Honolulu DUI Lawyer | Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm

Honolulu DUI Lawyers

In some ways, Hawaii’s DUI laws are among the toughest in the nation. The legal limit regarding alcohol consumption is .08 of either blood or breath alcohol content. In such a case, impairment is not required to be proven by the state to obtain a conviction. A person who is below the legal limit can be convicted if the state can prove the driver was impaired by alcohol or any drug.

Any DUI conviction in Hawai’i carries the possibility of jail time. A person convicted of a first-time misdemeanor DUI is at risk for between two and five days in jail.

A second misdemeanor DUI conviction within ten years can carry up to thirty days in jail; forty-eight hours of which must be served consecutively. A person who is charged with habitually operating a vehicle under the influence by accumulating at least three DUI convictions within ten years could be charged with a felony and if convicted sentenced to an indeterminate term of imprisonment of five years.

A person convicted of a first-time DUI in Honolulu, HI should expect a one-year driver’s license revocation. A second DUI conviction within ten years could result in a three-year revocation. A conviction for a felony DUI could result in up to a five-year license revocation as well as a possible forfeiture of the person’s vehicle. Any person convicted of a DUI in Hawai’i will be ordered to participate in a substance abuse rehabilitation program and to install an ignition interlock on their vehicle which may allow the person to conditionally drive their vehicle.

A Honolulu DUI conviction can also involve additional fees, fines, and community service as well as other possible repercussions that can tremendously affect one’s life. Additionally, a DUI charge is not deferrable which means the criminal charge will not be dismissed as part of a diversion agreement. Moreover, a DUI conviction cannot be expunged in Hawaii.

If you’ve been charged with a DUI in Hawaii, you may be wondering how strict Hawai’i DUI laws are, what rights you have, how much in fines you might be paying, and whether or not an experienced Hawai’i DUI lawyer can help. At the Attorneys for Freedom law firm, our experienced DUI lawyers can determine whether your case may be reduced to a lower charge or whether legal or factual issues provide a basis to have your charge dismissed entirely.

Any type of DUI can have severe consequences, so it is best to avoid being charged with these crimes. The best way to avoid a DUI of any kind is by not consuming alcohol or ingesting drugs prior to operating a motor vehicle either on land or on water. However, if you are charged with a DUI crime in Hawaii, obtaining an experienced and highly skilled criminal defense attorney is crucial. The attorneys at the Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm have been representing people accused of DUI crimes for almost three decades.

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“I refuse to consent to any search whatsoever. As such, I do not consent to a search of my premises, my person, my immediate location, or any vehicle or effects. I hereby exercise my rights as enumerated by the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and Article 1 of the Hawaii Constitution. I demand to have my attorney present prior to and throughout any questioning at all. Additionally, I request to call my attorney right now for a private consultation.”

If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI in Honolulu, Hawaii, email us or call our office at 808-647-2423 and our experienced team of criminal defense lawyers will help you come up with the best resolution for your case.

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

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