Felony DUI

Aggressive Felony DUI Defense in Honolulu

Experienced Honolulu DUI Defense Ready to Fight for You

At The Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC, I have successfully tackled hundreds of DUI cases. Qualified to represent clients in anything from ADLRO hearings to complex military DUI charges, no allegations are too serious for me to combat.

My military training has engrained a strong sense of duty in me, a discipline that I apply to every client's defense. As your Honolulu felony DUI lawyer, I am ready to provide skilled, ethical, time-tested representation that gets results.

The bottom line: If you are facing a felony DUI charge, you are looking at life-changing penalties. You need world-class advocacy in your corner—and urgently.

Choose Kevin O'Grady for Top-Tier DUI Defense in Honolulu

  • I formerly served as a senior military prosecutor and a deputy prosecutor
  • High ratings and recommendations from past clients
  • You can reach me for answers around the clock, 24/7
  • Advocacy fueled by a genuine empathy for clients and strong sense of ethics

Your liberties and your future are all at stake. I understand this, and I am prepared to utilize my experience to make certain that your every right is respected and upheld. 

In a free case evaluation, I can thoroughly discuss your best possible defense strategies, and as your case builds, I will aim to keep you informed of every development. You can find accessible, experienced felony DUI defense today!

Need a Felony DUI Lawyer in Honolulu? Contact Us Now at (808) 521-3367 for a Free Consultation.

When is a DUI Charge a Felony in Hawaii?

Most DUI charges in Hawaii are misdemeanors, which still carry serious penalties such as steep fines and a criminal record. However, you can face harsher penalties of a felony if you are charged with a third or subsequent DUI or OVUII offense.

Consequences of a Class C Felony DUI in Hawaii

  • Up to 5 years in prison
  • $10,000 fine

A DUI charge can also escalate to a felony if you are accused of causing a DUI accident, especially if someone was injured or killed in the crash. For DUI manslaughter, you could be charged with a Class B felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

Secure a Strong Defense Against Felony DUI Allegations

My clients have told me that they don't feel like they are a case number at my firm, and neither will you. I make it a point to get to know every client, delivering the outstanding advocacy that everyone deserves through personalized service and knowledgeable representation. Don't hesitate to see how I may be able to beat your felony DUI charge.

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Local Resources and Support for Felony DUI Charges in Honolulu

Facing a felony DUI charge in Honolulu can be overwhelming, but you don't have to navigate this challenging time alone. The Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC understands the unique aspects of the local legal landscape and is here to help you every step of the way.

Honolulu residents can benefit from various local government entities and resources that provide support and information for those dealing with DUI charges. The Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney's Office and the Honolulu Police Department are key players in the legal process, and understanding their roles can be crucial in building a solid defense.
One of the significant pain points for individuals facing felony DUI charges in Honolulu is the potential impact on their daily lives. With the city's bustling traffic and strict law enforcement, a DUI conviction can lead to severe consequences, including loss of driving privileges, hefty fines, and even imprisonment. Additionally, the social stigma and potential job loss can be devastating.
At The Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC, we are deeply familiar with these challenges and are committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation. We know the streets of Honolulu, from the busy H-1 Freeway to the scenic routes of Ala Moana Boulevard, and we understand how a DUI charge can disrupt your life. We aim to minimize the impact on your future and help you get back on track.

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Common DUI Questions

  • What is considered to be a DUI in Hawaii?
    Like most other states, drivers found to be operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08% or higher will be arrested for DUI. In order to measure a driver's BAC, officers often subject drivers to breath tests, blood tests, or urine tests. In other instances, a police officer may ask a driver to participate in a field sobriety test. In Hawaii you can be charged with per se (BAC) and or with impairment (regardless of your BAC).
  • I was arrested for a DUI. When should I talk to a lawyer?
    Immediately. In the state of Hawaii, a police officer will issue an instantaneous driver's license revocation upon a DUI arrest. Your attorney can take steps to request and or preserve evidence early after your arrest and can also speak with witnesses or visit the scene close in time to your arrest. Your attorney will be able to represent you during this administrative hearing, as well as any type of criminal proceeding thereafter.
  • What will happen to my driver's license if I do not petition a license revocation?
    If you fail to take action and request a hearing in a timely manner, you could be jeopardizing your driving privileges. Upon arrest, an arresting officer will issue you a Notice of Administrative Revocation. This notice will serve as a temporary driving permit for 30 days. An in-person administrative hearing must take place within 24 days of receiving a Notice of Revocation. Failure to take action on a first-time DUI offense could result in a mandatory driver's license revocation for up to 1 year.
  • Is it required by law to take a breath or chemical test?
    You do have the right to refuse a breath or chemical test, however, you will also face possible penalties as a result of refusing a chemical test. Admittedly, chemical tests are prone to error and inaccuracy, however, it will be imperative that you listen to law enforcement officers. Refusal of a breath or chemical test could result in a license revocation for up to 2 years on a first-time offense.
  • What happens if I failed a field sobriety test?
    Do not assume that your case will rely solely on the results yielded during a field sobriety test! Even if you have failed a field sobriety test, these tests are not always accurate and often do not take in special circumstances of the person taking the test.

    For example, people with health issues, coordination issues, or sight issues may not perform in a way that would suggest sobriety. Additionally, other external factors, such as uneven roads, weather, stress, or improper administration by the police officer could lead to erroneous results.

Let's Fight Together

  • Charged with DUI or OVUII in Honolulu? Discover how we can fight for your freedom!
  • With a history of successful results. We can fight together.
  • Hear from my former clients. Although I focus on the facts and the ethics of a case, I also make it a point to take the time to get to know my clients.