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Typically, misdemeanors are minor crimes that can be taken care of quickly. However, it pays to have an experienced defense attorney on your side to ensure you won’t face any undue consequences. At Myles S. Breiner Attorney at Law, we work tirelessly to settle your case and pursue positive outcomes.
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Differentiating Misdemeanors from Petty Misdemeanors
In Hawaii law, misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $2,000. Petty misdemeanors, on the other hand, are the least serious type of criminal offense in Hawaii. A petty misdemeanor is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
What Crimes Are Considered Misdemeanors in Hawaii?
Common misdemeanors include minor drug crimes, assaults and DUI charges. Here are some specific examples of misdemeanor crimes are:
- Third-degree negligent homicide
- Fourth-degree sexual assault
- Fourth-degree arson
- Third-degree theft
- Promoting a detrimental drug in the second degree
Consequences of Petty Misdemeanors
While petty misdemeanors may seem quite harmless, you will notice the adverse effects if your charges are not dealt with correctly. Petty misdemeanors include:
- Reckless driving
- Driving without a license
- Disorderly conduct
- Promoting a detrimental drug in the third degree
Traffic violations such as reckless driving, excessive speeding, and driving without a license can particularly affect your personal life. Even if you face petty misdemeanor charges, you will likely need to pay a big fine and have your license suspended. In addition, your insurance coverage may be negatively impacted.
Misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors may not be seen as serious and dangerous crimes; however, the penalties they carry can badly affect your future. When you encounter these charges, you should have an attorney who understands every aspect of the criminal justice system to defend your interests.
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You can count on Myles S. Breiner Attorney at Law to defend your current and future interests involving any type of misdemeanor or violation. We offer flexible payment plans and office hours to suit your needs.
Call us at (808) 219-0880 or contact us online to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.