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California Fourth Offense DUI Law

A fourth offense DUI in California comes with a combination of criminal penalties enforced by the court and administrative penalties against your driver’s license handed down by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Criminal Penalties

A fourth offense is a Felony offense. To be classified as a fourth it must have occurred within 10 years of 3 or more convictions for DUI. Punished by imprisonment in the county or municipal jail for no fewer than 180 days up to 1 year, a fine amount of no less than $390 to $1,000 plus court costs and associated assessments. Jail time and fines vary based upon the offenders blood alcohol level. Attendance in a state approved alcohol and drug program is required.

Administrative Penalties

A fourth offense refusal will result in a 4 year license revocation period. An ignition interlock will be required for all offenders. Your license will be revoked for 4 years following a fourth offense whether or not you submitted to a chemical test. An SR-22 form filing will be required for a period of 3 years beyond license reinstatement period. You can apply for your SR-22 filing below:

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Additional California DUI Resources

  • California DUI Laws – Here you will find a comprehensive and detailed explanation of California’s DUI laws including all offense levels and penalties.
  • California First Offense DUI – First offense information including penalties, fines, potential jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and more.
  • California Second Offense DUI – Second offense information including penalties, fines, potential jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and more.
  • California Third Offense DUI – Fourth offense information including penalties, fines, potential jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and more.
  • California SR22 Insurance Filing – We have compiled everything you need to know about California’s SR22 insurance and filing requirements including important addresses, phone numbers, etc.
  • California Alcohol Education Classes – We offer a complete listing of state approved DUI & alcohol education classes.
  • California Bail Bondsmen – Comprehensive list of California bail bond agents including address, phone, website, etc.
  • State Statutes – Complete California DUI statute regarding DUI laws and penalties.
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