The different focuses of the DUI 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 regarding an administrative license revocation you may contact the Anchorage Driver Services Office by calling (907) 269-3770 or by emailing doa.dmv.ads@ALASKA.GOV . If you have questions regarding what is required to reinstate your driving privileges contact the Juneau Driver Services Office staff by calling (907) 465-4361 + Option #2 or emailing doa.dmv.jds@ALASKA.GOV