Honolulu Felonies Defense Lawyer
Fighting for the Accused with 16 Years’ Criminal Law Experience
Felony crimes are the most serious of all offenses for which you can be charged in Hawaii. A felony is any criminal offense that carries penalties of more than a year in jail and/or fines. Additionally, it may carry other court-ordered penalties such as probation, driver’s license suspension, or more depending on the nature of the offense. If you are convicted, it also leaves you with a permanent criminal record that can be accessed by future landlords, employers, professional licensing agencies, and others making it difficult to qualify for housing, jobs, professional licenses, and more.
Just because you have been accused or are being investigated for a felony does not mean you are guilty. Your first line of defense is to engage the services of a qualified and committed attorney. At Landsberg Law Office, you can turn to a legal veteran with experience, a well-respected reputation with local judges and prosecutors, and a solid work ethic. At our firm, we prepare for war so that we have the most effective case possible in dealing with prosecutors or judges and juries. With more than 1,000 cases logged in, our Honolulu felonies defense attorney has the know-how, resources, and dedication you need.
Felony arrest? Contact Landsberg Law Office at (808) 468-7292 for a free, initial consultation about where you stand and how best to navigate the system.
Felony Crimes in Honolulu
Felony crimes in Hawaii are categorized by letter in the following manner:
- Class A, the most serious, carrying penalties of 20 years to life in prison with or without the possibility of parole and up to $50,000 in penalties; generally these are not probational with the exception of certain drug crimes.
- Class B, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or fines of up to $25,000.
- Class C, the least serious, punishable by up to five years in prison and/or fines of up to $10,000; generally Class C and B felonies may be probational.
Examples of Class A felonies include murder, sexual assault in the first degree, kidnapping in the first degree, robbery in the first degree, and promoting a dangerous drug in the first degree.
Examples of Class B felonies include any type of assault that causes serious bodily injury, theft in the first degree, theft of property valued at $20,000 or more, burglary, arson in the second degree, robbery in the second degree, and money laundering.
Examples of Class C felonies include theft of property valued from $300 up to $20,000, second-degree assault, second-degree criminal property damage, possession of more than a pound of marijuana, and sale or delivery of marijuana within 750 feet of a school or park.
In some felony cases, such as those charged as Class B, the judge has wide leeway in sentencing. If aggravating factors were part of the crime, mandatory minimum sentences can be imposed. For example, if a weapon was used in the commission of the crime or you have a previous felony on your record, you may face a mandatory minimum time in prison upon a conviction.
Why You Need Landsberg Law Office
Being convicted of a felony will put you at a distinct disadvantage in society. A felony conviction can have immigration consequences of you are not a citizen. It can prevent you from obtaining licenses in pharmacy, nursing, law, real estate, and more. You will lose voting rights and the right to own or possess a firearm. Finding employment and housing will also be difficult.
You need someone to fight for you in seeking the most optimum result possible based on the facts of your case. Our firm understands what is at stake and will use every legal avenue to help you achieve a favorable outcome.
Call us at (808) 468-7292 or contact us through our online request form today.