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Reckless driving laws in Hawaii

If you find yourself facing reckless driving charges in Hawaii, it helps to know what this means and what would be the likely consequences. In addition to considering criminal penalties, it is important to understand how these charges can affect your driver's license.

Generally, Hawaiian law defines reckless driving as operating a vehicle or riding an animal in a way that obviously puts other people or their property at risk of harm. The law does not list specific types of conduct that meet this definition.

What to do if you get a DUI in Hawaii while on vacation

Millions of people travel to Hawaii every year to enjoy the scenic views and delicious food. However, some people who visit have a little too much fun. Law enforcement is constantly on the lookout for any intoxicated drivers on the road. These efforts led to the arrests of 30 people in Hawaii during the week of the Fourth of July holiday.

When the police arrest a person who is from another state for driving under the influence, the legal proceedings tend to become a little more complicated than normal. For the individual arrested, it is paramount for him or her to contact an attorney immediately. Failure to do so can result in far more headaches down the road. 

3 reasons to hire a lawyer to fight a speeding ticket

When it comes to speeding tickets, most drivers will simply pay the fine and move on. However, it could actually work to your benefit to fight the ticket with an experienced attorney by your side. The exact amount you will need to pay will vary depending on the island you received the ticket on and how fast over the speed limit you went. 

The ticket for excessive speeding may fall between $500 and $1,000, so hiring a lawyer can save you money in the long run. However, there are other reasons why it may be in your best interest to have some help with this endeavor. 

Expensive SR22 auto insurance to avoid

Hawaii drivers whose licenses are in danger of suspension may want to start taking the issue seriously before they head to court. This is because license suspension is only the start of the consequences.

Drivers sometimes believe they can get the court matter over with, pay their dues with a brief loss of license and small fine, and put it all behind them. This is not so.

What is implied consent and how does it apply to DUI arrests?

Implied consent applies when consent is not directly given, but implicitly conceded by circumstances or actions. This means you consented to the possibility of being required to take a breathalyzer when you got behind the wheel.

Is it a requirement?

What happens if you drive without a license in Hawaii?

Your license expired a month ago, but you haven’t had a chance to get it renewed. As you drive into work, you hear sirens behind you. Looking down at the speedometer you realize that you are ten miles over the speed limit.

Now you have for two violations – speeding, and driving without a license. You know that speeding will probably result in a ticket, but what happens if you drive without a license in Hawaii?

The two parts of a DUI arrest in Hawaii

If you were recently arrested for a DUI, you are probably anxious about what will happen next. The consequences of a DUI are severe, affecting your life for years, so it is crucial to have a strong defense for your case. Hawaii DUI cases happen in two parts: an administrative and a criminal hearing. Here is an overview of what these hearings mean for you.

An introduction to SR-22

When it comes to driving, most people are doing their best to drive as safely as possible. However, whether it is done intentionally or not, unsafe driving does happen. The possibility of injury and damage is one of the main reasons the state of Hawaii requires drivers to have car insurance.

Because vehicles have the potential to cause large amounts of damage to people and their property, the law takes safe driving very seriously. There are penalties for different driving offenses and some of them can require drivers to file for a SR-22.


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