You should know that according to Alaska DUI laws, your arrest will trigger two separate cases – a criminal case and an administrative case.
Your criminal case could result in serious punishments like going to jail and paying huge fines. You may also be required to attend alcohol education classes, and to install an ignition interlock system in your vehicle. An Alaska DUI attorney will be able to fight your criminal charges and could get you a much better outcome in your case. This is why it is so important after an Alaska DUI arrest, to reach out to one of our knowledgeable drunk driving lawyers right away.
Your criminal case can be prosecuted on one of two theories: either violation of Alaska’s "per se" law by driving with a blood or breath alcohol content of .08% or higher, or by driving while impaired. Impairment, for purposes of Alaska DUI laws, can be proved by driving patterns, field sobriety test performance, and chemical test results. A skilled DUI defense lawyer will know how to deal with each type of evidence in an Alaska drunk driving case. Thankfully, someone accused of drunk driving in Alaska has the right to a trial to defend him or herself in a court of law. If you need help with your DUI charges, contact a skilled attorney right away.
You are also facing a case against the DMV after your Alaska DUI arrest. YOU ONLY HAVE 7 DAYS TO REQUEST A HEARING WITH THE DMV AFTER YOUR ARREST TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON’T LOSE YOUR LICENSE! If you are unsure how to make this request, you must contact a local DUI attorney. Our lawyers can help you fight to save your license after your drunk driving arrest. Whether you submitted to a breath test or not, you could lose your license. If your BAC was above .08% or you refused to take the breath test, you are at risk of losing your license. The only way to possibly avoid this administrative revocation is to contest the revocation by requesting an Administrative Review/Hearing within seven (7) days of your arrest. Even if you win the criminal case, you can still lose the administrative case so consult with a lawyer to discuss your options.