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What to Do After an Arrest in Honolulu

Being arrested for a crime may be one of the most stressful experiences you will ever have to face. Suddenly, you find yourself in handcuffs and being led into the backseat of a police car, on your way to the station to be booked and possibly held in jail. How has this happened to you? Maybe you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Perhaps you have been falsely accused. Maybe you made a serious mistake in the heat of the moment. It could even be that you have been the subject of an ongoing investigation. However it happened, there is one thing you must now do: hire a Hawaii criminal defense lawyer.

Get 30 Years of Experience on Your Side

Come to the Law Office of Steve Cedillos now for a confidential consultation. With more than 25 years of experience working in the criminal justice system as a lawyer in Hawaii, I am prepared to guide you through this situation and fight to defend your rights. You cannot safely discuss the case with anyone but your lawyer - statements you make to law enforcement could be later held against you as evidence - but anything you tell me will be held in confidence under the attorney-client privilege.

You can tell me your side of the story, you can explain why you are innocent, or you can even confess to me if you so choose. Based on the information you provide, I will then go about developing a strategy to clear your name and help you avoid the serious consequences you face.

My firm is prepared to assist you with any of a wide variety of different types of charges, including:

When I accept a new client, I take into account all of the issues that may be involved in the case, such as if the charges against you may expose you to the risk of being selected for deportation. Furthermore, I represent service members in military criminal defense cases at summary, special or general courts martial.

Don’t wait to put a skilled Honolulu criminal defense lawyer in your corner. Call (808) 201-0496 today.

Client Reviews

  • “Experienced, caring and reliable, with a critical eye for details that can make all the difference, Steve is all about Aloha with skill and legal grit.”

    Rachel P.

  • “First class , defense attorney from start to finish , I never was nervous or afraid even though I had potential jail time if convicted, my case was won.”

    Richard W

  • “He truly cares about the outcome for others and loves his job. Would recommend him to anybody on island.”

    Zachary A.

  • “Very caring and helpful. Couldn't have done it all without Steve. He made a horrible experience bearable!”


  • “Mr. Cedillos was very knowledgeable with the law and very effective in his performance which resulted in a successful outcome for me with my situation.”


Why Choose Attorney Cedillos?

  • 30+ Years’ Experience

  • Excellent Client Reviews

  • Free Consultations

  • Litigation Attorney

  • Weekend Appointments Available

  • No Team Delegation