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

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