Alaska Traffic Violations
Alaska's snowy weather can make road conditions bad. You can get a traffic ticket for unsafe driving even if you stay below the speed limit. An Alaska traffic violation lawyer can help you decide what to do if you get a traffic ticket.
Types of Moving Traffic Violations in Alaska
There are four basic types of moving traffic violations:
- Negligent driving
- Reckless driving
- Racing on highway
Alaska also does not allow texting while driving.
Speeding, negligent driving and racing on the highway are not considered criminal offenses. Reckless driving and texting while driving are.
Penalties for Non-criminal Offenses
Penalties may include:
- Points on your driving record
- A fine
- Traffic school
Points for speeding start at two and go up. Reckless driving and racing on the highway will each get you 10 points. A judge can send you to traffic school if you get too many points. You can also lose your license.
The fine for non-criminal traffic violations is up to $300.
Penalties for Criminal Offenses
Penalties for reckless driving and texting while driving are worse.
Penalties for reckless driving include up to a $1,000 fine and a year in prison. You can lose your license for 30 days for a first offense, a year for a second offense, and three years for three offenses within 10 years.
Additionally, penalties for texting while driving include up to a $10,000 fine and a year in prison. If someone is injured or killed, it is a felony and the penalties are higher.
Traffic violations out of state may also affect your Alaska driving record.
Locate a Local Alaska Traffic Violation Lawyer Today
A traffic violations attorney will help you decide what to do if you get a traffic ticket. Stay calm while talking to police. Collect information including road conditions to give to your attorney. The lawyer may help fight the ticket, get your ticket dismissed, or get your penalty reduced. Call now to speak with a traffic ticket attorney in Alaska at 877-913-7222.