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Felony And Misdemeanor Attorneys In Honolulu, Hawaii

Criminal cases are classified as either felonies or misdemeanors, depending on the seriousness of the crime. Misdemeanor crimes are generally the less serious of the two types of crimes and carry penalties that include up to one year in jail, monetary restitution, and fines. Felony charges are more serious and can include multi-year prison terms, major fines and, in some cases, the death penalty. Our goal at Harrison & Matsuoka is to lessen your sentence, even if you have already confessed to a crime or the prosecutor has overwhelming evidence of guilt. We work hard to minimize exposure to prosecutorial questioning, bargain with prosecutors to reach a plea agreement, and eliminate counts through motions to dismiss counts or suppress evidence.

Reduced or alternative sentencing may also be an option in certain cases. Our attorneys can help you petition the courts for probation, house arrest, or community service rather than jail time. Judges usually consider the severity of the offense and your criminal record when deciding sentences. Juries are impressed by the clear and forceful presentation of evidence. Our attorneys help to tell your story in court so that you can get your voice heard and achieve the best possible outcome based on your case. In our over 35 years of practice, we have represented clients in criminal cases involving:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Animal cruelty
  • Antitrust violations
  • Arson
  • Battery
  • Conspiracy
  • Counterfeit bills
  • Drug distribution
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering
  • Murder/homicide
  • Racketeering (RICO)
  • Rape (sexual assault)
  • Sexual abuse
  • Theft
  • Trafficking
  • Weapons possession charges

Contact our offices by calling 808-501-0408 or emailing us to speak to an experienced trial lawyer. We are a 24-hour law firm; so call anytime, day or night.