Honolulu Homicide Lawyer
For Homicide Defense, Experience Is Crucial.
Homicides are the most serious of all criminal offenses and convictions. Punishment can range from lengthy prison sentences to life imprisonment. When you are wrongfully charged with a crime that threatens your liberty, you need the most powerful resource you can secure.
Attorney Myles S. Breiner is that most powerful resource. With experience
in both prosecution and defense, he is your best bet to ensuring a fair
and just trial for your case.
Call us at (808) 219-0880 to schedule your consultation.
Which Types of Homicide Charges Could I Face?
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 imprisonment if the court finds the murder was especially heinous.
- Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter — This occurs when someone recklessly causes the death of another person or intentionally causes the suicide of another.
- Negligent homicide — This occurs when a careless/negligent operation of a vehicle 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.
- Second-degree negligent homicide 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 Charges:
- Misdemeanor Charge — Negligently operating a vehicle and causing substantial bodily harm to another person.
- Felony Charge — Negligently operating a vehicle and causing serious physical harm to another person.
What Does Justifiable Use of Force Mean?
According to Hawaii law, the use of deadly force may be permitted in very specific and limited circumstances; namely, when preventing a crime that will cause death or serious bodily injury and as long as there is no substantial risk to innocent persons.
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