Alaska has some of the harshest criminal penalties in the nation for committing a DUI offense. The following are minimum sentences for some of the offenses, and the minimums apply onlyif you have a low BAC and no other aggravating factors, such as an accident or harm to people or property:

[Note: If you are convicted of DUI or Refusal at any level, you will be denied entry into Canada for a period of five years.]

 

1st offense:

Three days in jail mandatory, plus suspended jail time

$1500 fine, plus suspended fine

$330 cost of imprisonment

alcohol screening and evaluation (usually a couple of hundred dollars)

surcharges of about $125

90-day mandatory loss of license and five years of SR22 insurance upon restoration of driving privileges

CDL loss for one year

ignition interlock device for six months

license restoration costs

informal probation for a year or two

 

2nd offense:

20 days in jail (14 with automatic good time), plus suspended jail time

$3000 fine, plus suspended fine

one year loss of license

$1467 cost of imprisonment

one year loss of regular license

lifetime revocation of CDL

longer probation

 

3rd offense within 10 years:

THIS IS A FELONY OFFENSE. IF CONVICTED, YOU WILL BE A CONVICTED FELON FOR LIFE

mandatory minimum of 4 months in prison, plus significant suspended time (usually a year and a half)

$10,000 fine, with none suspended

lifetime loss of license

felony probation for 2 to 5 years, with a Department of Corrections probation officer monitoring you, along with strict conditions of probation