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Domestic Violence in Hawaii

 

Being accused of domestic violence can lead to extremely difficult consequences. As such, it is highly important to defend vigorously against domestic violence charges and against domestic abuse charges. The Hawaii domestic violence lawyers of Harrison & Matsuoka provide details as to why defending domestic violence charges is so essential.

 

Seriousness of domestic violence laws Hawaii domestic violence laws are quite serious. They can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, and result in significant jail time. They can result in high fines, high bail, and registration that can stay on your personal records for years to come.

 

Restraining orders – Typically people accused of domestic violence are subject to restraining orders. This effectively keeps them away from home or family, often until the case is resolved.

 

Premature arrest – Police officers are required to put who they consider the primary aggressor in jail if accused of domestic violence and they arrive on the scene within a certain time frame. This can have continuing consequences if not dealt with appropriately.

 

Registration – Registration as a domestic violence offender can have a long lasting effect on job searching, on future earning potential, on child custody and more.

 

Likelihood of misunderstanding by authorities – Authorities are trained to act in situations of domestic violence, but are not likely to recognize that there is often complexity and difficult dynamics. Being accused based on first impressions is a common likelihood, and the consequences can be severe.

 

Considering the above, it is essential to secure the services of Hawaii domestic violence lawyers to defend against charges of domestic violence. Contact domestic violence attorneys in Hawaii with a strong history of effectiveness, thoroughness and customer service. For a consultation with the law firm of Harrison & Matsuoka, contact us today via our web based form, or call us at 808-523-7041.

 
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