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Contact me to fight for a fair outcome. Call my law firm at 907-258-3800 or toll free at 877-215-3800, or email me at to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced defense attorney today.


DUI/OUI Defense Attorney

Fighting To Minimize DUI Penalties

Alaska’s complex and rigid criminal justice system applies harsh penalties for driving under the influence (DUI). I am attorney James A. Farr, and I can protect your rights and provide you with a strong defense if you were arrested for drunk driving, whether you are facing a misdemeanor or felony charge. I am a former Alaska state Magistrate with more than 25 years of criminal law experience in Alaska. I can tell you exactly what your charge means, and will fight to minimize the impact it will have on your life.

Drunk/Impaired Driving Defense Lawyer Serving Anchorage, The Mat-Su Valley, Seward, Dutch Harbor, Kotzebue, and the Bush

Misdemeanor DUIs can quickly be enhanced to felony charges, depending on the circumstances of the case. For example, repeat DUI offenders may face felony DUI charges. Or, if the charge involved an accident and injury, a misdemeanor will be enhanced to a felony. To learn more about DUI laws in Alaska and how they apply to your specific situation, contact my firm as soon as possible.

You may be facing a wide range of penalties, including:

  • Loss of your driver’s license
  • A jail sentence
  • Substantial fines
  • A permanent criminal record
  • Increased auto insurance premiums

With my help, you may be able to avoid or reduce these consequences. I stay in frequent communication with my clients, making sure they know the status of their cases, and I  fight for the best possible results for my clients at all times.

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Alaska Criminal Defense Attorney

Experience Makes A Difference

With more than 25 years of experience in criminal law, I am an attorney who is deeply familiar with Alaska’s criminal justice system. Whether this is the first time you have found yourself dealing with the legal system or you have been charged with a crime in the past, my job is to work toward the most favorable outcome for you and your family.

Alaska Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Anchorage, Palmer, Wasilla and the Bush: DUI/OUI, Felonies & Misdemeanors, Traffic Offenses, And More

Contact me for trusted advice and a strong defense, if you or someone you care about is facing criminal charges in Anchorage, Palmer, Wasilla, Seward, Dutch Harbor, the Bush, or elsewhere in Alaska. I have extensive experience representing clients in the following matters:

Assault – felony or misdemeanor Minor consuming alcohol
Commercial fishing violation Minor driving after alcohol
Contributing to the delinquency of a minor Misconduct involving weapons, including felony
Criminal trespass Misuse of vehicle registration
Domestic violence assault Negligent driving
Driving while license revoked or suspended Operating under influence (boat)
Driving without insurance Petition to revoke probation
Driving Under the Influence (DUI/OUI) charges – misdemeanor or felony Reckless driving – misdemeanor
Eluding police Refusal to submit to chemical test
False information – misdemeanor Resist/interfere with officer
False use of vehicle registration Resisting arrest
Forgery – first degree or second degree Shoplifting
Fugitive from justice Solicitation of prostitute
Illegal herding or taking of game Theft – misdemeanor or felony
Illegal use of phone Traffic Tickets
Leaving the scene of an accident Trespass in the second degree
Malicious destruction of property  


When you are facing possible penalties such as fines, the loss of your driver’s license, incarceration, and a criminal record, you need a lawyer who understands how the charge will be dealt with in your local court system.

As your lawyer, I will make sure you receive your day in court, and will help the judge see you as a person, not just another case file to be processed.

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Alaska’s Premier Traffic Ticket Attorney

I am known as “Alaska’s premier traffic ticket lawyer”. I help people who have received tickets for speeding, racing, red light violations, reckless driving, negligent driving and all other traffic violations. I not only offer the experience and familiarity with Alaska’s legal system that you need, but also the individual attention and high-quality service you deserve.

No matter your age, gender, ethnic background or career, the law spares no one when it comes to traffic tickets. If you have received a ticket, it is important to know that you may have options other than paying it and accepting a mark on your driving record and the increased insurance rates that come with it.

Speeding Ticket And Reckless Driving Defense Attorney Serving Anchorage, Palmer, Seward, Wasilla And Throughout Alaska

I represent all kinds of drivers, including adults, juveniles, cab/taxi drivers, delivery drivers and commercial drivers. I have represented countless clients dealing with traffic tickets and driving-related criminal charges, including:

Racing Wrong way on one-way street
Speeding Improper passing
Reckless driving (criminal charge) Leaving the scene of an accident
Negligent driving Unsafe backing (with an accident)
Careless driving Due care to avoid collision
Red light violations Fail to stop for school bus arm
Fail to yield Following too closely
Fail to obey stop sign No valid operator’s license
Fail to turn after signaling Fail to exhibit license upon demand
Fail to signal a turn Driving in violation of a provisional license
Improper turn Fail to carry proof of insurance
Right turn where prohibited Expired vehicle registration
Improper/unsafe lane change Texting while driving

To learn about how to contest your traffic ticket and for advice from a highly experienced Anchorage traffic ticket attorney, contact my law firm.

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Contact Us:

Phone: 907-258-3800
Toll Free: 877-215-3800


Office Location Address:

James A. Farr, Attorney

310 K Street, Suite 200

Anchorage, AK 99501



Mailing Address

PO Box 201839
Anchorage, AK 99520-1839


Email Address


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 Some of our favorite Alaska photos. We hope you enjoy the great people, tremendous natural beauty, and raw power of the elements in this wonderful state as much as we do !!

Bristol Bay, Summer 1981, Bering Sea Crabber tendering salmon
Bristol Bay, Summer 1981, Bering Sea Crabber tendering salmon
Salmon drying on racks, Front Street, Kotzebue, Alaska mid-late 1980s
Salmon drying on racks, Front Street, Kotzebue, Alaska mid-late 1980s
Summer sunset, Kotzebue, Alaska mid to late 1980S
Summer sunset, Kotzebue, Alaska mid to late 1980S
Bristol Bay, Summer 1981 - 32 ft Bristol Bay gillnet salmon boats rafted together waiting for the season to open
Bristol Bay, Summer 1981 – 32 ft Bristol Bay gillnet salmon boats rafted together waiting for the season to open
Winter Storm, Seismic Camp on the frozen Beaufort Sea ice, 1982-1983
Winter Storm, Seismic Camp on the frozen Beaufort Sea ice, 1982-1983
Wrangell Mountains from Alaska Highway Summer 1980
Wrangell Mountains from Alaska Highway Summer 1980