Local Ordinances

California Good Samaritan Law

CA AB 1999; CA AB 472

This bill grants "limited immunity from criminal prosecution for any person under the age of 21 years who is subject to prosecution ... where the person under the age of 21 years called 911 and reported that either himself or herself or another person was in need of medical assistance due to alcohol consumption and conformed to other specified requirements."

This bill provides "that it shall not be a crime for any person who experiences a drug-related overdose, as defined, who, in good faith, seeks medical assistance, or any other person who, in good faith, seeks medical assistance for the person experiencing a drug-related overdose, to be under the influence of, or to possess for personal use, a controlled substance, controlled substance analog, or drug paraphernalia, under certain circumstances related to a drug-related overdose that prompted seeking medical assistance if that person does not obstruct medical or law enforcement personnel."


You are protected from consequences in these instances.


Always call, you could save a life. 


City of Davis Article 24 - 24.01.030

In the City of Davis, the first two noise violations within one year are infractions punishable by a fine up to $100 for the first violation and $200 for the second violation (Government Code Section 36900).


Any person violating this ordinance for a third time within a one-year period will be charged with a misdemeanor and a fine up to $500.

Open Container

Davis Municipal Code 26.04

“It shall be unlawful for any person to consume any alcoholic beverage or to have in his or her possession any open container of beer, wine, or any alcoholic beverage, or intoxicating liquor on any street, sidewalk, bike path, greenbelt, alley, highway, off-street public parking lot or structure…” See Davis Municipal Code 26.04.020 or the link below for specific parks and exceptions.


If you’re under 21, the state law is a misdemeanor with 500-1000 fine for a minor in possession.



Social Host Liability

BPC 25658 and B &P 25602

Anyone who serves or provides alcohol to persons under age 21 can be held criminally liable if an underage person who was provided alcohol is killed or injured, or kills or injures another person.

In addition, the law prohibits any person from serving alcohol to anyone who is “obviously intoxicated.”



Misdemeanor. The person who gave the minor alcohol can face arrest, a $1,000-$2,500 and/or at least 6 months in jail. (BPC 25658).