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Below please find the law for underage consumption of alcohol in Alaska. As you will read, each time you are convicted for underage consumption, the penalties increase.
If your probation is violated, you have a chance of going to jail for failing to comply with the court's orders. Obviously, each time you are convicted and violate probation, the chances of going to jail increase.
It is recommended that you seek the assistance of an attorney. An attorney may be able to assit you if you are violated. If you can't afford an attorney, you can ask for a public defender. You and/or your attorney may be able to work with your probation officer to come up with a reasonable recommendation to the judge if you plead or are found guilty of a violation.
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You're in luck. You are not eligible to be sentenced as a 3rd time offender until you have been convicted as a 2nd time offender. You are not "convicted" until you have been sentenced. Therefore, you are facing sentences as a 2nd offender two times. You should try to combine both cases and have sentencing in August for both. You will not be facing jail time (If jail time is a possibility you would get a public defender). No jail for minor consuming anymore (at least for the first 2 times)
By the way, you're lucky Judge Gucker isn't still around. He was very tough on these in Ketchikan back when I was done there in the early 90's. You should be able to get concurrent sentences as a 2nd time offender. Ask for it. Tell the judge about the alcohol class. And Good Luck!
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