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Criminal defense attorney John H. Roberson III has successfully defended hundreds of Alaskans accused of felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses and earned a reputation as an experienced and aggresive criminal defense lawyer.

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Driving under the influence (DUI) occurs when someone drives after consuming alcohol or controlled substances. If you are convicted of DUI, you will lose your license for a period of time. To regain your driver's license, you will have to meet certain criteria. For instance, you may have to pass a road test or complete a treatment program. The first thing to do after being charged with DUI is to hire a criminal defense lawyer. John can advise you about your trial and pretrial options, including assisting you through the hardship waiver process.

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A person who is charged with assault may face serious consequences. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, you could be facing jail time, fines, probation, community service, and/or other penalties. You could even be required to pay restitution to the victim of the alleged assault. An experienced defense attorney will be able to help you understand your options and determine whether you have a valid defense. John can work with you to mitigate the risks associated with all levels of assault.

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Theft is a crime of dishonesty. A conviction for a crime of dishonesty can have negative employment consequences and allow the opposing party to call your credibility into question during litigation. There are many different types of theft crimes, including larceny, robbery, burglary, grand theft, petty theft, and fraud. If you are accused of a theft crime, you need to understand the charges against you. John has evaluated numerous allegations of theft and can evaluate the merits, if any, of the State's case.

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Vehicle theft is broadly defined in Alaska law. A person can be convicted of vehicle theft for driving, moving, or towing a car, truck, boat, or even an airplane. Furthermore, you do not have to be the person that first stole the vehicle, simply driving, moving or towing, a stolen vehicle can be enough to result in a conviction. Criminal defense attorney John is familiar with the laws pertaining to vehicle theft and knows how to defend clients accused of this type of crime.

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Alaska law defines controlled substances to include familiar substances such as methamphetamine, fentanyl, and heroin. It also includes prescription drugs such as Xanax and Oxycodone. Allegations frequently involve police engaging in conduct that implicates your 4th Amendment rights such as a search of your home or automobile. The Constitution, through the Fourth Amendment, protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. John has many successes challenging police searches.

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Weapon charges in Alaska include unlawful possession, unlawful carrying, unlawful discharge, illegal manufacturing, unlawful trafficking, and misconduct involving weapons. Crimes can either be misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the nature of the offense. Moreover, you will possibly face jail time, fines, probation, and other harsh penalties. John can work with you to preserve your rights and avoid risks.

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Property crimes are a broad category of crimes that involve the damage or theft of property. This can include crimes like criminal mischief, arson, and certain types of theft. Each property crime with its own specific definition and set of punishments. Criminal mischief, for instance, is the intentional destruction of another person's property, including marital or shared property. Fraud is the intentional deception of another person in order to gain some sort of financial or material advantage. Arson is the intentional setting of fire to another person's property. John has experience as a criminal defense lawyer and knows how to handle these cases. He will work smartly to get you the best possible outcome.

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Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can take many forms, including physical, emotional, sexual, economic, and psychological abuse. It can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, or socioeconomic status. If you are accused of domestic violence, it is important to seek help to set the facts straight. If you are in a situation and need an expert criminal defense attorney contact John's law office immediately. He can help you to sort out the short term and long term court orders that require no contact direct or indirect.

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A juvenile delinquent is a person who allegedly commits a crime and is under 19+ years of age. The juvenile delinquency rate has been steadily increasing over the last few years. One factor that contributes to juvenile delinquency is a lack of parental supervision. If parents are not around to provide guidance and support, kids are more likely to get into trouble. If you or someone you know is facing juvenile delinquency charges, an experienced criminal defense attorney John can help you provide guidance and aggressive representation to those who have been accused of juvenile crimes. He has a proven track record of success in such cases, and has the knowledge and skill to develop an effective defense strategy tailored to the unique needs of each case.

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If you have been charged with a crime, you should not feel the need to plead guilty, even if you think you are. You should always consult an attorney who specializes in criminal defense law before making any decisions about pleading guilty. Your lawyer can advise you on whether you should accept a plea deal offered by prosecutors. A good defense lawyer will also help you understand how the legal system works.

I am committed to providing you with the most effective defense possible by leveraging my experience prosecuting complex cases.Our promise is to listen to you, investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your case thoroughly, and provide you the best individual representation. Every case is important, and every person deserves a vigorous defense.

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Law Office of John H Roberson III is committed to answering your questions about Criminal Defense law issues in Anchorage, Alaska. We offer consultations and we'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.