Alaska Statutes Title 28. Motor Vehicles § 28.15.291. Driving while license canceled, suspended, revoked, or in violation of a limitation




(a) A person is guilty of a class A misdemeanor if the person

(1) drives a motor vehicle on a highway or vehicular way or area at a time when that person's driver's license, privilege to drive, or privilege to obtain a license has been canceled, suspended, or revoked in this or another jurisdiction;  or

(2) drives in violation of a limitation placed upon that person's license or privilege to drive in this or another jurisdiction.

(b) Upon conviction under (a) of this section, the court

(1) shall impose a minimum sentence of imprisonment

(A) if the person has not been previously convicted, of not less than 10 days with 10 days suspended, including a mandatory condition of probation that the defendant complete not less than 80 hours of community work service;

(B) if the person has been previously convicted, of not less than 10 days;

(C) if the person's driver's license, privilege to drive, or privilege to obtain a license was revoked under circumstances described in AS 28.15.181(c)(1), if the person was driving in violation of a limited license issued under AS 28.15.201(d) following that revocation, or if the person was driving in violation of an ignition interlock device requirement following that revocation, of not less than 20 days with 10 days suspended, and a fine of not less than $500, including a mandatory condition of probation that the defendant complete not less than 80 hours of community work service;

(D) if the person's driver's license, privilege to drive, or privilege to obtain a license was revoked under circumstances described in AS 28.15.181(c)(2), (3), or (4), if the person was driving in violation of a limited license issued under AS 28.15.201(d) following that revocation, or if the person was driving in violation of an ignition interlock device requirement following that revocation, of not less than 30 days and a fine of not less than $1,000;

(2) may impose additional conditions of probation;

(3) may not

(A) suspend execution of sentence or grant probation except on condition that the person serve a minimum term of imprisonment and perform required community work service as provided in (1) of this subsection;

(B) suspend imposition of sentence;

(4) shall revoke the person's license, privilege to drive, or privilege to obtain a license, and the person may not be issued a new license or a limited license nor may the privilege to drive or obtain a license be restored for an additional period of not less than 90 days after the date that the person would have been entitled to restoration of driving privileges;  and

(5) may order that the motor vehicle that was used in commission of the offense be forfeited under AS 28.35.036.

(c) It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution under (a) of this section that the person's license was suspended under AS 28.22.041 and the person provides proof of liability insurance meeting the requirements of AS 28.22 and proof that the insurance was in effect at the time of the accident that led to the suspension.

(d) In this section, “previously convicted” means having been convicted in this or another jurisdiction, within 10 years preceding the date of the present offense, of a violation of this section, of AS 28.33.150, or another law or ordinance with substantially similar elements.


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