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Been charged with a Honolulu DUI on Federal Land?
If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence (DUI), the laws and regulations in Hawaii provide for serious penalties that will expose you to the potential risk of being locked up in jail, significant fines, and possible suspension of your driving privileges. Depending on your profession, a DUI conviction may also result in action against your professional license as well as other unfavorable job consequences, including termination. For comprehensive and personalized representation of any Hawaii drunk driving charges, contact a skilled Honolulu DUI defense lawyer.
At Holcomb Law our approach to the defense of Hawaii federal DUI cases entails a thorough evaluation of the circumstances of your DUI arrest, regardless of whether it happened at a DUI road block or during a traffic stop, to determine whether or not there is grounds to file motion to dismiss based upon constitutional violations may result in an early and successful resolution of your DUI case. In the event the prosecution appear that they will continue to trial, we will concentrate on getting a independent examination of the toxicology evidence in an effort to challenge the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) evidence in your case.
Aggressive Defender for All DUI Charges in Honolulu
When a person has physical control or operates a motor vehicle on a federal road or highway accessible to or used by the public in an intoxicated or impaired condition intoxicated by drugs or alcohol, The federal law creates a presumption that anybody having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher is believed to be impaired. In order to determine a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC), Federal law creates a presumption or simply implied consent that each and every motorist on a federal road or highway accessible to or used by the public consents to provide a breath alcohol test, or blood alcohol test. Refusal of implied consent may result in a different charge, jeopardizing suspension of one’s driving privileges based upon this particular charge on it’s own. A DUI conviction may result in jail time; loss of driving privileges; court costs and fines and may have serious repercussions beyond the criminal fees and penalties, which includes increased insurance rates, job loss and keep you from obtaining employment, along with educational opportunities.
Should you be facing a federal DUI charges in Honolulu, Hawaii your not alone there is someone that will look out for your best interests that will fight for your rights and protect your future by making certain he takes advantage of all the legal defenses available. You ‘must’ have somebody who has the skill and the knowledge to challenge the results of a breath test, question the arresting police officers testimony, or has the courtroom experience to argue the facts and request the judge dismiss all or part of the drunk driving case against you for any breaches of your constitutional rights.
Skilled DUI Defense Lawyer Fighting for Your Rights
Therefore, you need to have an experienced and capable Honolulu DUI defense attorney, whom is familiar with the particular ins and outs of the federal DUI laws as well as who’s obsessed with protecting and fighting for your rights and defending your future. Attorney Rick Holcomb has been very successful in obtaining dismissals, acquittals and reductions in drunk driving cases throughout Hawaii. Every single DUI arrest is different in in Honolulu HI; nevertheless ,keep in mind that attorney Rick Holcomb is a highly skilled Honolulu DUI defense lawyer who at all times begins with the goal of obtaining a successful out come in your case weather it be through dismissal or reduced charges.
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.
A+++Lawyer!!! Mr. Richard Holcomb and his agency helped me to get out from under the clutches of two creditors who threatened to sue me for funds I may not have even owed them. Mr. Holcomb kept me informed the whole way and got me two great settlements, even if it meant his firm got less.
- 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.