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Law enforcement agencies throughout Hawaii and the rest of the country make the prosecution of impaired drivers a priority and strive to ensure that they remain off of the roads. If you are charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you need to take this situation seriously, but you are not on your own.

Convictions for DUI are readily issued and can have long-term effects on an alleged offender's future. If the DUI charge includes bodily harm or the death of an innocent individual, you can even face felony charges. We can defend you.

Contact us to see how we can help you or a loved one avoid the severe penalties associated with a DUI conviction.

Penalties for DUI Convictions in Hawaii

    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:

    • Maximum of five days in jail
    • Up to $1,000 in fines and penalties
    • License suspension for 90 days
    • The penalties for a second DUI offense may include:

    • Maximum of 14 days in jail
    • Up to $1,500 in fines and penalties
    • License suspension for one year
    • The penalties for a third DUI offense may include:

    • Maximum of 30 days in jail
    • Up to $2,500 in fines and penalties
    • License suspension for five years

    When it comes to DUI charges in the state of Hawaii, you must realize the severity of the case, especially if aggravating circumstances are involved, such as:

    • Bodily harm
    • Vehicular manslaughter
    • Underage drinking
    • Prior DUI convictions
    • DUI resulting in an accident

    Whatever the case may be, serious consequences and heavy penalties can result. When you are in need of strong defense to combat a DUI charge, you can place your trust in our law firm and have confidence in the representation we provide. After being arrested under suspicion of drunk driving, it is essential that you obtain the help of our experienced firm.

      When serious charges lead to increased need of defense, our firm is here to offer top-quality representation. Contact us today to discuss your case with a Honolulu DUI lawyer.

      You don't have long to save your driver's license!

      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:

      • The officer did not have probable cause to stop your vehicle
      • The officer did not properly administer a breath or blood test
      • You refused to take a chemical test without knowing the penalties
      • The breath or blood test did not show a BAC of .08% or greater

      Contact The Law Office of Victor Bakke, ALC

      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.

      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. 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.

      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.

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