Honolulu, HI asked in Criminal Law for Hawaii

Q: Is it alright to use an airhorn to deter someone when they are getting aggressive?

There is this person who I've had words with that often times starts arguments from nothing, i.e. minding my business than they show up to yell about something. If I've had history of this person being verbally aggressive to start fights, can I use an airhorn as a way to fend them off?

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Mark Simonds
Mark Simonds
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Haiku, HI
  • Licensed in Hawaii

A: You are better off filing an ex Parte Petition for a Temporary Restraining Order, pursuant to Section 604-10.5 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes.

Once filed, and, if granted, follow through with service and attend the court hearing.

The self-help center of your local courthouse can assist you with the process.

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