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Protecting Your Rights & Freedom After an Arrest

When you have been arrested for DUI, it may appear that you have no hope and that the case against you is unbeatable in court. With the help of a skilled Honolulu criminal defense attorney, challenging DUI evidence could lead to a case dismissal, reduced charge or an acquittal when your case goes to trial. By retaining the services of a Honolulu criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of Steve Cedillos, you will be getting a dedicated legal representative who will take immediate action to defend your rights and could challenge the evidence against you in court. I have more than 20 years of experience as a litigator and I am prepared to take an aggressive approach to help you fight back.

Schedule a free case evaluation for your case today by calling (808) 201-0496.

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If you have been charged with drunk driving, it is important to understand the types of evidence that will be used against you, and how that evidence can be challenged. For example, field sobriety tests, which are used to gain more evidence of intoxication, may have serious errors. These tests are often easily challenged as the officer may not have followed the guidelines in the correct administration of the tests. Additionally, the results from breath and blood tests could be challenged by proving that a lab did not follow correct procedures with testing, analysis or preservation of the sample.

There are many ways to challenge a DUI, such as:

  • Challenging the blood sample collection process
  • Challenging the storage of a blood sample
  • Challenging how the blood was tested
  • Challenging why you were stopped
  • Challenging the behavior of the arresting officer
  • Challenging the results of the breathalyzer test

There are various actions that could be undertaken to successfully challenge the DUI evidence presented by the prosecutor, but it takes the skills of an experienced Honolulu DUI defense lawyer to do so. If you are facing DUI charges, call my firm today and get the legal representation you can depend on to aggressively fight the evidence against you.

Charges and Penalties for DUI in Honolulu

In Honolulu, a plea bargain is not generally offered for a DUI charge. For a first-offense DUI, there is no minimum required jail time, but if there are additional aggravating factors, however, jail can be imposed. Such aggravating factors can include:

  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Driving with children in the car
  • An incredibly high BAC
  • Zero tolerance
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol
  • Out-of-state DUI convictions
  • Reckless driving/accident

Offenders may be required to pay a fine that ranges anywhere from $150 - $1,000 and have their license suspended for one year. The courts may also assign the driver up to 72 hours of community service and require them to enroll in an alcohol abuse program. For a second offense, a convicted individual might face fines of up to $1,500 and 14 days in jail, as well as a two year license suspension. In some cases, 240 hours of community service might be exchanged for jail time. A third offense may incur penalties of a month in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Depending on the severity of the situation, a judge could revoke an offender's license for up to 5 years. As you can see, for every repeat offense, the DUI penalties greatly increase.

Hire a Honolulu DUI Attorney You Can Trust

Do not face your DUI charges alone. It can severely alter your case results and you may face fines and jail time that you could have avoided or minimized with an experienced Honolulu DUI attorney's assistance. Please call my office as soon as you can to make an appointment with the Honolulu law firm that has been in practice for more than two decades!

I understand Hawaii DUI law and how to defend my clients who are facing DUI charges, so speak to a DUI lawyer at the Law Office of Steve Cedillos. Dial (808) 201-0496 now!

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