Sexual assaults are personal, highly emotional and embarrassing crimes. At the Law Offices of Myles S. Breiner, we provide a compassionate environment that puts your needs first. We defend adults and juveniles, and we guide our clients through the legal system in an efficient, positive manner.
Sex Charges Range In Severity
Sex crimes include:
Sexual assaults are categorized as either first, second, third or fourth degree. First-, second- and third-degree sexual assaults are felony charges, and fourth-degree sexual assault is a misdemeanor. Most sexual assault convictions require lifetime registration as a sex offender, which of course can have a massive negative impact on a person's life.
Why Hawaii Has A Large Number Of Sexual Assaults
Hawaii's history and culture contributes to a more liberal view of the age of consent. In Hawaii, it is legal for someone who is only 15 to engage in sexual relations with anyone age 20 and under. Persons above the age of 16 can have sex with anyone who is also at least 16. The previous age of consent in Hawaii was 13.
These consent guidelines lead to an increased number of juvenile sexual assault cases. People convicted of sex crimes can suffer life-altering consequences, including lifetime sex offender status and prison time.
Sex Trafficking And Prostitution Cases Are On The Rise
Immigrant farm workers can be vulnerable to sex trafficking and prostitution rings. This, combined with Hawaii's tourist trade, creates a prime environment for sex trafficking, which is a federal crime that carries significant consequences.
The Hawaii prostitution industry is significant. The prostitution industry follows the sun, so there is an increase in prostitution during the winter — and consequently, prostitution-related cases and incidences of sexual assault. We provide strong legal representation for dozens of prostitution and solicitation for prostitution cases in Hawaii each year.
Let Us Help You
Our practice focuses on your needs. We offer flexible payment schedules and office hours. Visit our office, conveniently located in Honolulu, for a consultation. Contact the Law Offices of Myles S. Breiner at 808-526-3426 or contact us online.