CA DUI is Driving Under the Influence and
CA BUI is Boating Under the Influence.
Whether driving a land vehicle or water vessel, drunk driving (dui in California) charges can be filed with regard to alcohol and/or drugs (even your own prescription medications).
Everyone that drinks and has a driver's license has drank and drove at some point, not everyone gets caught (okay, maybe a few of you never drank and drove). The point is you got caught; so, what are you going to do about it?
Most people go to their arraignment (the first appearance in court) without an attorney and plead guilty without ever seeing the evidence against them. In that judge's file is a sealed police report that he has not seen. Only the District Attorney knows what it contains.
Don't do it.
No one should go to court without an attorney.
If you do, plead not guilty and ask the judge to give you time to get an attorney. He will gladly give you time and a new date for your attorney to appear for you.
It is heartbreaking to see people plead to low Blood Alcohol readings that never should have been filed as DUI's in the first place. You may think you are guilty; but you don't know the law like a lawyer that fights these cases all the time. Pleading guilty without a lawyer is like burning your driver's license and trashing your driving record because some DA said too. You lose nothing by evaluating your case; it is unconstitutional to punish someone for fighting a charges. You will not suffer for taking a closer look before you leap with a DUI lawyer.
The Drink Wheel
On-Line BrAC Calculator
The Intoximeters Inc. "Drink Wheel"1 is a form that you can fill out. Upon completion we will instantly compute your estimated blood/breath alcohol concentration ("BAC") based on the information that you have provided and return that estimate to you. It is presented as a public service to Intoximeters web site visitors. Its primary purpose is to provide useful information about the responsible use of alcohol.
Why is it called a "Drink Wheel"?
We call it the "Drink Wheel" because it is based on various paper and cardboard BAC calculators that are given out in alcohol awareness programs, some of which are in the form of a wheel that you can spin around to calculate your estimated BAC based on what and how much you have had to drink.
It would be extremely foolish for us to pretend that our "Drink Wheel" can tell you what your BAC actually is, first because it would open us up to an incredible amount of potential liability and second if it really did work accurately there would be no need for anyone to buy the instruments that we make and sell.
A person's actual BAC is dependent on many complex factors, including their physical condition (body composition, health etc...) and what they have recently ingested (including food, water, medications and other drugs). This site includes a more detailed discussion of the Pharmacology and Disposition of alcohol in humans.
The results that are generated are rough estimates of an average healthy person's BAC assuming typical beverage sizes, recipes and alcohol content. The BAC estimates generated by the Drink Wheel should not be used to infer anyone's fitness to work, drive or perform any other task or duty.