Out of State DUI

Honolulu Out of State DUI Lawyer

Defending Those Who Are Facing Out of State DUI Charges in Hawaii

If you have been arrested in Hawaii and you do not live in Hawaii, you could be facing strict penalties under Hawaii's state DUI laws as well as your home state's driver's license laws. As a result, your driving privileges will not only be jeopardized while in Hawaii but could also be at stake in your home state.

Do not risk losing your driving privileges. Contact our Honolulu out of state DUI attorney by calling (808) 521-3367 today at the Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC, to defend your rights.

What To Do If You Are Charged With an Out of State DUI in Hawaii?

If you are visiting Honolulu and have been arrested or charged with a DUI in the state of Hawaii, then you will need to take immediate action and speak with a Honolulu DUI attorney. If you are an out-of-state visitor, your home state may be notified of your DUI arrest in Hawaii. As a result, you may be facing potential penalties from both states.

DUI cases for non-Hawaii residents can be incredibly difficult. Though I understand how isolated and alone a criminal arrest can make you feel, I assure you that you do not have to take on this matter on your own. With the help of a tenacious and relentless Honolulu DUI attorney in your corner, you can have the resources that you need to stay on the winning side of a legal battle!

What Are the Penalties For an Out of State DUI?

Possible DUI penalties in Hawaii may include: 

  • Driver's license revocation
  • Possible jail time
  • Excessive court fees or fines
  • Increased insurance premiums
  • Other related DUI penalties in your home state

Why Hire The Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC

As a seasoned litigator, I have practiced, trained, and learned in various settings throughout the nation. This includes Hawaii, on the mainland, and abroad in foreign countries. Because of my vast experience and knowledge of local and state laws, I can provide my clients with the comprehensive legal representation that they deserve during difficult times in their lives.

Attorney Kevin O'Grady, ESQ. is backed by the following professional associations:

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Arizona State Bar Association

In addition to the above-mentioned professional affiliations, I have more than 25 years of legal experience to my name. I have worn multiple hats throughout the span of my legal career, including working as a former Deputy City Prosecutor, a former Senior Trial Counsel, and a former Peace Officer in Arizona. My practice has brought me to all areas of the country, and I use this unique experience to the advantage of my clients and their cases.

Contact An Experienced Out of State DUI Attorney Today

No matter how complex or incriminating your case may seem, you must know that you have defense options and strategies available to you. I focus the majority of my practice on DUI so that I can provide my clients with the dedicated defense that they deserve.

If you are ready to learn how I can help you, then I am ready to hear your side of the story. Call The Law Office of Kevin O'Grady at (808) 521-3367 and arrange a no-obligation consultation with our Honolulu out of state DUI lawyer.

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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