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Penalties

Under Alaska law, courts must impose at least the minimum sentence provided for the offense for which the person was convicted. In most instances, courts impose harsher sentences than the minimums.

Misdemeanor Penalties

The minimum mandatory sentences, as of April 2014 are as follows:

First Offense:

Minimum sentence is 3 days jail, $1,500.00 fine, 90 day license revocation, cost of imprisonment of $330.00, and Ignition Interlock Device (IID) for 6 months after regaining the privilege to drive. If prosecuted by the Municipality of Anchorage, the minimum sentence requires impound of the person's interest in the vehicle for 30 days.

Second Offense:

Minimum sentence is 20 days jail, $3,000.00 fine, 1 year license revocation, cost of imprisonment of $1,467.00, and one year IID. If prosecuted by the Municipality of Anchorage, the minimum sentence requires forfeiture of the person's interest in the vehicle.

Third Offense:

Minimum sentence is 60 days jail, $4,000.00 fine, 3 year license revocation, cost of imprisonment $1,467.00, (and forfeiture under Anchorage Municipal laws).

Fourth Offense:

Minimum sentence is 120 days jail, $5,000.00 fine, 5 year license revocation, cost of imprisonment $1,000.00, (and forfeiture under Anchorage Municipal laws).

Fifth Offense:

Minimum sentence is 240 days jail, $6,000.00 fine, 5 year license revocation, cost of imprisonment $1,000.00, (and forfeiture under Anchorage Municipal laws).

felony penalties

The punishments for felony drunk driving are substantially more severe than for misdemeanors. If convicted, the punishment will depend on the person's prior criminal history record.

Mandatory Minimum Sentence For Felony DUI

A felony dui conviction has mandatory minimum sentence requirements if there is no prior felony conviction of any sort. The mandatory minimum punishments are as follows. The maximum sentence is not limited to 1 year of jail, as is the case with misdemeanors.

  • 120 days jail,
  • $10,000.00 fine, and
  • Lifetime driver's license revocation.

More Than Two Prior Convictions

If there are more than two prior convictions, the minimum sentence escalates. If the person has prior felony convictions of any sort, the presumptive sentencing schemes apply, and the expected sentencing range is significantly higher.

Talk To An Attorney Today

Time is of the essence in drunk driving cases. By waiting, you may lose your driver's license, and either lose or severely risk losing opportunities to defend your case. To speak with an attorney today, please call Fred Slone at (907) 272-4471.

Call us today at (907) 272-4471 to speak with Attorney Slone.

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