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Holcomb Law, LLLC, a limited liability law corporation, is owned and operated by Honolulu DUI attorney, criminal defense lawyer, and personal injury lawyer, Richard L. Holcomb.  In addition to serving all of Honolulu City and County, including the entire island of Oahu and appearing in all courts on Oahu, including the District Courts at Kaneohe and Ewa, Mr. Holcomb is a Hawaii DUI attorney, criminal defense lawyer, and personal injury lawyer.  Mr. Holcomb serves the islands (counties) of Hawaii, including Kona and Hilo, Maui (Lanai), and Kauai.


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DUI / OVUII Penalties

Have you Been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Hawaii?

Protect Your Future --  Before you plead guilty to a Honolulu drunk driving charge, learn your rights and understand your options by speaking with one of our skilled DUI defense lawyers about your case.

Under Hawaii state law, once you have been charged with violating the DUI statute the state will bring two kinds of concurrent proceedings against you, each of which will carry different types of penalties. The written citation will initiate criminal proceedings against you, while administrative proceedings are brought against your legal person, and therefore your license to operate a motor vehicle. Both types of proceedings must be handled separately, but both will result in the suspension of your driving privileges.

When you are arrested for DUI in Hawaii, the arresting officer retains your driver's license and issues a temporary license. The notice of suspension includes a notice of your right to request an administrative hearing, and the procedure you must follow. You will then have 6 days to request an administrative hearing if the notice was given to you personally, or from the date it was mailed. If you fail to submit a timely request your driving privileges will be suspended and your right to a hearing will be forfeited.

When compared with a bare minimum jail sentence of 48 hours, a non-minimum incarceration order for some states which can be anywhere from five minutes to an hour in jail, Hawaii enforces a minimum two days to Five days jail time for first time offenders found guilty of a DUI charge. For lawbreakers found guilty of a DUI charge and have been found to a limit of .15% BAC or more, will likely have an enforced sentencing with non-waivable terms and cannot benefit from parole or suspension of sentencing under any given circumstance for a prescribed duration of the court. Depending on the accord of arrest charges, Highly intoxicated Driving charges can merit an extended prison sentence and increased fines. The community damages and an accordance of court and probation and incarceration costs is also charged to the offender, with an average of $150 but no more than $1000 aimed at the reprobate as part of sentencing requirements.

There are heavy implications for a DUI charge criminally and administratively in the state of Hawaii. Your driving competency will be put into question and a DUI charge will be taken into consideration if you decide to get licensing to drive commercial vehicles as well as make an indelible mark on your criminal record.

A Honolulu, HI conviction from previous cases do matter. There is a five year look back window for previous convictions to count as secondary or tertiary offenses and will add sentencing and court ordered fines on a DUI arrest. Suspension for driving license also increases dramatically if an offender is found to have outstanding DUI arrest records in the past five years. There is a 14 hour mandatory substance abuse education program required for all convicted DUI offenders which compose of counseling and education on DUI and alcohol abuse. The court may impose an additional thirty day license suspension above the ninety day prescribed suspension period with no restrictive driving privileges depending on arrest circumstance. Seventy two hours of community service is also ordered with no less than 48 hours of imprisonment from a statutory five day sentence.

Contact A skilled DUI Attorney in Honolulu

The most crucial component of your defense is hiring a skilled Honolulu dui defense law firm that has a profound understanding of the Hawaii drunk driving laws that govern conviction, plea bargaining, appeal and sentencing for Hawaii. At Holcomb Law we are an established DUI practice that will make a significant difference in the outcome of your DUI charge. You can contact one of our skilled DUI lawyers either by phone or online. The first consultation is completely confidential and is free of charge.