California

Code Section
Veh. §§23152, et seq., §13352, §§23536, et seq., §23580

BAC Legal Limit
.08% BAC at time of driving as determined by chemical test within 3 hrs. of driving (rebuttably presumed that percentage at time of driving was equal to or more than at time of test); commercial vehicle driver: .04% BAC

Rehabilitation Required?
Yes: must participate in a driving-underthe-influence program in driver’s county of residence or employment

Driver’s License Suspension?
1st: 6 mos., or if probation granted, could be 90 days with exception of traveling to work and rehab program; 2nd: 2 yrs., after 12 mos. a restricted license may be granted upon enrollment in an 18 or 30 month licensed program; 3rd: 3 yrs., after 24 mos. a restricted license may be granted upon completion of an 18 or 30 month authorized program; 4th: 4 yrs., after 24 mos. a restricted license may be granted upon completion of an 18 or 30 month authorized program

Other Penalties
1st: 96 hrs. to 6 mos. prison (48 hrs. continuous) and $390-1000; 2nd within 7 yrs.: 90 days to 1 yr. (48 hrs. continuous or 10 days min. community service) and $390-1000; 3rd within 7 yrs.: 120 days to 1 yr. and $390-$1000 and designation as habitual traffic offender for 3 yrs.; 4th within 7 yrs.: 180 days to 1 yr. and $390-1000 and designation as habitual traffic offender for 3 yrs. Note: penalties increase if violations include bodily injury.


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