What constitutes driving under the influence (DUI) in California?

You may be convicted of DUI in California if you are operating a motor vehicle and have a blood alcohol level (BAC) of 0.08% or more, or if you are operating a motor vehicle and have ingested drugs, either by prescription or otherwise, that impairs your ability to operate in the same manner as a sober person. However, the law is lower for commercial drivers who may not legally drive if their BAC exceeds 0.04. Finally, any driver under the age of 21 may not legally drive with a BAC exceeding 0.01.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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