California DUI Laws

So you’ve received a DUI in the State of California, right? We have the information to get you out of this jam. Learn more about what you can do to correct this issue.

The Law

California DUI law states that it is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater.

The Penalties

  • Imprisonment: A minimum of 48 hours in jail with a potential sentence of up to 6 months in jail.
  • Fines: Between $390 and $1,000. In addition, you must pay a $150 fee have your license reissued.
  • Impact on License: Suspended for 30 days to 10 months.
  • Alcohol Treatment: If BAC level was below .20%, you will be required to attend a 30-hour program. If your BAC level was above .20%, you will be required to attend a 60-hour program.

The Solution

To have your license reinstated, you must file an SR22 form which you can attain from your insurance provider. The law mandates that you keep the SR22 insurance for a period of 3 years.

If you are a California resident you are generally required to take an in-person CA DUI Class. The CA DMV will not accept online classes for CA DUI Requirements. You can find CA DUI classes in your area through our California DUI Class Directory .

If you are NOT a CA resident then you might be able to take an online class for your requirement. Please check with the court and DMV to see if one of our classes will meet your requirements.

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