The DUI lawyer at our firm has more than 20 years of experience. In this time, he has won more than 3,000 cases, including hundreds of DUI cases. Our firm, the Law Office of Victor Bakke, ALC, can offer aggressive representation you need. Contact us to seek positive results against the toughest charges.
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious charge that can lead to severe penalties. Law enforcement agencies have prioritized the prosecution of impaired drivers to ensure that they remain off of the road. Though the odds may seem stacked against you, an experienced DUI lawyer in Honolulu can help you fight for a reduction or dismissal of your charges.
Penalties for driving under the influence can severely impact your life, even for a first offense. Typical punishments include license suspension, hefty fines, and imprisonment, leading to unpleasant consequences such as loss of a job or diminished respect. When combined with additional charges or previous convictions, the penalties for DUI become even harsher.
The penalties for a first DUI offense may include:
The penalties for a second DUI offense may include:
The penalties for a third DUI offense may include:
When serious charges lead to increased need of defense, our firm is here to offer top-quality representation. Fill out a case evaluation form to discuss your case with a Honolulu DUI lawyer.
Once you have been arrested for DUI in Hawaii, your license will be confiscated. Under state law, driving is seen as a privilege and not a right—which essentially means that the state has the power to revoke your driving privileges as they see fit. You do not have to be convicted of a drunk driving offense in order for the suspension to go into effect. Simply being arrested for DUI will result in the revocation of your driver's license 30 days thereafter.
If you act quickly, you can request a hearing with the Administrative Driver's License Revocation Agency (ADLRO). In this hearing, you and your criminal defense attorney would have the chance to contest the impending suspension by establishing that it would be invalid, or otherwise illegal, for one or more reasons. If you fail to take action, however, your driving privileges will be automatically revoked. For this reason, timely action will be crucial after a DUI arrest.
You may be able to contest the suspension by proving that:
When combatting a DUI charge, you can trust the Law Office of Victor Bakke, ALC to offer the legal guidance you need. Our firm's Honolulu criminal defense attorney has sharp legal acumen honed by more than two decades of experience. Do not hesitate to contact an attorney as soon as possible after an arrest. The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner our lawyer can begin applying time-tested strategies to help you seek a favorable outcome in your case.
See how we can help you or a loved one avoid the severe penalties associated with a DUI conviction by contacting our office for an initial consultation: (888) 387-3216.