Aggravated DUI Defense in Anchorage
Over 75 Years' Combined Legal Experience
Many people do not realize there are two levels of DUIs, a normal
DUI and an aggravated DUI. Typical DUIs have severe consequences, but should
your DUI include aggravating circumstances; police could charge you with
aggravated DUI. An aggravated DUI charge could mean a longer license suspension,
increased jail time or higher fines.
If you have been charged with aggravated DUI, it is in your best interests to
retain a highly experienced Anchorage DUI attorney to protect your rights and your future.
Why Choose Us?
- 75+ Years of Combined Experience
- Unique Perspectives as former Prosecutors
- Custom Legal Solutions to Fit Your Goals
- We Thoroughly Prepare for Each Case
Aggravating DUI Factors
Our Anchorage DUI attorney discusses some situations that could lead to
an aggravated DUI charge.
Excessive Speed – If in addition to driving while under the influence, police also
noticed you were driving over the speed limit, you may be accused of aggravated
DUI. Police are more likely to charge you with excessive speeding if you
were going well over the speed limit. For example, if you were speeding
25 miles over the posted speed limit you could be charged with excessive speed.
Suspended and Revoked License – If you are pulled over for a DUI and your license was suspended
or revoked, police could charge you with aggravated DUI. Police charge
drivers arrested for DUI on suspended licenses with aggravated DUI because
driving with a suspended license shows a blatant disregard for the law.
Minor Children Present – If there are minors present in the vehicle at the time of the DUI, depending
on the age of the minor, this could also be considered an aggravated factor.
Some courts will even increase the penalties for DUI if the event took
place near a school or zone.
Extremely High BAC— The legal limit in Alaska for BAC is .08%. If BAC tests result in levels
way above the legal limit, prosecutors could charge you with an aggravated
DUI. This happens when your blood alcohol levels are two or more times
the legal limit.
Multiple DUIs – Authorities hope that once you have paid the penalty for committing
a crime, citizens will not commit the same crime again. This is why the
law hands down more severe penalties for those with previous DUI convictions.
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Were you recently arrested for DUI? Contact our Anchorage DUI lawyer to
ensure your rights are protecting during this trying time. Our legal team
is dedicated to providing top tier legal services to every client we take on.
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