Fairbanks Drug Crimes LAWYER
Experienced Defense for Drug Crimes in Alaska
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.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT DRUG SCHEDULES IN ALASKA?
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.
Considered to be the least dangerous category of drug. Marijuana is the only drug classified as schedule VIA
This type of drug is slightly more dangerous than schedule VIA substances. Steroids, codeine, and some opiates are VA drugs.
This category is comprised of many drugs including barbiturates and diazepam.
Drugs considered to be schedule IIIA include hashish, tetrahydrocannabinols, and parahexyl.
This category includes PCP, peyote, and amphetamine.
This category is home to some of the most notorious drugs available, including opiate derivatives such as heroin.
WHAT ARE THE PUNISHMENTS 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.
Speak with an Experience Fairbanks Drug Crime Defense Lawyer 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.