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California State Laws

Providing alcohol to a minor:

  • Misdemeanor
  • Fine: $2,700 and possible community service hours

 Minor in Possession:

  • Misdemeanor
  • 1 year suspension of driver's license
  • First offense: $370 and possible community service hours
  • Second offense: $470 and possible community service hours

 Open Container:

  • Municipal Code Violation
  • Fine: $132 and possible community service hours

 Possession or Use of Fake ID:

  • Misdemeanor
  • Fine: Not to exceed $1,000 or one year in jail; may include both
  • 1 year suspension of driver's license

 Public Intoxication:

  • Misdemeanor
  • Fine: $250 and possible community service hours

 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) First Offense:

  • Misdemeanor
  • Fine: $1,735 and possible community service hours
  • 3-6 months in an Alcohol Education Program
  • 46-98 hours in jail, depending on BAC level
  • Suspension of driver's license (under 21= 1 year; over 21= 4 months)