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Pandemic and the Parks
Pandemic and the Parks

Can I really get a criminal record from a citation I received for being in a park closed because of the COVID-19 emergency? Yes. Being in a park closed because of the state emergency is a criminal misdemeanor under Hawaii’s Emergency Management laws. It is punishable by a ...

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Blog posts in Criminal Defense

  • COVID-19 and Military Crimes

    If you are wondering how the COVID-19 emergency impacts your military case, the Law Office of Victor Bakke is here to assist you. Criminal ...

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  • How Are Rape Cases Handled in the Military?

    When a member of the military is accused of committing a sex crime , be it rape or sexual assault, they will be charged under Article 120 of the ...

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  • Understanding Your Rights During a DUI Traffic Stop

    If you have ever been pulled over for suspected drunk driving in Hawaii, you know that it's not a pleasant experience. To make matters worse, you may ...

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  • Could an Honest Mistake Lead to Tax Evasion Charges?

    Simply put, it is a crime to provide misleading or false information on your taxes. Whether you intentionally underreport your income, use a fake ...

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  • Understanding the Sexual Assault Laws in Hawaii

    In the state of Hawaii, most sex crimes will fall under the scope of first, second, third or fourth degree sexual assault. While there were previously ...

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  • Will I Go to Jail for a First-Time DUI Offense in Hawaii?

    In Hawaii, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. More specifically, you cannot drive with a blood ...

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