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Hawaiʻi Criminal Law Attorneys

Hawai’i criminal law firm Harrison & Matsuoka handles felonies and misdemeanors, drug crimes, sex crimes, white-collar crimes, murder, and domestic violence cases. Harrison & Matsuoka, Attorneys at Law care about more than just the case, we care about our clients.

Facing a criminal conviction can be devastating to the accused person’s life, job, reputation, and family. We understand that this experience is traumatic and are prepared to handle your case in a sensitive matter by keeping your case confidential. You can expect to be taken care of before, during, and even after your case is settled.

Headquartered in Hawaiʻi

We serve clients throughout the Big Island of Hawaiʻi, Oahu, Maui,  Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai. Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in the state, federal, military, and appellate courts. We have also been admitted to the bar in Hawaiʻi, New Jersey, California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. In our representation of clients, we have traveled into international jurisdictions—as far as Japan, the Philippines, and New Zealand.

Advice for Criminal Defense

Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony we can help you. Our Hawaiʻi criminal defense lawyers can assist you with:

  • Seeking early termination of probation
  • Requesting a supervised release from jail
  • Expunging (sealing) a criminal record
  • Sealing electronic criminal records
  • Removing fingerprints
  • Filing an appeal

Defend Your Criminal Case

If you are convicted of a crime in Hawaiʻi you are subject to fines, probation, community service, and imprisonment. To preserve your freedom and future it is crucial to get help to defend your case in the strongest possible manner. Harrison & Matsuoka can assist you with:

  • Sex crimes
  • White-collar crime
  • Domestic violence
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • Murder charges
  • Drug crimes

A Reputation for Excellence in Hawaiʻi Criminal Defense Law

The Hawaiʻi court system, county clerks, court recorders, judges, and prosecutors have recognized us as a firm that has a reputation built on honor, loyalty, and professionalism. We pride ourselves on honesty and provide ethical legal representation. As a result, we have a longstanding and meaningful relationship with the Hawaiʻi legal community. Our reputation is why other lawyers, politicians, and police officers turn to us when they need legal representation. They know we will go the extra mile for our clients. We personally conduct investigations and accompany investigators to crime scenes. We do the footwork to make sure that no stone is left unturned in your defense. In court, we work zealously on behalf of our clients, and our dedication to our clients shows in every aspect of our legal representation. We have shown time and time again that we care about more than just the case, the well-being of our clients is a top priority.

We know the ins and outs of criminal defense in Hawaiʻi. We have experienced sex crime attorneys, drug crime criminal attorneys, and lawyers who can help you with misdemeanors and felonies. Our criminal defense attorneys handle each case with a hands-on approach that has earned accolades from local media.

We Have Experience with High-Stakes Litigation

Our high-profile criminal cases draw the attention of local newspapers and media outlets, including the Star-Advertiser, Hawaii News Now, KITV, KHON, and Civil Beat. We get this attention because our attorneys get results.

We use media attention to our clients’ advantage. Through public statements, we can counteract some of the negative publicity surrounding cases. Additionally, as a result of the publicity, our attorneys have been able to convince local bail bondsmen to discount their rates in high-profile cases. These are just a few of the ways we work to help our clients maintain some control over the media limelight. Please note that despite the media attention we receive, we are discreet, down-to-earth, and friendly. We value our clients’ privacy and do not attract undue attention. Protecting you and your reputation is of the utmost importance to us.

Contact Harrison & Matsuoka

Our attorneys are on your side. We listen to you. Even when you believe you are guilty, we strive to get you the best possible resolution. Just say, “I want a lawyer” and call the offices of Harrison & Matsuoka as soon as you are detained by police. We offer free consultations, even over the phone. We offer very reasonable rates and answer all questions in a straightforward manner. Call us or submit our online contact form.