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Kamuela and Kona Homicide Attorneys

Since 1973, Olson & Sons have been providing competent legal services in Kamuela and Kona to clients from various backgrounds. We pride ourselves for having tried over 500 cases in both in-court and out-of-court settings.

In Hawaii, homicide is regarded as one of the most severe charges that one can face. Not only will this charge attract extreme legal consequences, you could also lose your rights and freedom.

Fighting a homicide charge is not easy as Hawaii laws are complex. Depending on the facts and the unique circumstances surrounding your case, however, you may be able to use certain defenses. The consequences will vary accordingly.

Regardless of the severity of your charges, the stakes in a homicide case are always considerably high. This is exactly why it helps to have an astute Homicide Defense attorney in your corner.

As experienced Criminal Defense attorneys, we understand this, and work diligently to fight for your cause by conducting extensive investigations and gaining thorough insights into the prosecution’s case.

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Types of Homicide Charges

In Hawaii, homicides and their associated penalties are classified as under:

  • First-degree murder: A Class A felony, this can result in life imprisonment.
  • Second-degree murder: This is also a felony that can result in life imprisonment if the court rules that the murder was particularly violent.
  • Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter: This is the result of someone carelessly causing the death of or purposefully causing the suicide of another person.
  • Negligent homicide: This refers to the careless operation of a vehicle, which resulted in the death of another person.

Classifications for Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular homicide is classified into the following:

  • First-degree negligent homicide: This charge is imposed when someone causes the death of another person while driving an automobile under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It is regarded a felony.
  • Second-degree negligent homicide: This charge is levied when someone negligently operates a vehicle and causes the death of another person. This is also considered a felony.
  • Third-degree negligent homicide: This is a misdemeanor charge. It is levied when someone operates a vehicle with simple negligence, causing the death of another person. Simple negligence refers to not acting in way that a reasonable person would act under the same circumstances. A careless mistake or inattention may lead to an injury or death.

Criminal Defense: Homicide/Murder

The team of Criminal Defense attorneys at Olson & Sons vigorously defends those facing homicide/murder charges in Kamuela and Kona.

It is crucial to choose the right lawyer to represent you and protect your rights in a murder case. In fact, it will possibly be one of the most important decisions of your life. You should choose an attorney who is capable of presenting your case in the best possible manner, thereby increasing the likelihood of achieving a positive outcome.

Hawaii law enforcement authorities take murder charges very seriously. The prosecutors will leave no stone unturned to ensure that you are convicted of the charges. With the wrong lawyer, you could be looking at facing some of the toughest penalties possible.

Speak to Kamuela and Kona Criminal Defense Homicide Lawyers for Legal Help

If you or your loved one has been arrested for or is facing charges of homicide or murder or attempted murder, time is of the essence. Without further ado, connect with a seasoned Kona Criminal Defense attorney or a Kamuela defense attorney at Olson & Sons today. We have vast experience in representing clients in and out of court. We will fiercely defend your rights and provide you with the aggressive defense you need to get the most favorable outcome in your case.

Call us at our Kona Office at 808-331-3113 or our Kamuela Office at 808-885-8533 to schedule a consultation. Alternatively, you can reach us by filling out the contact form on our website.