Police, prosecutors, and the courts treat DUI charges very seriously. A DUI charge can easily turn into a conviction without proper legal representation. Only a skilled attorney can help you get through this complex area of law and lead you to the best outcome in your case.
It is not always clear whether those few drinks you had will put you over the legal limit. Just about everyone is in danger of getting a DUI at some point in their lives. During a DUI traffic stop, police officers have to follow strict procedures in order to have a case against you. Our team knows what the officers did wrong, or should have done, and uses that information to fight your case.
A DUI conviction comes with significant consequences. Even if it is your first offense, you may be subject to jail time, a large fine, forced to have an ignition interlock device in your car, and license revocation. You will also be responsible for the cost of both your imprisonment and ignition interlock device. Moreover, there are secondary consequences such as increased automobile insurance rates and the social stigma of having a conviction on your record.
Every DUI case is different. Some cases need to go to trial and other cases need to settle out of court. Either way, our team will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and get you the best result possible.
The relationship between drugs, alcohol, and crime is complex. Most directly, it is a crime to buy, use, possess, manufacture, or distribute illegal drugs. Drugs and alcohol also impact crime indirectly via the effects they have on users’ behavior and by their association with violence and other illegal activity.
Once your appellate rights are exhausted, there is yet another way to challenge your conviction. The next step is post-conviction relief or PCR where you may raise new claims that were not available to you on direct appeal. Requiring experience on both sides — as both prosecutor and criminal defense attorney in Alaska.
Some of the “minor” property crimes may not carry severe penalties in court but have lasting effects on your record. Not many employers would be interested in hiring individuals with any type of property offense on their record. These cases must be defended aggressively as possible, and our team is here to help.
Being charged with a sex crime is terrifying. The confusion, anxiety, and social stigma can be a difficult burden to carry alone. What started as a nice evening and ended in what you thought was consensual sex, could turn into a lengthy jail sentence and lifelong sex offender registration. Our team is here to help.
In Alaska, weapons charges include unlawful possession, unlawful carrying of a concealed weapon, unlawful discharge of a firearm, illegal sale or trafficking, or misconduct involving weapons. Alaska punishes these offenses harshly, which can damage your reputation and negatively affect your Constitutional rights.