Alaska drunk driving laws are extremely harsh in order to help
discourage this dangerous action. If you intend to drive in
Alaska, make sure you understand Alaska DWI laws. Following them could
save your life.
Alcohol and Driving
Alaska drunk driving laws are meant to keep you and other drivers
safe. Read more...
Drugs and Driving
Keep in mind that you can also be charged with an Alaska DUI if you
took drugs prior to driving. Illegal drugs are dangerous even in small
amounts, and any amount in your body can result in an Alaska DUI. Read more...
Differences Between DUI and DWI
DUI officially stands for Driving Under the Influence, while DWI
officially stands for Driving While Intoxicated. Read more...
DWI Attorney Directory
Need the services of a DWI Attorney? Find one in your area. Read more...
Alaska DUI/DWI tickets can be given whether you feel like you’re
drunk or not. In this state, if you have a BAC of 0.08% or higher,
you’re considered legally drunk. For some, a BAC of that level might
cause them to feel intoxicated, but others might feel fine at that
level. Usually, the body can metabolize about one drink per hour, but
this varies with weight, sex, amount eaten during the previous 6 hours,
kind of drink, and so forth. So, if you’ve been drinking at all, keep
in mind that you shouldn’t get behind the wheel. Read
If you’re being charged with a DWI, you should talk to an Alaska DWI
attorney. Know your rights. Sometimes, drivers are falsely accused of
drinking and driving, and even if you were driving while under the
influence, testing errors could place you at a higher level than is
fair. An Alaska DWI attorney can help you win your case or reduce your
sentencing. Read more...
As you read previously, the fines for an Alaska DUI conviction are
high, usually costing thousands of dollars. However, this is not the
only cost of a DUI. You also have to pay surcharges and court fees,
which can cost hundreds of dollars. There is an additional fee for
getting your license back if it has been suspended. Read
In Alaska, you must adhere to national laws regarding drinking and
driving. You can be charged in an Alaska DWI even if you don’t feel
drunk. Everything is tested chemically, through blood, breath, or
urine. The amount of alcohol or other controlled substance in your body
is called BAC. Read more...
Because Alaska drinking and driving is so dangerous, you’ll find
that Alaska DUI laws are fairly harsh. Read more...
In 2006 in Alaska, there were 73 traffic fatalities. Of those 73, 23
of them (31%) were alcohol related and 20 of them (27%) were due to
drivers with a BAC over the legal limit. Read more...
Alaska has an implied consent law for chemical tests and drunk
driving. If you get behind the wheel, you are agreeing to take a
chemical alcohol test. Read more...
If you are pulled over of drinking any driving, the arresting
officer will administer field sobriety tests. These tests include
walking in a straight line and standing on one foot. They can’t prove
that you are drunk, but if you fail these tests, the officer can ask
you to submit a chemical test. Read more...
Alaska Defensive Driving/Traffic School
In most cases, an Alaska defensive driving course cannot dismiss an
Alaska DUI or DWI ticket. However, it can help you to reduce the number
of points on your license. If you get too many points on your license,
you’ll face suspensions and fines. By taking an Alaska defensive
driving course, you can knock two points from your total every year. Read more...