Facing a charge under Hawaii statute § 127a-29 can be frustrating. But if you’re found guilty, the consequences can be devastating. Get help avoiding a conviction by reaching out to a criminal defense lawyer in Honolulu.
There are many different types of crimes you could be charged with under statute 127a-29. Fortunately, you are entitled to defend yourself and attempt to clear your name of all charges. You do have the option to work with a public defender, but hiring a Michael Fayard, Attorney at Law means your case will get the personalized attention it deserves.
Honolulu 127a-29 could seriously impact your life if you don’t adequately defend yourself. The penalties can far exceed legal ramifications, so it is critical that you reach out to a qualified lawyer who has the experience and training you need to obtain an acquittal.
What Is Hawaii Statute § 127a-29?
Hawaii statute 127a-29 describes what the legal consequences of a misdemeanor conviction are. Specifically, it states that violations of the emergency stay-at-home order are considered a “full” misdemeanor crime. A misdemanor provides you with the right to a trial by jury, maily because of the harsh penalties on conviction. For instance, if you are found guilty of violating the state’s stay-at-home order, the consequences can be severe including up to one year of your life in jail, and a maximum fine of up to $5,000.
This is just one example of a crime that is considered a misdemeanor in Hawaii. Some crimes are considered “petty” misdemeanors, which do not provide you with a right to a jury trial. Some other types of crimes that could result in misdemeanor charges, both full and petty, include:
- Operating a Motor Vehicle under the influence (OUI)
- Disorderly conduct
- Drug possession
Honolulu 127A-29 also states that any individual who knowingly or intentionally destroys, loses, or damages a warning device, a protective device, a signal device, or a shelter can be sentenced to up to one year in jail and be fined the cost of replacing the lost, destroyed, or damaged device.
Defending a Misdemeanor Crime in Honolulu
The type of defensive strategy that will best suit your case will be largely based on the type of misdemeanor you were charged with.
For example, if you were charged with a DUI, it may be possible to argue that you were stopped unlawfully, or that the chemical blood alcohol concentration (BAC) results were inaccurate. Or if you were charged with shoplifting based on a witness account, arguing that your identity was mistaken could be the right option for you.
In some instances, accepting a plea agreement may also be the best option. Your criminal defense lawyer in Honolulu must carefully review the details of your case to determine which defense is most likely to produce a favorable outcome in your case.
Get in Touch with a Misdemeanor Lawyer in Honolulu
When you are ready to get help with your charges under Honolulu § 127a-29, but you aren’t sure how to proceed with your case, contact dedicated Honolulu misdemeanor lawyer, Michael Fayard, Attorney at Law, for assistance.
I am proud to offer complimentary consultations to the accused in Honolulu. Take advantage of this opportunity and give the office a call at 808-445-6708 or complete the quick submission form below when you are ready to schedule yours.