Crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as crystal meth or ice, is the most widely used illegal drug in Hawaii. Users and distributors of the drug have been targeted by multifaceted and intense federal, state and local law enforcement efforts.
Drug law reform can help to reduce prison populations and alleviate unnecessary and costly overcrowding. It can add to state tax coffers. And it can increase respect for the law. Nationwide, marijuana reform is by far the most popular type of criminal justice reform.
When you find yourself in a threatening situation, do you have the right to defend yourself? The obvious answer is yes. But the circumstances surrounding your situation have a tremendous impact in determining if it was legal for you to use deadly force.
A court-martial is a military court that tries cases involving military offenses. The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) establishes three forms of courts-martial, which differ in their composition and the penalties they can impose.
Domestic violence laws vary widely from state to state. Based on their domestic violence arrest statutes, states are considered mandatory, preferred, or discretionary arrest states. Hawaii is one of several discretionary arrest states.
If you are charged or arrested for a criminal act, do you know your rights? As a United States citizen and resident of Hawaii, your rights are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the laws of your state.