In California, most drunk driving cases are misdemeanors, and people convicted of the crime don't usually serve time in jail. Instead, the most common punishment is a few years of probation and a fine. Driving with a BAC of. If you're under 21 years old, drive with a BAC of.
When a person is charged with drunk driving with injuries, they can be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. In determining the classification of the charge, the circumstances of the arrest and the criminal history of the suspect are taken into account.