Superior Court of California - County of Orange

DUI Court General Info

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Vehicle Code Violation Minimum Sentence Maximum Sentence
VC 23152(a) or (b)
(see VC 23536, 23538)
With probation: either option A) or B) may be imposed.
(A) 48 hrs jail, fine ($390+PA), & A DMV Alcohol Program
(B) Fine ($390+PA) & DMV Alcohol Program
Without probation: 96 hrs jail & fine ($390+PA).
(a commercial license shall be suspended for 12 months if the offense occurred in a vehicle requiring a Class A or B license.)
6 months jail and $1000 + PA fine
VC 23152(a) or (b) w/ 1 prior conviction within 10 years
(see VC 23540, 23542)
With probation: either option A) or B) may be imposed.
(A) 96 hrs jail, fine $390+PA), & A 18 mo DMV Alcohol Program
(B) 10 days jail, & Fine ($390+PA)
Without probation: 90 days jail & fine ($390+PA).
(a commercial license shall be revoked for life if the offense occurred in a vehicle requiring a Class A or B license.)
1 year jail & $1000 + PA fine
VC 23152(a) or (b) w/ 2 prior conviction within 10 years
(see VC 23546, 23548)
With probation: 120 days jail, fine $390+PA), habitual traffic offender designation for 3 years & 18 mo DMV Alcohol Program(if not already completed).
Without probation: 120 days jail, fine $390+PA), habitual traffic offender designation for 3 years
1 year jail, $1000+PA fine, & habitual traffic offender designation for 3 years
VC 23152(a) or (b) w/ 3 prior conviction within 10 years
(see VC 23550, 23550.5, 23552)
With probation: 180 days jail, fine $390+PA), habitual traffic offender designation for 3 years & 18 mo DMV Alcohol Program(if not already completed).
Without probation: 180 days jail, fine $390+PA), habitual traffic offender designation for 3 years (This offense may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony at the discretion of DA)
Misdemeanor: 1 year jail, $1000+PA fine, & habitual traffic offender designation for 3 years

Felony: 16mo, 2 years or 3 years in State Prison
VC 23153(a) or (b)
(see VC 23554,23556)
With probation: 5 days jail, fine ($390+PA), & attendance at DMV alcohol Program.
Without probation: 90 days jail & fine ($390 + PA).
1 year jail & fine ($5000+PA)
VC 23153(a) or (b) w/ 1 prior conviction within 10 years
(see VC 23560, 23562)
With probation: either option A) or B) may be imposed. (A)120 days jail & fine ($390+PA) (B)30 days jail, Fine ($390+PA), & DMV 18 mo Alcohol Program.
Without probation: 120 days jail & fine ($390+PA)
1 year jail & fine ($5000+PA)
VC 23153(a) or (b) w/2 or more prior convictions w/in 10 years
(see VC 23566, 23568)
With probation: 1 year jail, fine ($390+PA), & DMV 18 mo Alcohol Program.
Without probation: 2 years state prison and fine ($1015+PA)
Felony, 2,3,4 years state prison & fine ($5000+PA)
VC 23103 pursuant to VC 23103.5
(this will be a prior for any future DUI charges within 10 years)
With probation: participate in an alcohol and drug treatment program.
Without probation: 5 days jail & Fine ($145+PA)
90 days jail & fine ($1000+PA)


DUI Enhancements Increase in punishment
VC 23577 (failure to submit to a chemical test) 1st Offense VC 23152a/b +48 hrs
2d Offense VC 23152a/b +96 hrs
3d Offense VC 23152a/b +10 days
4th or more Offense VC 23152a/b +18 days
 
1st Offense VC 23153a/b +48 hrs
2d Offense VC 23153a/b +96 hrs
(note: on a first offense for 23152 the additional time “may” be imposed. All other enhancements “shall” be imposed. These enhancements are consecutive to other minimum sentences).
VC23582 (Driving a vehicle 30 or more mph over the speed limit on a freeway or 20 or more mph over the speed limit on any street and in a reckless manner) 60 days jail consecutive to any other sentence
VC 23572 (one or more passengers in the vehicle was a minor under the age of 14 yrs) 1st Offense VC 23152a/b +48 hrs
2d Offense VC 23152a/b +10 days
3d Offense VC 23152a/b +30 days
4th or more Offense VC 23152a/b +90 days
(these are consecutive to any other min. sentence)


Other Vehicle Code Violations Minimum Sentence Maximum Sentence
VC 14601.2(a)
(see VC 14601.2(d)(1), (e) & (h))
With or without probation: 10 days jail, fine ($300+PA) & ignition interlock devise 6 months jail & fine ($1000+PA)
VC14601.2(a) within 5 years of prior VC 14601, 14601.1, 14601.2, or 14601.5 (see VC 14601.2(d(2),(f), & (h)) With or without probation: 30 days jail, fine ($300+PA) & ignition interlock devise If designated a “Habitual Traffic Offender”: 180 days jail & fine ($2000+PA) 1 year jail & fine ($2000+PA)
VC14601.2(a) within 7 years (more than 5) of prior VC 14601, 14601.1, 14601.2, or 14601.5 (see VC 14601.2(g) & (h)) With or without probation: 10 days jail, fine ($300+PA) & ignition interlock devise 6 months jail & fine ($1000+PA)


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