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DUI Penalties in Hawaii

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Alcohol and car keys - Hawaii DUI Penalties

Any type of criminal conviction can be life-changing. In situations involving DUIs and other drunk driving-related offenses, however, you could be facing repercussions on multiple levels. Unlike other criminal matters, DUI offenses will require two hearings: one in the criminal courts and another hearing with Hawaii's Administrative Driver's License Revocation Office.

If you have been arrested for DUI in Honolulu, your case will be time-sensitive. You could only have a limited amount of time to request a hearing with the ADLRO. I, Attorney Kevin O'Grady, have 20+ years of legal experience and am a member of the National College for DUI Defense. I know how to protect your rights, driving privileges, and freedoms.

Do you want to learn how I can help you beat your DUI charge in Hawaii? Call The Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC at (808) 521-3367 now!

DUI Convictions Are Costly

Because the stakes can be incredibly high in DUI cases, it will be imperative that you work with a skilled Honolulu DUI attorney as soon as possible. Even first time-offenders could be faced with serious consequences, including a permanent criminal record. DUI convictions in Hawaii carry the following penalties:

First offense

  • Fines not exceeding $1,000 plus other associated mandatory court costs
  • Driver's license revocation for up to 1 year
  • Jail is authorized and the judge may impose it within his discretion
  • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device if you wish to operate your vehicle during the license revocation period
  • Alcohol assessment and treatment
  • Community service
  • This conviction does not drop off your record

Second offense

  • Not less than 240 hours of community service work OR not less than 5 days but not more than 30 days of imprisonment, of which at least 48 hours shall be served consecutively
  • No less than $500 but not more than $1,500 in fines
  • Revocation of no less than 18 months nor more than 24 months with an ability to drive with the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) at the driver’s expense
  • A surcharge of up to $50 and a second surcharge of up to $50

Third offense

  • A minimum of ten days jail and a maximum of thirty days jail
  • Fines not exceeding $2,500
  • Maximum license suspension for 5 years
  • Installation of an IID at driver's expense if you want to drive during the license revocation period

Fourth offense

  • Class C Felony!
  • Up to 5 years imprisonment

Former Prosecutor & Military Experience

Whether you are currently facing a first-time offense or have been arrested for multiple offenses, you deserve committed advocacy by a devoted legal professional. You need a Honolulu DUI lawyer who not only understands what is at stake in your case – but does everything possible to ensure the protection of your rights, interests, and freedoms.

Some of my former legal experience includes:

  • Deputy City Prosecutor and Chief Prosecutor
  • Special Assistant US Attorney
  • Trial Counsel and Senior Trial Counsel (military prosecutor)
  • Maricopa County Sherriff's Deputy
  • Arizona Peace Officer
  • Legal Instructor in Criminal Law, Evidence, and Ethics
  • Paralegal Instructor in Criminal Law, Evidence and Ethics

My extensive military training has also instilled a very strong, innate, and primal sense of duty, loyalty, and morality. I apply this same discipline when defending the rights and freedoms of my clients. With every action I take, every decision I make, and every result I deliver, you can tell that I have qualified knowledge of both sides of the fence. My actions are calculated and planned – all for your benefit.

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Never failing to understand that a criminal arrest can change my clients' lives, I have a genuine compassion for my clients. I investigate meticulously to secure persuasive defense strategies and fight zealously to obtain favorable evidence. I litigate fiercely to ensure the best possible outcome. I do all of these things because my clients deserve it.

Contact our DUI lawyer in Hawaii today and request your confidential case evaluation.

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