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Honolulu Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the First Degree Lawyer

§712-1241 Promoting a dangerous drug in the first degree is a Class A felony in Hawaii.

(1) A person commits the offense of promoting a dangerous drug in the first degree if the person knowingly:

  • Possesses one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances of an aggregate weight of:
  • One ounce or more, containing methamphetamine, heroin, morphine, or cocaine or any of their respective salts, isomers, and salts of isomers; or
  • One and one-half ounce or more, containing one or more of any of the other dangerous drugs;
  • Distributes:
  • Twenty-five or more capsules, tablets, ampules, dosage units, or syrettes containing one or more dangerous drugs; or
  • One or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances of an aggregate weight of:
    – One-eighth ounce or more, containing methamphetamine, heroin, morphine, or cocaine or any of their respective salts, isomers, and salts of isomers; or
    – Three-eighths ounce or more, containing any other dangerous drug;
  • Distributes any dangerous drug in any amount to a minor except for methamphetamine; or
  • Manufactures a dangerous drug in any amount, except for methamphetamine; provided that this subsection shall not apply to any person registered under section 329-32.

Promoting a dangerous drug in the first degree is a serious crime and you will be facing severe punishments if convicted. Punishments could include jail or prison time, probation, fines, and additional court-ordered programs. Having a conviction on your record for promoting a dangerous drug in the first degree will affect your standing in the community. You may have trouble finding a job, renting a place to live, receiving educational aid, and affect your ability to acquire professional licenses.

DON’T TRUST JUST ANY LAWYER WITH YOUR FREEDOM!

In Hawaii, drug crimes, even those involving just drug residue, can be charged as felonies. 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. With so much at stake, it’s important to consult with a criminal defense attorney who has decades of experience handling crimes involving these charges.

At the Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm, our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to represent people charged with serious drug crimes. Don’t 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, 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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