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Honolulu Attorney Defending You Against Sex Crime Charges
Sexual crimes are some of the most serious crimes with which you can be charged. Not only do they carry lengthy prison sentences, but you could have to register as a sex offender and face public humiliation. Even worse for the most serious crimes, you could be monitored or even subjected to strict probationary conditions for the rest of your life!
If you live in Hawaii and have been charged with committing a sex 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 sex crime can be devastating to you and your family. Lengthy jail and prison terms are often handed down in State and Federal courts. Once you finish your prison term, you may never escape the stigma of a sex offender. In the State of Hawaii, all types of sex crimes are considered very serious by law enforcement officers and the judicial system.
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 litigated cutting-edge issues that arise in child pornography cases. Mr. Holcomb has been trained by some of the nation’s leading criminal defense experts on how to handle complex discovery, jurisdictional, and sentencing issues unique to child sex crimes.
For anyone charged with sex crime, it could seem like you are guilty long before your day in court comes. Simply because thes type of criminal offenses raise such a stink throughout the community and with law enforcement, building an effective defense can seem to be a impossible undertaking.
How Do I fight the stigma of a sex crime charge?
At Holcomb Law LLLC, we take each and every measure to make sure that when its time for your case to go to trial it will take place reasonable just environment, in which the details will be shown and accuracy and reliability is essential. Thorough jury selection is essential, particularly if the community has been inundated with coverage by the media prior to the trial. To handle any kind of unnecessary preconception or prejudice, my firm will be reluctant to make a statement to the media on behalf of our clients, or even request the court to relocate the trial to a district where the case has not been exposed to the media. You can certainly depend on the Holcomb law firm protect your rights to make sure you will not be refused a fair trial as a result of preconception of others.
Do Not Wait. Contact a Honolulu Criminal Defense Lawyer for a Free Initial Consultation.
If you have been arrested for, or charged with, any type of sex crime you should contact a Hawaii Sex 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.
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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.