Find answers to your questions about Alaska's laws concerning criminal defense and personal injury claims from an Alaska personal injury and criminal lawyer with over 25 years of experience in the courtroom. Attorney Eric Derleth was born and raised in Soldotna, Alaska. He has helped thousands of legal clients get the justice they deserve, either in criminal or civil court, throughout our State.  Eric has devoted his life to fighting the big insurance companies and government overreach. He has law firm offices near you representing those charged with crimes and those hurt by the negligence of others in Anchorage and Soldotna. Eric does represent clients statewide throughout Alaska in Anchorage, Soldotna, and the Kenai Pamer/Wasilla areas. 

Two Dead in Car Accident on Sterling Highway

Posted by Eric Derleth | Nov 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Two Killed in Sterling Highway Car Accident in Alaska  The Alaska State Troopers reported that two people died last Saturday night with one seriously injured along the Sterling Highway mile 64. The AST has started an investigation into the automobile crash. The accident apparently involved a non...

Why Hire Our Criminal Lawyers in Anchorage?

Posted by Eric Derleth | Oct 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Why Hire the Trial Guy as Your Criminal Defense attorney in Alaska? Going through all this alone is challenging. Getting charged for a crime can be a horrifying experience especially for an individual with no idea how the criminal justice system operates. If you are arrested for a crime, whether...

Typical Car Accidents in Alaska

Posted by Eric Derleth | Aug 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents in Alaska Whether severe or minor, accidents can drastically change a person's future. They can cause a loss of wages, permanent disabilities, or pain, and suffering. Just because motor vehicle accidents are common in Alaska doesn't mean familiarizing you...

Criminal Defenses & Procedures in Alaska

Posted by Eric Derleth | Aug 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

Defenses to Criminal Charges in Alaska  Laws relating to criminal offenses are often hard to understand in Alaska. When an individual is charged with a criminal offense, he and his family must go through a nightmare. Your life or that of a loved one is seriously at risk. So, whenever an individu...

Police Misconduct in Alaska & How Our Lawyers Can Help

Posted by Eric Derleth | Jul 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Police Abusing Power or Mishandling Evidence  Police officers have demanding and stressful jobs, and many of them are honest and hard-working people, but this should not excuse other bad actors from being held liable for the harm they cause in the line of duty. Police abusing power can cause sev...

Car Accidents in Anchorage, Alaska

Posted by Eric Derleth | May 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer in Anchorage, Alaska? I have personal injury clients call me every day, and one of the most asked questions by everyone in Anchorage, Kenai, and Soldotna always ask, do I need an accident lawyer for my car accident case? The answer is resoundingly Yes…. You Do Nee...

10 Common Defenses to Car Accident Liability in Alaska

Posted by Eric Derleth | Feb 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

When you are injured in a car accident in Alaska, recovering your losses requires proof of liability. While medical payments (MedPay) insurance provides no-fault coverage, not everyone has MedPay; and, even if you have this insurance, your policy will only cover a small fraction of the costs o...

Do You Need to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Alaska?

Posted by Eric Derleth | Jan 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you are facing a criminal charge in Alaska, now is not the time to take chances. A conviction could mean fines and jail time, and having a criminal record could negatively impact your life for years – if not decades – come. Yet, if you are like many people who have been arrested, you might ...

What NOT To Do if You Have Been Arrested in Alaska

Posted by Eric Derleth | Dec 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you have been arrested in Alaska, what you do and don't do while your court date is pending could have a major impact on the outcome of your trial. When facing criminal charges, the “to-dos” are fairly simple—you need to make sure you know your court date, and you need to hire an experience...

When Do You Have the Right to Remain Silent in Alaska?

Posted by Eric Derleth | Oct 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” While most people know this phrase from TV crime dramas, it reflects a fundamental right to defendants in real-life criminal cases. This portion of the Miranda warning is rooted in the F...

What Should You Do After a Rental Car Accident in Alaska?

Posted by Eric Derleth | Sep 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Each year, millions of visitors come to Alaska to experience all that the state has to offer. At the same time, most of these visitors arrive by airplane or by boat, many rental cars, trucks, or SUVs to get around. With out-of-towners driving unfamiliar vehicles on unfamiliar – and potentially ha...

What Should You Do After a Car Accident in Alaska?

Posted by Eric Derleth | May 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

In recent articles, we have discussed common myths about car accident insurance claims and mistakes you need to avoid when dealing with the insurance companies. We have also provided an overview of the laws that apply to claims for financial compensation. With this information in hand, what shoul...

What Are the Car Accident Laws in Alaska?

Posted by Eric Derleth | Apr 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

When you get injured in a car accident, recovering just compensation for your losses involves asserting your legal rights. Even if it seems like all you are doing is filing a claim with the insurance companies, the reality is that there are several complex legal aspects to auto accident insurance...

What are Alaska’s Marijuana Laws and Penalties?

Posted by Eric Derleth | Mar 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Alaska's marijuana laws are different from those in other states. It is legal to possess up to an ounce of marijuana for personal use, and you can possess up to four ounces for personal use in your own home. But, beyond this, possessing marijuana is still a crime in Alaska. The Alaska Statutes es...

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With Alaska in his blood, for 25 years, the "Trial Guy," Eric Derleth has helped the people in Anchorage, Kenai, and Palmer / Wasilla areas as a personal injury and criminal lawyer. Born and raised in Soldotna, Eric truly understands Alaska’s laws, the people, and the true nature of Alaska. The Trial Guy was raised in a log cabin in Alaska with a belief in America, and a belief in strong individual liberty guaranteed by our Constitution and was raised to fight for the rights of all of Alaska. Eric has expanded his criminal defense and auto accident injury lawyers practice near you, with offices in Anchorage and Soldotna. LEARN MORE ABOUT ERIC