Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Underage DUI in California, The Distinctions

California law proscribes drinking for anyone under age 21. The law of drinking and driving for under 21 drivers makes it an infraction to have under .05 in your body while driving, this is VC 23140. Another law, known as zero tolerance is VC23136, it states that no person under 21 shall have a .01 or higher in their body while driving. The distinction is VC23140 carries 2 points, 23136 does not and 23140 requires completion of an alcohol class. Underage DUI charges also have different proof issues as compared to adult criminal charges, a lawyer should be consulted for the specifics. Your comments please.