Being charged with a felony in Alaska can be stressful and overwhelming. The consequences of a conviction can have a significant impact on your life, livelihood, and family — not only can you be sentenced to time in prison and incur a substantial fine, but you may lose the right to vote, travel, and possess a concealed firearm. You might also find it difficult to secure housing, obtain certain employment, or gain custody rights.

If you have been arrested for a felony, it’s vital to contact an experienced felony criminal lawyer immediately to safeguard your interests and fight for your rights. Applying over 25 years of experience, The Trial Guy, Attorney Eric Derleth knows what it takes to build a solid defense strategy for the most complex criminal matters. With a deep understanding of Alaska law and a commitment to securing the best possible results for each of his clients, Eric provides skillful counsel, reliable representation, and trusted advice to achieve the best possible outcome in every case.

Dedicated Defense for Felony Charges in Alaska

Felonies include the most severe types of crimes, such as murder, robbery, and burglary. In addition, serious white-collar crimes like tax evasion, embezzlement, and securities fraud are also classified as felonies. Depending upon the crime with which you’ve been charged, you could be sentenced to one year up to life in prison. While the prosecution bears the burden of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, it’s important to have an experienced felony criminal lawyer who can protect your Constitutional rights — and work to obtain a dismissal or acquittal.

Eric offers knowledgeable representation for a wide array of felony charges in Alaska, including the following:

  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Robbery, burglary, larceny
  • Arson
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Assault and battery
  • Sexual assault
  • Crimes related to weapons
  • Felony drug possession
  • Kidnapping
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Identity theft

The Trial Guy, Eric Derleth, knows the procedures associated with the criminal justice system and will explain what you should expect during the process. Eric understands how to identify flaws in the prosecution’s case, investigate the crime scene, analyze evidence, and prepare a strong argument. When clients work with Eric, they not only have a proficient felony criminal lawyer by their side, but also a dedicated advocate who will zealously pursue the best possible results on their behalf.

What are the Penalties for a Felony Conviction in Alaska?

The penalties for a felony in Alaska are based upon how the crime is classified. Felonies can either be “unclassified” or fall into one of the following designations: Class A, Class B, or Class C. All felonies in Alaska can come with a punishment of a term in state prison upon conviction and a monetary fine. Regardless of which classification a felony charge falls under, the ramifications can be life changing. It’s essential to have the representation of an experienced felony criminal lawyer every step of the way.

Eric provides diligent defense and adept representation for all types of felony crimes, including the following:

  • Unclassified felonies — Unclassified felonies are the most serious and come with the longest prison sentence. Examples of unclassified felonies include murder, attempted murder, and sexual assault. Depending upon the crime, a defendant convicted of an unclassified felony can face up to 99 years in prison and a fine up to $500,000.
  • Class A felonies — A conviction for a Class A felony can result in a punishment of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. An example of a Class A felony in Alaska is first degree assault.
  • Class B felonies — Crimes that are classified as Class B felonies carry a prison term of no more than 10 years and can result in a $100,000 fine. Class B felonies in Alaska include second degree burglary and selling marijuana to a minor.
  • Class C felonies — Under Alaska law, a Class C felony is considered the least serious and has the shortest prison sentence. However, it can still come with a prison term of five years in state prison and a $50,000 fine. Possession of four or more ounces of marijuana is a Class C felony.

Facing a felony charge is hard — but a felony criminal lawyer can help to take the burden off your shoulders. The Trial Guy, Eric Derleth, is deeply familiar with the Alaska legal system, as well as the local courts, judges, and prosecutors. Having handled countless felony cases throughout the state, Eric is known for his unique approach and impressive track record among clients and colleagues. He possesses the insight, acumen, and competence to represent clients in even the most complicated felony cases.

Contact an Experienced Alaska Felony Criminal Lawyer

If you’ve been arrested for a felony, it’s crucial to have a skilled felony criminal lawyer to protect your rights and help ensure the best possible results are achieved in your case. The Trial Guy, Eric Derleth, has 25 years of experience defending clients who have been charged with felonies in Alaska. With offices in Anchorage and Soldotna, Eric handles felony cases in Anchorage, Soldotna, Kenai, Palmer, Wasilla, and throughout the state. Please contact attorney Eric at 907-262-9164 or online to learn how he can help. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.