Military DUI

Honolulu Military DUI Attorney

25+ Years' Experience Working in Your Defense

Every DUI case is a grave matter; however, few DUI cases are as serious as a military DUI charge. At The Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC, you can find the exceptional qualifications needed to handle all aspects of your case. Unlike lawyers who have only worked in civilian courts, I understand how the military and military law operates from my hands-on experience as an active duty service member. Contact me, a Honolulu military DUI lawyer, today for proven defense.

My legal experience includes service in roles such as:

  • Judge Advocate in U.S. Army
  • Senior Military Prosecutor
  • Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Deputy prosecutor

Not only am I well aware of how prosecutors operate, but I have a proven defense record as an accomplished Honolulu military DUI attorney. With discipline and a strong sense of duty instilled by my military training, I strive to always deliver the ethical, skilled advocacy each client deserves. Learn more about how I may be able to help you today: You can call my Honolulu firm 24/7.

Arrested for DUI while in the military? Don't hesitate to call (808) 521-3367 to request your free evaluationtoday! I am prepared to sit down with you to discuss your full defense strategy.

Military DUI Charges in Hawaii

With a military DUI, you could face life-altering consequences from all fronts. You could be confronted with Hawaii's criminal and administrative penalties as well as military administrative penalties. Both your freedom and your career are on the line.

Beyond jail, fines, and license revocation, you could face non-judicial punishment under Article 15 of the UCMJ, or you could face court-martial. This means you could face anything from a reprimand, to administrative separation to imprisonment and dishonorable discharge.

Other penaltiesunique to a military DUI include:

  • Revoked base privileges
  • Required treatment program
  • Reduction in grade
  • Bar to reenlistment
  • Negative NCOER/OER/Evaluation
  • Loss of security clearance
  • Removal from promotion list
  • Loss of command/leadership position

As a former prosecutor who has successfully handled hundreds of DUI cases, I realize what is at stake for you. That is why as a Honolulu military DUI attorney, I dedicate my practice to tirelessly protecting the rights of my clients.

Get Skilled Military DUI Defense Today

When you work with me, I will be honest about your case from the start. I will focus on understanding all the facts, reviewing the pertinent areas of DUI and military law, and then I will discuss the various legal routes you could take. As each case moves forwards, I ensure that my clients stay informed so that they can make empowered decisions about their future.

Time is of the essence. You cannot afford unnecessary delays when it comes to fighting for your liberty, reputation, and future. Discover how you can find the thorough, relentless military DUI defense you deserve.

If you are facing DUI charges while in the military, get over two decades of legal experience on your side: Contact Honolulu military DUI lawyer Kevin O'Grady today!

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.

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  • 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.