The good news is that there was no injury to your son or another person. I am assuming this is your son’s first DUI offense and that he is charged with a misdemeanor under section 23152. This law reads as follows:
23152. (a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence
of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle.
(b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by
weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.
For purposes of this article and Section 34501.16, percent, by
weight, of alcohol in a person's blood is based upon grams of alcohol
per 100 milliliters of blood or grams of alcohol per 210 liters of
If convicted of this, your son faces jail time from 5 days to 1 year, a minimum fine of $390, probation for 3 years and driving school which he must successfully complete. DUI School can last from three to 30 months.
His license will also be automatically suspended for up to 1 year. He is entitled to an administrative review for of the suspension by the DMV. If the review upholds the suspension, he can request a hearing to contest the suspension. In most DUI case, however, the suspension will be upheld. He can go to a DMV field office to request a restricted license so that he can drive to and from work only.
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