Misdemeanor Defense Attorney in Honolulu, HI
Experience, Tenacity, & Commitment on Your Side
While misdemeanors are less serious offenses with lighter penalties, they still carry negative consequences that can affect you in the long run. These types of offenses can not only result in jail time, fines, and probation, a conviction can result in negative consequences for certain life opportunities once you have completed the criminal justice process. When facing any criminal accusation, it is vital that you seek help from a qualified defense attorney whose main goal will be to ensure that your case is handled professionally and thoroughly. This is so that a dismissal, reduced charges or sentencing, or probation in lieu of jail time can be achieved if possible.
At Landsberg Law Office, you can bring your case to a Honolulu misdemeanor defense lawyer who has extensive experience dealing with all manner of cases in the local courts. Our attorney has built a reputation for excellence due to proven case results, strong relationships with local judges and prosecutors, and for the thoroughness of case preparation. Protecting your legal rights and your future is paramount in any criminal case and our firm stands ready to do that through hard work, dedication, and tenacity.
Accused of a misdemeanor? Reach out to our firm for a free, initial case evaluation at (808) 468-7292 or through our online request form.
What are Misdemeanors in Hawaii?
In general, misdemeanors in the state of Hawaii are categorized as follows:
- Misdemeanors carry penalties of up to a year in jail and/or fines of up to $2,000
- Petty misdemeanors, which are less serious, carry penalties of up to 30 days in jail and/or fines of up to $1,000
Penalties can also include probation in lieu of jail time, community service, restitution to victims for medical expenses or stolen items, drug or alcohol education, monitoring, or treatment, suspension of your driver’s license, and other court-ordered programs.
Examples of misdemeanors in the state include simple assault, DUI, reckless driving, drug possession, shoplifting, fourth-degree arson, fourth-degree sexual assault, prostitution, driving with open containers of alcohol, domestic violence or abuse, and vandalism.
Examples of petty misdemeanors can also include reckless driving, driving without a license, disorderly conduct, prostitution, harassment, open container of liquor in a public location, promoting a detrimental drug in the third degree, or excessive speeding.
How you are charged and the penalties you will face in any criminal matter will be based on the facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest, whether you have any prior convictions, and any other aggravating factors.
Traffic offenses charged as misdemeanors or petty misdemeanors such as reckless driving, driving without a license or insurance, or racing can all lead to jail sentences and steep fines as well as spikes in your auto insurance premiums.
Ensure That You Understand All the Consequences
It is vital that in any misdemeanor charge you understand all of the potential consequences, especially of anything that is offered to you by a prosecutor. You should always consult with us in any criminal case so that you understand your position and what can be done to benefit you with proper defense actions.
Landsberg Law Office is here to help you with resolute and knowledgeable representation aimed at protecting your legal rights, ensuring that you are treated fairly, and helping you achieve the best possible outcome, whether it is a case dismissal, reduced penalties, probation in lieu of jail time, or other favorable outcome.
Work with a proven criminal defense lawyer – contact us at (808) 468-7292 today.