California's strict statutes setting forth drunk driving provisions are located in the Vehicle Code. The following statutes represent only a few of the most relevant code sections in this complicated maze of laws. These laws apply in every county in the State of California. Click here to see 50 ways to beat a DUI charge.

 

This first group of statutes (click here to see the difference between Vehicle Code section 23152 and Vehicle Code Section 23153) set forth a definition of the misdemeanor and felony drunk driving, along with a few related sections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Section 23136:

The so-called "zero tolerance" law applying to drivers under 21 with 0.01% blood-alcohol.

 

Section 23140:

Drivers under 21 with blood-alcohol of 0.05% or greater.

 

Section 23520 and 23521:

DUI "sentencing" in juvenile court.

 

Section 23502:

Further provisions for those convicted of Section 23140 (drivers under 21).

 

Section 23536 etc:

Sentencing provisions for misdemeanor DUI.

 

Section 23554 etc:

Sentencing provisions for felony DUI.

 

Section 23572:

Additional penalties ("enhancements") in misdemeanor drunk driving cases.

 

Section 23575 etc:

Provisions requiring installation of "ignition interlock devices" (IIDs).

 

Sections 23247-23249:

Further describes requirements for installing court-ordered ignition interlock devices.

 

Sections 23592-23596:

More sentencing provisions.

 

Sections 23600-23602:

Laws governing probation in drunk driving cases.

 

Sections 23610-23614:

The "implied consent" provisions for taking blood, breath or urine samples.

 

Sections 23620-23626:

The use of "prior convictions" to increase DUI punishment.

 

Section 23630:

Lawful use of a drug is not a defense to driving under the influence of drugs.

 

Section 23640:

Court-ordered "alcohol education" programs.

 

Sections 13100-13106:

General provisions for driver's license suspensions.

 

Sections 13200-13210:

Further provisions for suspensions.

 

Sections 13350-13392:

The main statutes applying to DMV license suspensions in DUI-related cases.

 

Sections 13550-13559:

Procedures for license suspensions.

 

Sections 13800-13803:

Procedures for DMV's departmental investigation in suspension proceedings.

 

Sections 13950-13954:

Further DMV suspension procedures, including giving notice to the licensee.

 

Sections 14100-14112:

The laws governing the DMV suspension hearing, including the licensee's demand for the hearing.

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23152

Driving Under Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

23153

Driving Under Influence of Alcohol or Drugs Causing Injury

23154

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol While on Probation for Prior DUI

23158

Chemical Test Procedure

23213

Rehabilitation Facilities: Vehicles on Premises

23215

Enforcement Off the Highway

23216

Legislative Intent

23217

Legislative Declarations: Mandatory Minimum Penalties for Multiple Offenses

23220

Drinking While Driving

23221

Drinking in Motor Vehicle

23222

Possession of Marijuana or Open Container While Driving

23223

Possession of Open Container in Motor Vehicle

23224

Possession of Alcohol in Vehicle: Person Under 21

23225

Storage of Opened Container

23226

Storage of Opened Container in Passenger Compartment

23229

Possession of Alcoholic Beverages: Exceptions

23229.1

Possession of Alcohol in Limousine: Passengers Under Age 21