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Crimes Against A Person Murder, Manslaughter, Assault, Kidnapping
Crimes against another person most often involve violence. Most are very serious criminal charges that could carry serious prison terms. If you live in Hawaii and have been charged with committing a violent crime, you should hire knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel, such as Mr. Holcomb, immediately to ensure your rights are properly defended.
Being arrested for a violent crime can be devastating to you and your family, as you may have to serve a lengthy jail or prison term. It is very important that you hire a criminal defense attorney who has experience defending clients who have been in similar situations. Mr. Holcomb has achieved not guilty verdicts and dismissals on behalf of a number of clients charged with violent crimes.
In the State of Hawaii, all types of violent crimes are considered very serious by law enforcement officers and the judicial system. If you are found guilty of committing a violent crime, you could easily be punished with serious legal consequences. If you are convicted of Murder in the First or Second Degree, Manslaughter, or even Negligent Homicide or Assault, you will almost certainly be facing a lengthy prison sentence.
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If you have been arrested for, or charged with, any type of violent crime you should contact a Hawaii Violent Crime defense attorney, such as Mr. Holcomb, to discuss your case. We have the legal skills and experience to successfully litigate even the most challenging Hawaii violent crimes cases.
Rick Holcomb's knowledge on DUI helped me to maintain my confidence in him throughout my case. Rick committed to me like I was his only client and made his best efforts to make my case go as smoothly as possible. Rick never made me any promises on the outcome of my case and was very honest and upfront with me on all parameters...
- Steve D.
Court is a stressful, frightening experience. Richard carefully explained everything and had great professional rapport with the court which helped ease my tension with the process. Recommend highly!!
- Lisa B.
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- Brad B.
What is Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant?
This is Hawaii’s DUI law. You can be convicted of OVUII if you operate or have physical control of a vehicle and any of the following is true:
- You have an alcohol concentration of 0.08 on either a breath or blood test; or
- Your mental faculties are impaired by any amount of alcohol; or
- Your ability to operate a vehicle carefully is impaired by any amount of drugs.
As you can see, you don’t have to blow a certain number to be convicted of drunk driving in Hawaii. It will be enough if any amount of drugs or alcohol impairs your ability to drive safely.
Can I refuse to take a breathalyzer?
Yes. However, Hawaii (like virtually every other state) has an implied consent law. Essentially, this means you consent to take a breathalyzer when you accept a driver’s license. If you refuse to take the test, your license gets suspended for at least a year. That’s even if you aren’t convicted of DUI/OVUII.
Will I go to jail for a first-time DUI offense?
It’s possible, though not certain. If this is your first DUI offense, or the first in a five-year period, a judge can sentence you to 72 hours of community service, a fine between $150-1,000, or between 2 and 5 days in jail. Judges have discretion, so you might only receive the fine or community service or both and avoid any time in jail.
Will I lose my license for a DUI/OVUII conviction?
Yes. Your license will be revoked for one year if you are convicted of OVUII. However, you might qualify for a restricted license with the installation of an ignition interlock device.