For Homicide Defense, Experience Is Crucial

Homicides are the most serious criminal offenses, and convictions can result in lengthy prison sentences. With experience in both prosecution and defense, attorney Myles Breiner is your most powerful resource when facing charges that threaten your liberty. At the Law Offices of Myles S. Breiner, we have the courtroom knowledge necessary to ensure you receive a fair and just trial.

Which Types Of Homicide Charges Could I Face?

There are several categories of homicide in Hawaii. Homicides can be classified as:

  • First-degree murder — This Class A felony can result in life in prison.
  • Second-degree murder — This felony can result in life prison if the court finds the murder was especially heinous.
  • Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter — Charges of manslaughter result when someone recklessly causes the death of another person or intentionally causes the suicide of another.
  • Negligent homicide — This occurs when operating a vehicle in a negligent manner causes the death of another person.

Classifications For Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular homicide is divided into first, second and third degrees.

  • First-degree negligent homicide is a felony that occurs when you cause the death of another person while negligently operating an automobile under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Negligent homicide in the second degree is also a felony, and is charged when you negligently operate a vehicle and cause the death of another.
  • Third-degree negligent homicide is a misdemeanor charge for causing the death of another person while operating a vehicle with simple negligence. Simple negligence means your conduct is such that you should know the risks involved or deviate from the way a reasonable person would act under the same circumstances.

Negligent injury felony charges can result if you negligently operate a vehicle and cause serious physical harm to another person. Misdemeanor negligent injury charges occur when a person negligently operates a car and causes substantial bodily harm to another.

What Does Justifiable Use Of Force Mean?

Hawaii law authorizes the use of deadly force in very specific and limited circumstances. The law states that deadly force may be used to prevent a crime that will cause death or serious bodily injury as long as there is no substantial risk to innocent persons.

How To Contact Us

At the Law Offices of Myles S. Breiner, we are dedicated to analyzing your case from all angles and developing a smart defense strategy. For your convenience, we offer flexible office hours and payment plans. Contact us online or by phone at 808-526-3426 for an in-depth consultation.