Anchorage Drug Crimes Lawyer
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Are you facing charges or are under investigation for a drug crime? You
should not waste any time before you retain the services of an Anchorage
criminal defense attorney to represent you. Any type of drug offense,
regardless of the amount involved and the type of drug, can lead to very
serious penalties for the accused.
Depending on the exact circumstance, you could be looking at significant
time in prison on top of any fines and fees. At Denali Law Group, our
drug offense lawyers and team are dedicated to gathering the necessary
details in order to build a strong defense strategy on your behalf.
Don’t take chances with your future;
contact Denali Law Group today!
Understanding Drug Crimes in Alaska
Drug charges which involve distribution, trafficking, or cultivation are
typically considered more significant crimes than simply possessing a
small amount. At our firm, we are highly familiar with all of the different
laws and regulations relating to drug crimes and can
use our knowledge to your advantage should you choose to hire us.
In order to be as effective as possible, we take the time to recover evidence
and use it to fight the charges you are facing. You deserve to have skilled
and experienced representation on your side. We have
more than 75 years of combined experience to serve you with and dedicate ourselves to your success.
The types of drug offenses we take on involving controlled substances or
illegal drugs include:
Marijuana Laws in Alaska
While some are incredibly strict and control marijuana with laws similar
to that of major opiates, others are more forgiving. Alaska is one of
the latter: while our laws are still strict and misconduct could land
you in serious trouble, several actions are legally permitted. If you
want to avoid being arrested and charged with a crime, you’ll want
to make sure you know the laws.
An Alaskan Supreme Court decision gave the opinion that possession and
private consumption of marijuana in your own home is protected by the
right-to-privacy provision in our state’s constitution. As such,
possession of a limited amount (less than four ounces) in your own home
is legal. Furthermore, someone may give a single ounce of marijuana to
anyone over the age of 21 without compensation.
However, possession of more than one ounce (but less than four ounces)
in a public space is considered a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year
in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. More than four ounces is a
felony charge. Possessing any amount of marijuana within 500 feet of a school or recreation
center is also a felony, unless you can show the possession took place
within a private residence.
In November of 2016, the laws changed to allow retail establishments to
sell up to one ounce of marijuana to anyone over the age of 21. However,
it’s still illegal for those who do not have a license to sell this
substance to do so for compensation in any form. Selling less than one
ounce without a license is a
misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison and up to $10,000 in fines, and any
sale of over one ounce is a felony. Selling to a person under the age
of 19 who is three or more years younger than the seller is a particularly
harsh felony, earning up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.
You are allowed to grow your own marijuana: up to six plants with no more
than three of them being mature at a time. If they’re kept entirely
in your residence for your own personal use and consumption, you can have
up to 25 plants at a time! However, exceeding this limit is a felony with
a maximum prison sentence of five years and a fine of up to $10,000. Furthermore,
cultivating these plants for someone who is younger than 19 carries the
same penalties as though you had sold the substance to them.
Aggressively Defending Your Rights in Anchorage
On our team we have former prosecutors who are dedicated to using our extensive
provide you with the highest quality of legal representation. We take the time to ensure you understand how illegal and controlled
substances are categorized and regarded under the strict laws.
Contact us to tell our Anchorage drug crime attorneys about your specific circumstance in a
case review from our lawyers.