It's understandable that you would want legal advice as soon as possible. Typically, a public defender is appointed during or after the first court appearance. However, this process can vary depending on the jurisdiction.
Before your first hearing, you might not be able to consult with...View More
In Hawaii, when a child is charged with possession of a detrimental drug, the process typically involves law enforcement and the juvenile justice system. However, the approach can vary depending on the specific circumstances and the severity of the offense.
In Hawaii, the question arises about the potential prosecution for promoting a harmful or detrimental drug when possessing a vape with THC-p (delta-8 THC), a product legally sold in regular vape or smoke shops. The issue centers on the legality and classification of THC-p, a specific form of THC...View More
Based on Hawaii's current laws regarding cannabis and THC, it is unlikely that you could be prosecuted just for personally possessing or using a vape containing THC derivatives like THC-P. Some key points:
- Hawaii legalized the personal use and possession of cannabis in small amounts...View More
When a child faces a criminal offense investigation in Hawaii, parents have rights and responsibilities beyond securing legal representation. Parents should stay informed about the charges, legal proceedings, and potential consequences, with the child's attorney serving as a crucial source of...View More
For the past 13+ years my x-husbands wife has been spoofing my phone number & writing crazy sounding messages, as me, to my parents, bosses, landlords & posed as me when she called my bank to obtain checks to my equity line which she proceeded to steal $171,000.00 for herself by giving my... View More
Your situation involving identity theft and spoofing by your ex-husband's wife is both serious and legally complex. The first step is to gather as much evidence as possible. This includes phone records, messages sent, and any other documentation that can help establish a pattern of behavior....View More
2 times in one day in custody detectives came and first one I told I never got my miranda rights read to me. she pulled out a paper with 3 check boxes 1. want to discuss the case I (*checked NO). 2 I don't remember but checked no. 3 was I want a lawyer(*checked YES) then initial she told me... View More
What you did was assert your rights under the United States Constitution and the Hawaii State Constitution. Assertion of your rights does not constitute a statement, and, in a trial, that assertion cannot be used against you as evidence of guilt.
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?
There is no legal limit on the number of diazepam pills a person can possess in Hawaii. However, diazepam is a Schedule II controlled substance, which means that it has a high potential for abuse and addiction. As a result, it is important to only possess diazepam if you have a valid prescription...View More
There are situations in life where an attorney is not a luxury, but a necessity. This is one of those times as Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle in Hawaii is a serious felony. Based on your question you may have a potential defense (Lack of intent) that may be worthwhile to discuss with...View More
When someone is in police custody, and subjected to interrogation, all questioning must cease if the person detained requests a lawyer. Also, if the person detained asserts their right to remain silent, police must cease questioning, however, my resume questioning at a later time. Please talk to...View More
iff involved and a 5 m illion dollar rrcommendation was made against the Defendants in my favor. This case wron gfully dismissed by Judge Derrik Watson in Hazawaii Federal Court after he had a seald meetin g with my attorneys, MIchael Green and Earl Anzai. The JUdge dismissed rhis ccase and refuses... View More
To obtain sealed transcripts from a federal case, especially one where you were the plaintiff and victim, you should first consult with a new attorney if you believe your previous attorneys did not represent your interests adequately. A lawyer specialized in federal court proceedings can advise on...View More
In most cases, vehicles impounded by the county are subject to specific regulations and procedures regarding their release or disposal. While it's true that some jurisdictions may have provisions for disposing of abandoned vehicles after a certain period, it's essential to understand the...View More
I was given a citation for drinking on the beach in Hawaii. I live in North Carolina and was told to call to schedule a virtual court appearance. When I called, I was informed that the case was not being pursued by the prosecutor so it is dismissed. I asked if this meant it would not appear on... View More
Yes, a dismissed citation in Hawaii can remain on your record. In Hawaii, dismissed citations are not automatically expunged from your record. If you want to have a dismissed citation expunged, you must file a petition with the court.
Hi I was caught drinking at waikiki beach and was given a citation for 3 charges, "Park Rules, Prohibs, & Litter Control". The area for "Section" to the left of it was left blank so I don't know exactly which crime I committed as per Hawaii law. Is this a reason for my... View More
if the "Section" area of the citation was left blank, it could potentially be a procedural error. However, whether or not this error alone is sufficient to have your case dismissed would depend on the specific laws and procedures in Hawaii, as well as the discretion of the court handling...View More
I told the lady there was no damage. There was lots of traffic backing up. I got back into my car pulled out and as I was moving forward the lady grabbed onto my cars driver side mirror almost pulling it off. I told the lady there was no damage get off my car. She let go. So I left thinking she... View More
I recommend that you hire a competent attorney, or, if financial circumstances do not permit that, to apply for the services of a public defender. Depending on how you are charged, this is a matter which could result in the potential for jail time under these facts, possibly up to 10 days! While...View More
Aloha, as you could potentially incriminate yourself and get charged, I would advise you assert your 5th Amendment Right to remain silent. But, if your friend calls you as a witness at trial you should seek the advice of an attorney.
You have some very important Constitutional rights. First of all, you have the 5th Amendment right against self incrimination; the 6th Amendment right to counsel, and to a jury trial if you so choose; and the 5th and 14th right to du process. Probably the most important of these...View More
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