Anchorage Underage DUI Lawyer
Helping Alaskans Arrested for Minor Consuming While Operating
If you have been arrested for a DUI and you are under the drinking age of 21, it is imperative to obtain legal services from an experienced and reliable lawyer. In Alaska, this crime is known as “minor consuming while operating” and carries potentially lifelong consequences for a conviction. Not only are you facing imprisonment and expensive fines, but a mark on your criminal record may cause substantial damage to your reputation, making it difficult to register for college, apply for a job and even purchase a car.
Penalties for Minor Consuming While Operating Convictions
Alaska is considered a zero-tolerance state, meaning that if a driver under the age of 21 has a blood alcohol content (BAC) above 0.00%, he or she can be arrested for driving under the influence.
If convicted for a first time DUI in Alaska, you are subject to have your license suspended for 90 days, serve a minimum of 72 hours in jail, and pay a fine of up to $1,500. If convicted for a second DUI within 10 years, you are subject to have your license suspended for one year, serve a minimum jail sentence of 20 days and pay a fine of up to $3,000.
Along with a DUI conviction, underage drunk drivers may be charged with the following:
- Child endangerment
- Distributing alcohol to a minor
- Minor in possession
- Moving and vehicle maintenance violations
- Possession of false identification (if a fake ID was used to purchase alcohol)
Let Us Fight for Your Rights!
At Denali Law Group, our Anchorage underage DUI lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation into your case and gather the necessary evidence to provide you with a solid and aggressive defense. We have a broad legal background to help devise a comprehensive case strategy that puts your unique goals at the center of every matter and empowers you to make decisions that will protect your future and your freedom. With more than 75 years of combined experience, we can provide the legal help you need to get these charges either reduced or dismissed.
Contact our firm to schedule your consultation today.