DUI & Child Endangerment in Alaska
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Child endangerment is taken very seriously in Alaska, especially when DUI is present as well. If you have been charged with DUI and child endangerment it’s important to understand that your charges are very serious – even if this is your first DUI charge, you could be facing a felony. Protect yourself from aggressive prosecution and steep penalties by hiring a trusted defense firm. At Denali Law Group, our criminal defense attorneys bring more than 75 years of collective experience to your case and fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf! We serve clients throughout Anchorage and Wasilla.
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Definition of a Minor in Child Endangerment Cases
An individual “commits the crime of endangering the welfare of a minor in the first degree if the person transports a child in a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft while impaired,” according to AK ST Sec. 11.51.100. In these scenarios, a minor is considered to be under the age of 16.
Penalties for DUI with Child Endangerment
DUI penalties will largely depend on whether or not the individual has had a previous (or several previous) convictions in the prior 15 years. These are not the only penalties that a convicted individual will face, however. Further consequences may include higher insurance rates, strained personal and professional relationships, and more.
The minimum penalties for a felony DUI conviction include:
- Jail Time: 120 days
- Fines: $10,000
- Driver’s License Revocation: Lifetime
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