The Alaska State Fair ran from August 22 to Sept. 3 this year. Many who attended this year's event won't remember eating their first elephant ear, taking a ride on the Ferris wheel or catching their favorite singer on stage though. They'll instead remember being arrested for driving under the influence.
While many in Anchorage speak Spanish, Mandarin, German or Arabic or some other language in addition to English, few are fluent in the sometimes confusing legalese. The dictionary defines legalese as “the formal and technical language of legal documents that is often hard to understand.”
A DUI charge and conviction can leave individuals facing several penalties, both legal and personal. Even the first offense could lead to criminal charges, jail time and serious fines. On top of that, the local government could suspend or revoke their driving privileges.