If you’ve been charged with DUI, you may be wondering whether it’s really worth it to fight your charges. What’s the worst that can happen? If you’ve been wrongfully accused, won’t the truth come out in the end? Unfortunately, the justice system is not without fault and many people’s lives have been changed for the worse as a result of DUI charges.
Penalties for a DUI in Alaska
DUI penalties increase in severity according to how many times you have been charged and convicted of a DUI. It is important to fight each and every charge to keep your record clean.
Take a look at the difference between being arrested for your first and fourth DUI:
- First-Time DUI Penalties: Minimum jail sentence of 72 hours, fines up to $1,500, license suspension for a minimum of 90 days, mandatory ignition interlock device installment.
- Fourth-Time DUI Penalties: If committed within 10 years of the third offense, this is considered a Class C felony and punishable by a minimum jail sentence of 240 days, a minimum fine of $10,000, and lifetime revocation of your driver’s license.
Whether you have been arrested one time or multiple times for DUI, you need to seriously consider the cost of not hiring an attorney. In addition to these jail times and fines, you could be faced with other hardships such as not being able to find a job, experiencing strained relationships, and other miscellaneous fees associated with a DUI conviction.
Trust an Experienced Anchorage DUI Attorney from Denali Law Group!
If you have been charged with a DUI, don’t let any time go by. The prosecution will be mounting a case against you and you need a skilled team on your side to uphold your rights and defend your future. Fight your DUI charge with a legal team that shares more than 75 years of experience!
Contact Denali Law Group today for more information about your case.