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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Hawaii on
Q: What can I do if someone harasses me through text messages?

I am a student here at BYU Hawaii, and have received a message ..I do not know how they got my number.

Lauren M. Sharon
Lauren M. Sharon answered on Jun 7, 2018

Depending on what was said and your relationship with the person, you might want to make a police report so that incident can be documented and the police can explore the possibility of pressing charges. If it continues, or if you feel that your safety and property if threatened by the messages,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Hawaii on
Q: Adopted daughter is 16 now. We got her at 14. Previously PTSD, child molestation, reactive attachment disorder issue.

Daughter now claims I sexually molested her. She is currently in the Philippines for a year. What is the civil and criminal statute of limitations in Hawaii to bring this false accusation on me? I looked it up. Could I be charged with 1st degree sexual assault, a Class A felony? I am contemplating... Read more »

Lauren M. Sharon
Lauren M. Sharon answered on Jun 7, 2018

I would suggest having a full, thorough consultation with an attorney, as I am unclear as to the details.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Hawaii on
Q: If I Recieve Messages From Someone Who Says He Will Kill Me if Im Around His Child Is That A Form Of Blackmail?

He Doesn't Have Custody Of The Child But I Come By To Visit The Mother Of The Kid, and He Feels As If Im Taking The Kid Away. He Started Sending Threats And Talking About My Family. Is That Black Mailing?

Lauren M. Sharon
Lauren M. Sharon answered on Jun 7, 2018

I think you need to clarify your question. I’m unsure what your asking.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Hawaii on
Q: Can a father have full legal and physical custody of one child and the mother full custody of the other child?

seeking separation from spouse. we would like for him to have full custody of our older son and me full custody of our younger son. Is that possible?

Lauren M. Sharon
Lauren M. Sharon answered on Dec 10, 2017

Yes, this is possible, so long as the judge is willing to sign off on the order. You should consult with an attorney regarding the consequences of such an agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Hawaii on
Q: What are the chances of me getting full custody of my 2 year old daughter if I'm the father?

Her mom committed adultry and is hardly ever home always out at the bars and with her boyfriend never did come home to sleep for over a month and only comes home to get ready and put on makeup and gone for the whole night and day after that sometimes several days

Lauren M. Sharon
Lauren M. Sharon answered on Dec 10, 2017

You should consult with an attorney, but unless the mother poses a danger to the child, it's unlikely she would lose custody of the child. 50/50 custody is most common in the state. The adultry probably won't be relevant.

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Q: How to can I get visitation if my child lives in hawaii and I live in Georgia ?
Lauren M. Sharon
Lauren M. Sharon answered on Dec 10, 2017

I would suggest consulting with a Hawaii attorney, as Hawaii would have jurisdiction over the child if the child has lived in Hawaii for over six months.

Depending on if you and the mother are married, a divorce or paternity case would have to be initiated. If there's already a divorce or...
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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Hawaii on
Q: If I am charged with a DWI will I lose my license when I go to court?
Lauren M. Sharon
Lauren M. Sharon answered on Dec 6, 2017

In Hawaii, both the ADLRO and the court has the power to revoke or suspend your driver's license.

The ADLRO is an administrative agency. It can revoke or suspend your driver's license if your blood, breath, or urine results show a minimum amount of alcohol (.08 or higher) or any drugs or...
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