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Fairbanks DUI/DWI Defense Attorney

An Experienced and Dedicated Alaska Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are facing DUI charges, you need the assistance of an experienced Fairbanks criminal defense attorney. As a Fairbanks DUI defense lawyer, I fight to preserve the future of my clients and help them maintain their reputation in the community. Everyone deserves to let their side of the story to be told—I will make sure yours is heard.

DUIs are a serious offense that require the assistance of an experienced attorney. Call me today at (907) 312-1300 for a free consultation regarding your DUI/DWI charges.

DUI Charges & Penalties in Alaska

In Alaska, you will be charged with a DUI if you are pulled over with a blood-alcohol content of over 0.08 percent, or 0.04 percent for commercial drivers. Importantly, Alaska is an “implied consent” state. This means that anyone who holds an Alaska driver’s license has already agreed to have their blood or breath tested for alcohol. In Alaska, if you refuse this test, it is likely that you will be charged with the crime of ‘Refusal,’ which caries the same minimum penalties of a DUI itself, and that is in addition to the DUI.

Those who are convicted of a DUI face consequence that may change depending on if they have been convicted of DUI in the past. All DUI convictions in Alaska require the installation of an ignition interlock device (IID). These devices are installed on a vehicle and require a breath sample before allowing an engine to start. A third DUI within 10 years in Alaska may be considered a felony. A second felony may require a minimum of two years to serve.

First Offense

  • At least 72 hours in jail
  • $1500 fine
  • At least 90 days of license suspension

Second Offense

  • At least 20 days in jail
  • $3,000 fine
  • At least 1 year of license suspension

Third Offense

  • 60 to 120 days in jail
  • Fines from $4,000 - $10,000
  • At least 5 years of license suspension

Fourth Offense

  • 90 to 120 days in jail
  • Fines from $5,000 - $10,000
  • At least 5 years of license suspension

Fifth Offense

  • 240 to 360 days in jail
  • Fines from $6,000 - $10,000
  • At least 5 years of license suspension

Alaska is a zero-tolerance state when it comes to driving underage after drinking. Any individual who is under 21 and drives with any percentage of alcohol in their system will face DUI charges. In Alaska, those convicted of a DUI must have an SR22 insurance policy for 3 years after their license was revoked. The SR22 is not an insurance policy. Instead, it is an official confirmation that you are driving while insured.

Contact Spaulding Law Today for a Dedicated Fairbanks DUI Defense Attorney

I grew up in the Fairbanks area and returned to Alaska after working in Seattle as a prosecutor. My time as a prosecutor taught me that people deserve a voice—I established my law firm to be that voice. I am proud to defend my neighbors against serious DUI charges.

My firm has helped over 100 people get their charges dismissed or reduced. Serious criminal charges deserve scrutiny, and I am willing to devote the time and resources that may not be available with larger firms or public defenders.

Call Spaulding Law today at (907) 312-1300 if you are facing a Fairbanks DUI offense. I will fight for the best possible outcome for your case.

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hundreds of clients move forward

  • Single Misdemeanor Conviction
    Client Charged with Multiple Felonies Convicted of a Single Misdemeanor Following Three Week Trial
  • Single Count of Assault 3
    Indicted on Attempted Murder, Convicted of Assault 3
  • Reduced Sentencing
    Prosecution Argued for 10-year Sentence, Client Sentenced to 2.5-years
  • Murder Aquittal
    Following a two week trial, Attorney Spaulding's client was acquitted of murder.
  • Charges Dismissed
    Reckless Driving Charge Dismissed
  • Charges Dismissed
    Two Counts of Assault Dismissed
  • Charges Dismissed
    Client's Charges Dismissed After Motion to Suppress Due to a Bad Search
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    Misconduct Involving Controlled Substances Charge Dismissed
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