Answer: They are both DUI charges. The VC 23152(a) is Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Note that this can be charged even if your BAC was under .08, or if they suspect you were driving under the influence of prescription medication. The VC 23152(b) is driving under the influence of alcohol with a .08 BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) or higher. Call me to discuss your case in more detail. Also, there is some more specific info about these charges on my website, www.philhachelaw.com. Just go the the DUI & Related charges tab.
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