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Hawaii Criminal Defense Law

Facing criminal law charges in Hawaii can be devastating and complicated. In addition to going up against possible fines, probation and imprisonment you are going to face strict laws, strong prosecutors and the power of the United States court system. For this reason it is crucial to understand criminal defense law. It is also imperative to have a criminal defense lawyer who will not only represent you but fight with a determined spirit to protect you rights and freedom. The law office of Harrison & Matsuoka explains Hawaii criminal defense law for the various charges that you may be facing.

In addition to knowing the different types of Hawaiian laws it is also important to establish the difference between felony and misdemeanor charges. Please refer to our page, which describes this in detail, or allow one of our felony or misdemeanor attorneys to answer all of your questions.

Hawaii Sex Crimes Laws

We can answer your questions and give you advice so that you have a better understanding of Hawaii sex crime laws. These laws are often associated with:
• Statutory rape
• Age of consent
• Sexual assault

Hawaii Domestic Violence Laws

Domestic violence, also known as family violence, is an emotional situation. Domestic violence is a broad term that covers many types of abuse. Some forms of domestic abuse include physical force, neglect, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and economic abuse. When dealing with domestic violence law, orders of protection, such as restraining orders often come into play. Our criminal defense lawyers can answer all your questions about domestic violence law. We also have extensive knowledge regarding:

• Domestic Abuse Protective Orders
• District Courts Laws
• Stalking Laws
• Domestic Violence with a Firearm
• Violence against women act

Hawaii Murder Laws

If you are facing murder charges you are going to need an experienced attorney who is going to fight aggressively for the greatest possible results. Murder, also known as homicide, is a serious charge. The biggest factor that will be tried at court is what type of intent was involved in the murder. A punishment for murder can be severe and relies on what degree the murder is sentenced at. The following are the degrees of murder:

1. First degree murder is when a person kills with deliberate, premeditated and violent intent
2. Second degree murder is not necessary premeditated but is still the willful killing of another person
3. Third degree murder covers all other types of murder charges

Military Law

Military law is a highly specialized area of practice—one that demands a very particular kind of knowledge and practical experience. It requires a thorough understanding of the laws governing armed forces personnel, including the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the Manual for Courts-Martial. Our attorneys understand how the military justice system works and are qualified to represent you in a range of litigation:

• Administrative discharge situations
• AWOL discharge situations
• Federal Tort Claims Act cases
• Military record correction board matters
• Representation before boards of inquiry

Hawaii White-Collar Laws

White-collar crimes take place in a corporate setting. Our business lawyers and commercial lawyers can explain how serious these non-violent crimes can be. We will provide you with representation for crimes that include but are not limited to:

• Embezzlement
• Security fraud
• Tax evasion and violations
• Financial fraud
• Bankruptcy fraud
• Money laundering

International Law

In some cases, we have represented foreigners and illegal aliens who have been arrested in Hawaii. We have had experiences with a variety of different International cases.

Recently we have represented telecommunications representatives from the Philippines who were arrested at a local convention center, under allegations of price fixing. In addition he have represented a New Zealand native in an extradition matter, related to the murder of an alleged member of an organized crime family. Our other clients include a chief engineer on a Pakistani hauler, caught with over ten tons of hashish on board.

We understand that getting positive results in a criminal defense case is no easy task. We are more than willing to take on the challenge of defending your rights. We take every step from trail preparation to going up against the prosecutors seriously. Whatever you situation may be we are ready to help. Contact us today to get started on protecting your rights and freedom.  Call us at 808-523-7041 or submit our online contact form. 

OUR OFFICES: • Davies Pacific Center • 1001 Bishop Street Suite 1180 • Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

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