Hawaii Family Member Abuse Attorney

Hawaii Family Member Abuse Attorney

Criminal Abuse Cases in Hawaii Family Court

Abuse of a family or household member is a criminal offense in Hawaii. Abuse can be charged as a misdemeanor, or a felony, depending on the circumstances. Being charged with abuse can significantly impact your child custody case. For example, if the Hawaii Family Court concludes that a parent has been abusive, it creates a rebuttable presumption that the other parent should have physical custody of the children.

The Hawaii Family Court has a criminal division that handles abuse matters. If you are charged with abuse, you will want to be represented by a Hawaii attorney that is experienced in both criminal, and family law. An experienced family law attorney is better equipped to resolve your criminal abuse charge in a way that has the least impact on your child custody case.

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney for your Honolulu Abuse Case

I have practiced criminal defense as a deputy public defender in Hawaii, and in private practice, and am also an experienced family law attorney. I have successfully defended clients charged with abuse in jury trials and have negotiated plea agreements on behalf of clients that resulted in their charges eventually being dismissed. Let me help you resolve your abuse case in a way that will give you the best chance at a favorable result in your child custody/visitation case.

HawaiI Child Abuse

Criminal Abuse Cases in Hawaii Family Court

Abuse of a family or household member is a criminal offense in Hawaii. Abuse can be charged as a misdemeanor, or a felony, depending on the circumstances. Being charged with abuse can significantly impact your child custody case. For example, if the Hawaii Family Court concludes that a parent has been abusive, it creates a rebuttable presumption that the other parent should have physical custody of the children.

The Hawaii Family Court has a criminal division that handles abuse matters. If you are charged with abuse, you will want to be represented by a Hawaii attorney that is experienced in both criminal, and family law. An experienced family law attorney is better equipped to resolve your criminal abuse charge in a way that has the least impact on your child custody case.

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney for your Honolulu Abuse Case

I have practiced criminal defense as a deputy public defender in Hawaii, and in private practice, and am also an experienced family law attorney. I have successfully defended clients charged with abuse in jury trials and have negotiated plea agreements on behalf of clients that resulted in their charges eventually being dismissed. Let me help you resolve your abuse case in a way that will give you the best chance at a favorable result in your child custody/visitation case.

HawaiI Child Abuse