We live in paradise, but unfortunately, paradise may not always feel like paradise. Just like the mainland, we must deal with the police, prosecutors and criminal charges, including the debilitating consequences of conviction. Criminal charges not only take away your freedom and drain your wallet but they can also destroy your future goals. You can lose the ability to get financial aid, and educational and career opportunities. This is why who you choose to defend you is so important.
Experience where it counts
The criminal defense attorney at Harrison & Matsuoka has over 35 years of criminal law experience defending clients at the appellate, state, federal and military level. Along the way, he has received national recognition for his results and trial skills. And, at Harrison & Matsuoka, you get this legal superstar in your corner. Plus, you get local representation on O’ahu, Mau’i, Kaua’i, Moloka’i or any island.
Broad range of criminal representation
To avoid the present and future consequences of conviction, you need the strongest defense immediately. And, we can represent clients in a broad range of criminal charges. Charges include military, sex, homicide, white-collar, drug and computer offenses. We can represent you on both state and federal felony and misdemeanor charges, as well as international cases.
As part of your representation, we fight for more than just an acquittal, which may not be possible in every case. Depending on the nature of the case, we can help seek supervised release or early probation termination. We can also help expunge or seal a criminal record, including removing fingerprints and electronic criminal records.
We also have experience with high-profile cases and navigating media attention. Indeed, the Harrison & Matsuoka defense lawyer is a routine fixture on local news for many high-profile cases. He can use the media to his clients’ advantage to counteract the negative media campaign waged by police and prosecutors. He can also help with local bail bondsmen to get discounted rates in such cases. We help our clients take some control back, even when it seems like the media narrative is written.
Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty. You do not have to speak with the police without an attorney, and you should ask for one immediately. Anything that is said to a police officer, even the ones being nice, will be used against you or twisted in a way to put you in the most negative light possible.