As an individual under the age of 21, the first thing you should know about
Alaska is that it is a zero-tolerance state. What does this mean? Well,
let’s say you’re caught driving with a blood alcohol content
(BAC) of anything above 0.00%. You can immediately be arrested and will
face charges. Are you drunk? No. Were you posing a threat to others on
the road? Maybe not. Nonetheless, the law provides no exceptions to underage
drivers found with any alcohol in their system.
Penalties for underage drinking and driving can be crippling. You are held
to the same standards as any individual who is charged with a DUI.
The penalties for a first-time DUI include the following:
- License suspension
- Minimum 72 hours in jail
- Maximum fine of $1,500
If you are convicted of a second or subsequent DUI within a period of 10
years, your penalties immediately increase.
If you are convicted, your penalties could reach far beyond your immediate
suspensions, fines, jail time, etc… In fact, your conviction could
seriously impact your future.
With a record, you might be passed over in the following:
- Employment Opportunities
- College Admissions
- Volunteer Programs
In addition, you may even find it difficult to buy a car or lease an apartment
or house. With the possibility of these consequences present, you need
to begin your defense as soon as possible.
Arrested? Call an Anchorage DUI Attorney for Defense.
Denali Law Group, our firm is made up of
former prosecutors with more than 75 years of experience. As such, we are able to provide
invaluable legal counsel and guidance during this time. To learn more
about your options, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our firm.
Contact Denali Law Group today.