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DUI Penalties in Hawaii

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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 19 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 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 Kevin O'Grady today and request your confidential case evaluation.

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