Misdemeanor DUI Chico
Assuming you are not a repeat DUI offender in Chico, your DUI will be considered a misdemeanor. While not as frightening as a felony, the misdemeanor DUI in Chico should be considered very serious.
According to Vehicle Code 23152(a) it is a misdemeanor to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and according to VC 23152(b) it is a misdemeanor to operate a moving vehicle with a .08% or more blood alcohol level.
While there is no single penalty for a misdemeanor DUI offender in Chico, and assuming there is no bodily injury or death as a result from the DUI, you will face fines, a jail sentence or license restriction, completion of an alcohol treatment program and the loss of your license.
Maximum penalties for a first time misdemeanor DUI in Chico is much more expensive and extensive. If convicted, you will face; a $1,000 fine and over $2,600 in other assessments, a six month jail sentence, license suspension, vehicle impound fees, and you will be required to pay for the installation of a breath analyzer device in your vehicle.
Almost all first-time misdemeanor DUI offenders in Chico can expect probation for three to five years.
Violate your probation and you can face a nonjury hearing where additional penalties can be applied. Clearly, even a first-time misdemeanor DUI in Chico can have serious, long-term consequences.
To protect your rights, and your future, we suggest consulting with our experienced felony DUI defense attorneys in Chico immediately after your arrest.
2nd DUI Offense
CVC 23152 (a)
Faced 14 Days in jail
1st DUI Offence
CVC 23152 (b)
FACED 48 Hour in Jail
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Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, CVC 23152 (a)
Faced 3 Days in County Jail