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Hawaii Criminal Defense Attorneys

While the state of Hawaii has reached a record low as of 2007 for their total index crime rate there are still countless arrests being made each day. The sad part of the matter is that some of these arrests are based on bias, miscommunication, or injustice. At Harrison & Matsuoka, Hawaii criminal defense law firm, we have been serving our clients for over 30 years in state, federal, military, and appellate court. Criminal defense attorneys at Harrison & Matsuoka in Hawaii give legal advice for misdemeanor and felony crimes, including rape, sexual assault, domestic abuse, and murder.

Experience and preparation allow us to handle your case in a positive way.

Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or homicide we promise to defend your rights with the same aggressive and hands on approach. Our criminal defense attorneys are determined to get maximum results. If you have been charged with a crime it is important to seek legal counsel right away.

Sex Crime

Because of the nature of sex crimes, punishments in Hawaii are severe. If convicted of a sex crime you are facing jail time, restricted employment options, and will be registered as a sexual offender. For this reason it is important to work with sexual assault attorneys who are proficient in understanding Hawaii sex crime laws. Our attorneys will explain the punishments that you are up against and advise you by providing valuable legal advice you will need to protect your future.

We represent clients in a range of sex crime cases, including but not limited to:

• Date rape     
• Indecent exposure
• Internet porn
• Lewd conduct
• Molestation
• Pandering
• Pimping
• Possession of child pornography
• Prostitution
• Public indecency
• Rape
• Sexual abuse
• Sexual assault
• Sexual harassment
• Solicitation to prostitution
• Statutory rape

Domestic Violence

If you are facing domestic violence charges you are facing a long list of punishments and unnecessary stereotypes. It is important to get assistance from a domestic violence law firm as soon as possible so that you can protect your future and your reputation. Our team of domestic abuse attorneys is well versed in the intricate laws of Hawaiian domestic violence. These laws include:

• Abuse and battery
• Firearm law
• Restraining orders
• Neglect


Facing murder charges is one of the most terrifying events a person can experience. The chance of life in prison is too much to bear for some people. It is crucial to speak to an attorney as soon as possible about your murder cases so that you have the greatest chance possible of staying away from imprisonment. Our criminal defense lawyers have been serving clients who face murder charges for over 30 years. We have provided assistance in cases involving:

• First, second and third degree murder
• Capital murder
• Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter
• Self defense
• Vehicular homicide
• Other murder defense cases

White Collar Crime

Coworkers avoiding you, jobs rejecting you after seeing your application with “have you ever been convicted of a crime” with a yes checked off, and your professional career ruined are only the minor inconveniences of being convicted of a white-collar crime.  Allow our criminal defense attorneys to clear you good name and to bring you the justice you deserve. We have over 30 years of experience in:

• Anti-trust violations
• Conspiracy
• Embezzlement
• Forgery

Misdemeanor and Felony

If your case is on the fence between a misdemeanor or a felony you are looking at a broad range of possible outcomes. On one hand you may be spending less than a year in a county jail and on the other you may be spending more than a year in a state penitentiary. For this reason it is imperative to work with misdemeanor and felony lawyers who know the ins and outs of felony and misdemeanor laws in Hawaii. At the law firm of Harrison & Matsuoka law our aim is to lessen your sentence even if you have already confessed to being guilty. We have been successful in negotiating reduced and alternative sentencing for our clients, which has kept them out of being behind bars. Some of these alternatives have included:

• House arrests
• Probation
• Community service

Contact us Harrison & Matsuoka today to get the assistance with criminal defense that you deserve. 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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