Honolulu Assault in the Third Degree Lawyers | Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm

Honolulu Assault in the Third Degree Lawyer

Assault crimes in Hawaii are separated into three categories that range in severity. Depending on the severity of the assault, you could be charged with first, second, or third-degree assault, with first-degree assault being the most serious. First and second-degree assaults are felonies, and third-degree assaults are misdemeanors.

Assault in the third degree §707-712 (1) A person commits the offense of assault in the third degree if the person:

  • Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person; or
  • Negligently causes bodily injury to another person with a dangerous instrument.

(2) Assault in the third degree is a misdemeanor unless committed in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a petty misdemeanor.

Assault in the State of Hawaii may be charged in three degrees. Assault in the third degree is the least serious offense. To be convicted of Assault in the third degree, the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that an individual intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused bodily injury to another person; or that this individual negligently caused bodily injury to another person with a dangerous instrument. Assault in the third degree is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine and restitution unless committed in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a petty misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail, $1,000 fine, and restitution.

Assault charges are serious and very fact-specific. If you are accused of or charged with assault, even assault in the third degree, do not take this matter lightly. The lawyers at the Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm have been representing people charged with all types of assault crimes for nearly 3 decades.
The consequences of a potential assault conviction can have lifelong consequences. In addition to being on your permanent record, it can also affect your ability to rent a home, find employment, and student loans.

Our law firm understands the complexities and most successful strategies for our clients facing assault charges. Call the Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm today and our experienced team of criminal defense attorneys will zealously advocate the best defense for your case.

Have you been charged with assault in Hawaii? If so, call our office at 808-647-2423 to schedule a Strategy Session. Our experienced team of criminal defense assault lawyers have several decades of experience successfully representing people charged with serious assault crimes. contact us or call our office at 808-647-2423 to schedule a Strategy Session.

Hawai’i Office Address:
1003 Bishop Street, Suite 1260 Pauahi Tower
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813
Phone: 808-647-2423

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