspension of their driver’s license. This law is not only limited to alcoholic beverages and includes any sources that include alcohol, including medications. In order to determine the presence of very low amounts of alcohol in the underage driver’s blood, law officers use a preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) test. This can be conducted through a standard breathalyzer or similar device and works by measuring the alcohol on a person’s breath and converts it to the blood content.READ MORE >>
Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol in the Vacaville, CA is a criminal act prosecuted through the criminal justice system, not handled through the DMV like minor traffic infractions. If you are charged with a DUI, choose a Vacaville DUI lawyer who has specific DUI defense experience to receive the most vigorous defense.
A DUI can be charged if your “blood alcohol content” (BAC) is 0.08% or higher. The “BAC” is a measurement of how much ethanol as opposed to blood is found within the bloodstream by volume. Drivers under 21 have a legal limit of 0.01% BAC, while commercial driver’s license holders have a limit of 0.04% BAC. To determine BAC, a law enforcement may test a driver’s breath, urine, or blood.READ MORE >>
Though the state of California has a reputation for being open to a wide variety of lifestyles, it is quite harsh when it comes to levying jurisprudence on things like driving while intoxicated. The incredibly large and diverse population in the state demands that intoxication infractions be weighed on a set scale. This creates a no-tolerance atmosphere that all drivers should be aware of.
The penalties for a DUI in California are heavily measured by the damages caused by intoxicated driving. This means that lighter penalties are given if a driver causes no harm to others. Penalties for intoxication, however, can be quite severe if intoxication causes an accident where property damage or physical harm to another party occurs.READ MORE >>