California DUI: Basic FAQs

Answers to the common DUI questions

What constitutes drunk driving in California?

You don’t have to be drunk to be guilty of the offense of driving under the influence (DUI) in California. Under California law, DUI means either

  • driving while “under the influence” of alcohol and/or drugs (legal or illegal), or
  • driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08% or greater—0.05% or greater, for people under 21 years old (VC §â

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