Misdemeanor vs Felony Criminal Penalties in Alaska

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Misdemeanor vs. Felony DUI Penalties in Alaska 

According to the driving laws of Alaska, a crime related to drunk driving can be classified as a felony or misdemeanor. Nothing is more painful and devastating than seeing your family member in pain. Going through all this alone is challenging. If you are arrested for a crime whether you have committed it or not you need the best criminal defense attorney who will fight for you. 

If you or your loved one is arrested for committing a felony or misdemeanor DUI crime, and you do not know how to act in such a case. One mistake can ruin your future. You cannot take such a huge risk with your or your loved one's life. Therefore, you need someone to stand for your rights and defend you or your loved one.  Do not worry we are here to help you. At TrialGuy, we completely understand your situation and are there to listen to you and help you.

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It's rarely a good idea to represent yourself in a criminal related case, especially when prison is a possibility in case you lose. In a few situations, however, it may make sense to be your own lawyer. Contact us at 907-262-9164, our experienced attorney, Eric Derleth in Anchorage, Alaska, Soldotna, Denali, Kenai today, to learn more about how we can help you.

Summary of DUI (Driving Under Influence) penalties in Alaska: Misdemeanor vs Felony

  1. Misdemeanor
  1. Punishment for getting convicted with 1st DUI offense in Alaska or Class A misdemeanor-
  • You have to pay a fine of a minimum of $15,00.
  • You have to face a minimum sentence of 72 hours.
  • Your driving license will be canceled for 90 days.
  • After your driving license gets restored, twelve months ignition interlock limitation will be imposed.
  • Regular drug and alcohol evaluation
  • Regular attendance at drug and alcohol treatment program
  • Cannot purchase any alcohol unless the court approves. 
  1. Punishment for getting convicted with 2nd DUI offense in Alaska or Class A misdemeanor-
  • Minimum fine of $3,000.
  • Compulsory imprisonment of 20 hours.
  • Your driving license will be canceled for 1 year.
  • Regular drug and alcohol evaluation
  • Regular attendance at drug and alcohol treatment program
  • Cannot purchase any alcohol unless the court approves. 
  • Twenty-four months of ignition interlock restriction.
  1. Punishment for getting convicted with 3rd DUI offense in Alaska or Class A misdemeanor- (if the crime has happened 10 years back)
  • Minimum fine of $4,000.
  • Compulsory imprisonment of 60 days.
  • Your driving license will be canceled for 3 years.
  • Regular drug and alcohol evaluation
  • Regular attendance at drug and alcohol treatment program
  • Cannot purchase any alcohol unless the court approves. 
  • Thirty-six months of ignition interlock restriction.
  1. Punishment for getting convicted with 4th DUI offense in Alaska or Class A misdemeanor- (if the crime has happened 10 years back)
  • Minimum fine of $5,000.
  • Compulsory imprisonment of 120 days.
  • Your driving license will be canceled for 5 years.
  • Regular drug and alcohol evaluation
  • Regular attendance at drug and alcohol treatment program
  • Cannot purchase any alcohol unless the court approves. 
  • Thirty-six months of ignition interlock restriction.
  1. Felony
  1. Punishment for getting convicted with 3rd DUI offense in Alaska or Class C Felony- (if the crime has happened in the preceding 10 years)
  • Minimum fine of $10,000.
  • Compulsory imprisonment of 120 days.
  • Your driving license will be canceled permanently, however one can apply again after 10 years if all the conditions are fulfilled.
  • Regular drug and alcohol evaluation
  • Regular attendance at drug and alcohol treatment program
  • Cannot purchase any alcohol unless the court approves. 
  • Thirty-six months of ignition interlock restriction.
  • Your vehicle will be seized or taken
  1. Punishment for getting convicted with 4th DUI offense in Alaska or Class C Felony- (if the crime has happened in the preceding 10 years)
  • Minimum fine of $10,000.
  • Compulsory imprisonment of 240 days.
  • Your driving license will be canceled permanently, however one can apply again after 10 years if all the conditions are fulfilled.
  • Regular drug and alcohol evaluation
  • Regular attendance at drug and alcohol treatment program
  • Cannot purchase any alcohol unless the court approves. 
  • Thirty-six months of ignition interlock restriction.
  • Your vehicle will be seized or taken

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Now that you have gotten an idea that a committing felony or misdemeanor crime is severe and holds a punishment upon conviction, you should contact an experienced attorney to prepare for your defense and make your punishments less severe or reduce your jail time. All these factors can make legal tasks difficult. That is why it is essential to obtain the services of an experienced attorney who will unfold the legal complications and make recovery easy.

Our experienced attorney Eric Derleth will not let any of you suffer for the punishment you do not deserve. He will use his expertise and resources to provide the best-dedicated service to you, all suffering endlessly. You can reach out to us at 907-262-9164 to connect with a skilled felony or misdemeanor criminal attorney in Alaska, Attorney Eric Derleth, serving Anchorage, Soldotna, Kenai, and the Palmer/Wasilla areas of Alaska.

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With Alaska in his blood, for 25 years, the "Trial Guy," Eric Derleth has helped the people in Anchorage, Kenai, and Palmer / Wasilla areas as a personal injury and criminal lawyer. Born and raised in Soldotna, Eric truly understands Alaska’s laws, the people, and the true nature of Alaska. The Trial Guy was raised in a log cabin in Alaska with a belief in America, and a belief in strong individual liberty guaranteed by our Constitution and was raised to fight for the rights of all of Alaska. Eric has expanded his criminal defense and auto accident injury lawyers practice near you, with offices in Anchorage and Soldotna. LEARN MORE ABOUT ERIC

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