If you have been arrested for a
DUI or OWI in Alaska, not all hope is lost. There is still a possibility to
either get your charges reduced or your case dismissed entirely. It is
important to be aware of the mistakes that could have an adverse impact
on your case.
The following are the most common mistakes which could jeopardize your
pending DUI case:
Make incriminating statements. After you have been arrested, you can’t argue your way out of it.
Trying to explain your side of the story can result in providing police
with more evidence to use against you. You can always exercise your right
to remain silent.
Fail to reinstate your driving privileges. Without a reliable means of transportation to get to work, school, or help
you perform day-to-day activities, it can make your life quite difficult.
In order to reinstate your driver’s license, you need to satisfy
the requirements of your suspension, such as completing an alcohol education
program or having an ignition interlock device installed.
Plead guilty. Those who get arrested often believe that there is no way they can win
their case, especially if they had failed the breath or blood test. Fortunately,
there is a possibility that your test results may be inadmissible in court
if the arresting officer did not perform it in the correct way or failed
to have the testing device calibrated properly.
Fail to hire an attorney. Having an experienced DUI lawyer on your side can help you avoid making
all of the mistakes above and ensure that you obtain the most favorable
If you were recently arrested for a DUI in Alaska,
contact our Anchorage criminal defense lawyer at
Denali Law Group and
discuss your legal options today.