The different focuses of theDUI laws are the reason a license may be revoked administratively when a criminal charge has been dropped.
The court action is a legal proceeding that takes place because a person has violated a criminal law. It is handled by a state or municipal attorney, depending upon the jurisdiction in which the incident took place. The attorney can consider many issues in deciding how to proceed with a particular case.
The administrative license revocation law and hearing process are geared around the issues of driver behavior and road safety. The hearing officers are limited by law to consideration of only certain issues at these hearings. The issues are whether the:
This is the reason that the license revocation is not always tied to the court proceeding. If you have specific questions about the reinstatement process, you may contact the Anchorage Driver Licensing staff at the Anchorage Benson Boulevard DMV office for assistance. They can be reached at 269-3770 or by sending a message to DOA.DMV.ADL@Alaska.gov.