First Time DUI Attorney in Alaska
Let Our Anchorage DUI Lawyer Protect Your Rights
Being arrested for a
DUI can be a frightening experience, especially if it’s your first time.
Typically, DUI clients who are first-time offenders have never previously faced
criminal charges, giving law enforcement the advantage of exploiting an individual who
is unaware of his rights. That’s why it’s imperative to remain
silent, despite your anxiousness to resolve the matter upon your arrest.
The two ways which an individual may be arrested and charged with a DUI
- Displaying signs of intoxication upon arrest
- Operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08% or over
First Offense DUI Penalties
If a first time DUI offense did not result in an accident where another
individual is severely injured or killed, then it is categorized as a
misdemeanor. If a person has not been convicted of a DUI within the past
15 years, then it is considered a first offense.
First time DUI offense penalties are the following:
- Minimum jail sentence of 72 hours
- Fines of up to $1,500
- License suspension for a minimum 90 days
- Mandatory installation of ignition interlock device
As long as you didn’t refuse a breath test, you are eligible to apply
for a limited license after the first 30 days of the revocation period
have transpired. Prior to the DMV granting you a limited license or reinstate
your license after your revocation period has ended, you must pay the
various license reinstatement fees and adhere to the license reinstatement
process as outlined by the Alaska DMV.
Let Our Anchorage DUI Lawyers Fight For You
Not only will a DUI result in jail time and expensive fines, but a permanent
mark on your criminal record. This can make registering for college, getting
a job, or purchasing a home extremely difficult. With
over 75 years of collective experience, our Anchorage DUI defense attorneys at
Denali Law Group can provide the high-quality legal representation necessary to put this
simple mistake behind you for good.
Contact our Anchorage DUI defense attorneys to make an appointment for a case evaluation today!