If I get my first DUI, I will be on probation for three years I believe. Some people tell me that means I can't drink at all before driving. If I get pulled over and BAC is greater than 0.01, I will be charged for second DUI. But some people tell me that it's not true. I live in CA. Please clarify for me. Thanks a lot.
Why would you want to? You'd risk a violation of your terms of probation and a second charge ... for what? The freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want to do it?
Being on Probation isn't sufficient to get the message across? The fact that you are posting a question like this indicates it is not. You want some free advice? DON'T DO IT! Do not have one drink - ever - and get behind the wheel of a car. It is not worth it.
Christopher I. Simser, Sr.
Syracuse - Albany - Rochester - Buffalo
It's true. Don't drink and drive with any measurable (.01 is considered measurable) amount of alcohol in your system or you risk a violation of your probation. If your blood alcohol is .08 or greater, or you are otherwise under the influence you will be charged with a second DUI and the penalties are much greater than those of your first conviction. I agree...don't drink and drive at all.
The judge will inform you what the terms of your probation will be. Typically it will include not driving with any alcohol.
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