Aggravated DUI Defense in Anchorage

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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:

  • Longer license suspension
  • Increased jail time
  • 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.

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Aggravating DUI Factors in Alaska

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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