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Honesty, Preparation, & Knowledge Qualities You Can Expect from Landsberg Law Office

When you are facing a legal charge you need someone who will listen to you and form the best legal strategy for success. We’re not here to fight, we’re here to win.

A Firm Focused on You

  • Honesty

    Attorney Landsberg works with the client upfront to know what the plan is, and then exceed those expectations.

  • Preparation

    Before we go to Court, Attorney Landsberg will craft a plan using your strengths and their weaknesses in order to achieve your desired result.

  • Knowledge

    Over 1,000 people have been represented by Attorney Landsberg, in both district and circuit court, across Hawaii.

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Honolulu Criminal Defense Attorney

Knowledgeable Defense Backed by 15+ Years of Legal Experience

Facing criminal charges alone can be overwhelming. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side who understands the complexities of the criminal justice system here in Hawaii. You need a lawyer who can present a well-prepared and effective defense strategy on your behalf. At Landsberg Law Office, you’ll get exactly that.

Experienced Legal Counsel for Honolulu DUI/OVUII

A drunk-driving conviction can affect the rest of your life. If you are arrested for suspicion of drunk driving, make Attorney Marcus Landsberg your first call.

While DUI is a commonly used term, Hawaii law refers to the violation as operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, or OVUII.

A driver in Hawaii can be arrested for DUI if they are driving while impaired or have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08%. The BAC limit for drivers younger than 21 is .02. The BAC limit for commercial drivers is .04.

You can be arrested for drunk driving even if your BAC is under the legal limit. You are considered “under the influence” and “impaired” if your ability to operate the vehicle in a careful and prudent manner is reduced.

Time is limited to seek legal defense. Contact us now by dialing (808) 468-7292 or completing an online message form, before it’s too late.

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Drunk Driving & Implied Consent

You are wrong if you think you can avoid arrest by refusing to take a breathalyzer test. Hawaii is one of many states with implied consent. By operating a vehicle on the state’s roads, you are giving consent to be tested for alcohol and/or drugs through blood, urine, or breath. When you refuse the test, your license will be revoked for up to 10 years, depending on whether you have previous drunk-driving violations.

If you take and fail the intoxilyzer test at the police station your license can be revoked for up to ten years, depending on the number of prior convictions you have. Drivers who are 18 years or older can apply for a limited-use license that requires an ignition interlock device (IID). An IID is a breathalyzer connected to the car’s ignition system. The car will not start if alcohol is detected.

OVUII/DUI Penalties

Hawaii OVUII laws specify penalty ranges. Judges impose sentences within the ranges based on the specifics of the case. This subjectivity makes retaining an attorney familiar with the judges and prosecutors all the more important.

Attorney Landsberg has more than 15 years of experience in using aggressive defense strategies for clients facing criminal charges, including OVUII/DUI.

The consequences of drunk driving in Honolulu are based on whether you are a first-time or repeat offender. Other factors also impact the sentence.

  • First Offense. You must complete a 14-hour rehabilitation program and your license is revoked for one year. You could also be fined between $250 and $1,000, ordered to fulfill 72 hours of community service, and/or sentenced to 2 to 5 days in jail. The violation is considered a first offense if there is no prior DUI in the last 10 years.
  • Second Offense. A second offense occurs when you have a prior DUI/OVUII conviction within 10 years of the subsequent offense. A second offense carries the possibility of between 5 and 30 days in jail or up to 240 hours of community service. Your license can be revoked for 2 or 3 years. You can also be fined between $1,000 and $3,000. A 36-hour substance abuse program must be completed.
  • Habitual Offenses. The offense is considered habitual if you have two prior DUI convictions. A habitual offense is a Class C felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison, fines between $2,000 and $5,000, alcohol monitoring, and required substance abuse counseling. Your license is revoked for 3 to 5 years. Your vehicle can also be forfeited.
  • Other Factors. A DUI involving a passenger under the age of 15 carries an additional $500 fine and 48 hours in jail. All highly intoxicated drivers (BAC of .15 or higher) also face stiffer consequences.

An OVUII conviction means more than possible incarceration, fines, and license revocation. A drunk-driving mark on your record can affect your ability to get a job, be approved for a loan, or be accepted into college.

Fighting OVUII/DUI Charges

Contact Landsberg Law Office as soon as you are arrested. When we take your case, Attorney Landsberg will create a personalized defense strategy based on the facts and the type of DUI charge that you're facing.

We can provide an honest, basic assessment of your case in a free consultation. Call (808) 468-7292 to schedule.

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Successful Case Outcomes

We Fight to Win

Since 2005, Marcus has been an active presence in courtrooms throughout all the islands of Hawaii. He is frequently called upon by several radio stations to weigh in on legal matters that require knowledgeable expertise. He has more than 15 years of courtroom success to inform his advice. To date, he has successfully helped countless clients secure ‘not guilty’ verdicts and reduced sentences in the face of the law, and he is prepared to do the same for you.

  • DUI Not Guilty
  • DUI Not Guilty
  • DUI Not Guilty
  • Temporary Restraining Order Case Dismissed
  • Temporary Restraining Order Case Dismissed
  • Temporary Restraining Order Case Dismissed
  • Other Negligent Injury
  • Terroristic Threat Hung Jury & Dismissed by Prosecution
  • Assault Hung Jury
  • Harassment of Police Officer Acquitted a Count of Harassment
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Testimonials from Real Clients

See How We Make a Difference

Backed by more than 15 years working in the legal field, we know how to effectively fight criminal charges of every nature, including those that other attorneys have deemed unwinnable. We’ve spent our years developing a strong reputation with Honolulu judges and the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, to be both well-known and respected throughout the state for the consistent ability to obtain wining results.
  • I would highly recommend him.

    “He was professional. He fought for me and my dog. I would highly recommend him.”

    - Rachelle S.
  • He's the real deal.

    “Hands down the best attorney in Hawaii. I've had quite a few in my lifetime and let me tell you, Marcus is by the far the best. I owe him my life and freedom several times over. Blessed forever to ...”

    - Cherish A.
  • Mark helped save my husband's career.

    “I would highly recommend him to anyone.”

    - Ashley V.
  • If it weren’t for Marcus, my family would not be whole today.

    “He’s someone who doesn't just “hear” but “listens” to you. He’s not afraid to fight for you & your family and your rights.”

    - Lise A.
  • Landsberg Law Office doesn't validate parking tickets, Marcus just beats them.

    “I felt he understood my frustration and was reassuring that we would win.”

    - Sandra Ann
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Serving All the 
Islands of Hawaii

No matter where you're located in the state of Hawaii, don't hesitate to contact Attorney Marcus Landsberg to help with your legal matter.