Honolulu Drug Crimes Lawyer | Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm

Honolulu Drug Crimes Lawyers

At the Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm, we are freedom activists who have advocated for the legalization of marijuana, and all drugs, for decades. While we discourage people from using harmful drugs, we advocate for the legal rights of competent adults to decide for themselves what substances they ingest into their bodies. Unfortunately, lawmakers have not yet learned the obvious and painful lessons from either alcohol or drug prohibition.

Drug policy and laws in Hawaii continue to reflect the longstanding failed policies of drug prohibition. As a result, many drugs, including marijuana, remain illegal in Hawaii. Fortunately, Hawaii has adopted laws supporting medical marijuana for people who have certain medical conditions, and who have legally obtained a medical marijuana card in Hawaii.

While marijuana is becoming more socially acceptable nationwide, it also remains entirely illegal under federal law. If you are found in possession of marijuana without a valid medical marijuana card, you risk being charged with a crime and possibly ending up in jail or prison. Hawaii Revised Statutes §329-14 classifies marijuana as an illegal substance.

Regarding drug offenses generally, the seriousness of the criminal offense is often determined by the amount and type of drug that was involved. Hawaii divides the various illegal drugs into five different groups or “schedules” (I through V), based on the perceived potential harm to the user. Hawaii Revised Statutes §329-13 through §329-22 identify the classifications and seriousness of many other substances deemed illegal in Hawaii. Hawaii law also determines the seriousness of various drug crimes based upon whether the substance is categorized as “dangerous,” “detrimental,” or “harmful.”

Simple drug possession is the most common variety of drug crime with which a person may be charged. Merely possessing an illegal drug in Hawaii can be a serious offense. Additionally, often a possession of drug paraphernalia charge can accompany a simple possession charge. More serious criminal charges are often brought for the person selling or manufacturing illegal drugs. These types of criminal charges can involve long prison sentences; especially in the federal court which often come with long mandatory minimum sentences.

We have represented thousands of people in including both state and federal courts charged with all types of drug crimes including the possession, distribution, trafficking, manufacture, and sales of:

Types of Drug Crimes

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Fentanyl
  • Ecstasy
  • Steroids
  • Prescription drugs
  • Other illegal drugs

Being charged with a drug crime in Honolulu, HI can be a very serious matter. Detectives and prosecutors often ask for harsher punishments based on many different factors. In many cases, there is a thin line between an accusation of mere possession and the more serious charge of distribution. You should not trust your freedom to an inexperienced criminal defense attorney or one who dabbles in criminal law. We have been firmly committed to representing people charged with drug crimes since 1994.

If you have been charged with any type of drug crime in Hawaii, it is crucial that you contact a Honolulu Criminal Defense Attorney with several decades of experience in representing people charged with these types of crimes. At the Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm, our highly experienced team of drug crimes attorneys are well prepared to represent people charged with drug crimes even if the matter proceeds to trial. Email us or call our office at 808-647-2423 and our experienced team of criminal defense lawyers will help you come up with the best solutions for your case.

Hawai’i Office Address:
1003 Bishop Street, Suite 1260 Pauahi Tower
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813
Phone: 808-647-2423

Phillip J.
Phillip J.
14:30 18 Jan 22
Upfront pricing & transparency throughout. Got my case completely dismissed and I’m now able to... move forward with a clean slate. Thank you Marc and Emma and the entire team attorneys for freedomread more
Jared B.
Jared B.
19:48 15 Jan 22
5 stars just isnt enough for Andrew Marcantel, Marc Victor, and the entire staff here.When my... boyfriend was wrongly accused of a totally vile crime, neither of us had any experience navigating the "just-us" system.If you've faced potentially life-altering accusations, and you feel like the system is set up to empower police, prosecutors, judges, and pretty much everyone except you, then you're right! If you want to level the playing feild, Attorneys for Freedom will accomplish that.Some others have commented about the price. Good representation does cost money, unfortunately. What is a persons future worth?Compared to the competition, which is also expensive, the value you will get at this law firm is just unbelievable. Andrew especially is so great at walking you through possible scenerios, guiding you through important decisions, and has the experience to truly get good results. Extremely knowledgeable and creative not just "aggressive". He is also an excellent communicator, both in the office and in the court.Speaking of communication, the paralegal team at even some more expensive law firms will leave you wondering what it is they are paid to do. This is not the case at Attorneys for Freedom. Ashley Crispino and Kaylie Kline did an amazing job at both keeping us in the loop and being available when needed.Reading "Case Dismissed" after what felt like an eternity of fighting was the best outcome we could have ever asked for.I told my Aunt who was very worried about us at the height of all the absurdity that I felt like having Andy on our side was better than prayer. And I was right.read more
Nicholas K.
Nicholas K.
01:07 17 Dec 21
Bad review was due to unfortunate mistake in contact info. Mr. Harris made contact, fixed my file,... and set up the next steps for my request.read more
Daddy D.
Daddy D.
17:44 14 Dec 21
Helped me out with all my attorney needs. Out of state help!
Kira L.
Kira L.
22:12 02 Dec 21
This is my first time ever needing an attorney and my attorney was Kate and she did an amazing job... with my case! Kate took time to go through all of the evidence so she understood everything before going to court. Kate assistant Madalyn was also super helpful and very sweet! Anytime I called she was very understanding and helped me walk through the process when I did not understand something and always had an upbeat positive attitude! If I ever need an attorney again I will definitely being going back to Kate!read more
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