Defending First-Time Offenders From Harsh DUI Sentences
Facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) for the first time is immensely frightening. If convicted, you stand to lose out on housing options, career opportunities and educational opportunities. Your driving privileges could also suffer.
You can turn to Law Office of Brian S. Kim for defense representation from reliable Honolulu criminal defense attorneys. Our founding attorney, Brian S. Kim, spent years as a deputy district attorney for Oahu city and county. When you work with our team, you can count on our trial-tested litigators to protect you from a DUI.
What Happens If I Am Convicted Of DUI?
Far too many people underestimate how serious a DUI is. Although it is one of the most common charges in Hawaii, the state prosecutes it harshly. The penalties that you may face if convicted of a first-time DUI include:
- Fines between $500 and $1,000
- Between 48 hours and five days in jail
- Up to 72 hours of community service
- Mandatory rehabilitation programs
- Additional jail time of up to 48 hours and an additional fine of up to $500 if the accident involved a passenger under the age of 15
Fortunately, district attorneys are often willing to work with first-time offenders, especially those who do not have other offenses on their records. To receive the most lenient sentence available, your best chance is to work with an experienced Hawaii DUI attorney like Brian S. Kim. Drawing from his background as a prosecutor, he frequently gets his clients’ charges dismissed, reduced and acquitted.
Reach Out Today For Help – Make A Free Consultation
Do not assume that because this is your first DUI, you will not receive harsh penalties. Protect your future with the help of Law Office of Brian S. Kim. To schedule a free consultation, please call our Honolulu office at 808-796-5735 or send us an email today.