Honolulu, HI asked in Criminal Law for Hawaii

Q: If someone is being convicted for drug charges class A B & C and it is the first time what are chance of no prison time?

Can a dagp be used to keep out of doing prison time and only probation in drug convictions?

What can be done to avoid a possible open 10 year sentence for drug charges?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Barry Lloyd Sooalo

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Licensed in Hawaii

A: Whether you are sentenced to prison or not will depend on too many factors to discuss in this forum. Your past criminal history, if any, is relevant to the Court's inquiry. Selling drugs v using drugs is also relevant to this issue. Conduct since arrest is also relevant. Fortunately for you, the Hawaii legislature recently passed a number of laws that might assist you in making sure you don't got to prison for drug offenses of the type you describe above. Your best bet at this time is to contact an attorney who knows the state of affairs as regards the current options available to you on the facts of your case. Barry Sooalo. 808-754-5669.

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