Sometimes family problems lead to related criminal matters requiring legal representation before the Hawaii Family Court on its criminal calendar. Many other law firms refer out their criminal cases, but Farrell & Perrault attorneys have the skill and experience to represent you so that all of your family law matters can be handled by one law firm. The result is more efficient and effective representation.
The Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Calendar handles criminal charges for domestic violence and violations of Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs) or Orders for Protection. The maximum penalty for these offensives is a $2,000 fine or up to one (1) year imprisonment.
The leading charge for domestic violence in Hawaii is “Abuse of a Family or Household Member.” The charge encompasses abuse against: spouses, persons who have children in common, step-children, persons in a dating relationship, and persons related by blood. Two other criminal charges related to Family Law include Reckless Endangering of a Child and Custodial interference.
If you are arrested and charged for any violation of a domestic violence statute, you have the right to remain silent when questioned by law enforcement, and you have the right to have an attorney present during questioning by a law enforcement officer. If you are arrested for any of the foregoing offenses, call Farrell & Associates for a free consultation.