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Defending Against Drug Crime Charges in Alaska & Washington State

Being accused of a drug crime in Fairbanks is accompanied by more than just jail time and fines. Those who are accused of a drug crime face a loss of reputation in their community. As a result, those that are charged with drug crimes must enlist the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. As a Fairbanks drug crimes defense lawyer, I am ideally equipped to help you get your charges dropped, acquitted, or reduced.

For more than a decade, my firm has provided hundreds of people with the criminal defense they needed. My firm has helped hundreds of people avoid jail time, pay low or no fines, and keep their records clean. As a former prosecutor, I know what will make or break your case—giving me the ability to challenge the state’s case at every stage of litigation.

If you are facing Fairbanks drug crime charges, call me today at (907) 312-1300 for a free consultation for your case.

Alaska Drug Schedules

Like many states, Alaska has its own unique set of statutes that regulate drugs. Alaska divides drugs, or controlled dangerous substances, into 6 categories referred to as “schedules.” These schedules are split according to how dangerous they are.

Schedule VIA

Considered to be the least dangerous category of drug. Marijuana is the only drug classified as schedule VIA

Schedule VA

This type of drug is slightly more dangerous than schedule VIA substances. Steroids, codeine, and some opiates are VA drugs.

Schedule IVA

This category is comprised of many drugs including barbiturates and diazepam.

Schedule IIIA

Drugs considered to be schedule IIIA include hashish, tetrahydrocannabinols, and parahexyl.

Schedule IIA

This category includes PCP, peyote, and amphetamine.

Schedule IA

This category is home to some of the most notorious drugs available, including opiate derivatives such as heroin.

What are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Alaska?

Alaska law categorizes drug charges in a series of 5 degrees, with the smallest numbers designating the most serious crimes. Depending on the amount of a drug possessed and its schedule, charges range from serious felonies to misdemeanors.

Punishments for Alaska drug crimes include:

  • Jail or prison time of up to 10 years
  • Fines of as no more than $100,000

Those who are repeat offenders may face harsher punishments for multiple drug crime convictions.

Contact Our Fairbanks Drug Crime Defense Attorney Today

As a criminal defense attorney, I am dedicated to giving those accused of a drug crime a fair chance at explaining their side of events. When I opened my firm in 2007, I did so knowing that the people of Alaska deserve a quality law firm that has their best interests in mind.

I will challenge every aspect of the charges you are facing while helping you face the hardships that come with serious accusations. Ultimately, my goal is to have your charges reduced or dismissed outright. I guarantee that your case will have my full attention and I will be your advocate inside and outside of the courtroom.

My firm is always available for my clients, and I am never too busy to explain every step of the process to them—something large law firms and public defenders do not offer. Call me to find out how I can build the best possible defense against your drug crime charges.

Call our Fairbanks drug crime lawyer at (907) 312-1300 for a free consultation. I will listen to your case and advise you on your next steps.

We've Helped
hundreds of clients move forward

  • Single Misdemeanor Conviction
    Client Charged with Multiple Felonies Convicted of a Single Misdemeanor Following Three Week Trial
  • Single Count of Assault 3
    Indicted on Attempted Murder, Convicted of Assault 3
  • Reduced Sentencing
    Prosecution Argued for 10-year Sentence, Client Sentenced to 2.5-years
  • Murder Aquittal
    Following a two week trial, Attorney Spaulding's client was acquitted of murder.
  • Charges Dismissed
    Reckless Driving Charge Dismissed
  • Charges Dismissed
    Two Counts of Assault Dismissed
  • Charges Dismissed
    Client's Charges Dismissed After Motion to Suppress Due to a Bad Search
  • Charge Dismissed
    Misconduct Involving Controlled Substances Charge Dismissed

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