What BAC Does a Person under 21 Need to Be Guilty of DUI in Orange County, California?
You may have heard that people under the age of twenty-one (21) face a lower threshold for being convicted of California DUI. This is correct. The laws that apply to underage (under-21) DUI in California are a bit different than those for people 21 and older.
VC 23136 is not actually a criminal offense, so it does not lead to jail time, criminal fines or a DUI on your record. But it WILL result in a one-year suspension of your driver’s license if you do not contest the suspension.
Luckily, VC 23140 is an infraction. This means that it will not result in jail time. But it can lead to a fine, a one-year suspension of your driver’s license and/or three or more months of mandatory DUI school.
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