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Honolulu DUI And Traffic Law Blog

There is more than one type of reckless driving

Reckless driving is every bit as serious as it sounds. There are two primary reasons for this:

  • When you act in a reckless manner it increases the likelihood of an accident
  • The penalties for reckless driving can be serious, including a heavy fine and the loss of license

As a driver, it's important that you understand the rules of the road. Furthermore, it's critical that you follow these rules at all times.

Do you know the 3 standardized field sobriety tests?

There could come a point when you are pulled over by a law enforcement officer for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Even if you are 100 percent sober, it's possible that the officer will want to conduct a few tests to determine if you are drunk.

The consequences of DUI in Hawaii

Residents and visitors to Hawaii need to understand how serious it is to be charged with a DUI. Legislators are constantly enhancing the penalties for a conviction, making it essential to fight each charge that you receive.

Below, we wanted to discuss some of the potential consequences of a DUI conviction in Hawaii. We explore some of the penalties listed under the statute, as well as some of the other things that may happen to you that you may not be aware of at the time you are charged with the offense.

DUI checkpoints in Hawaii

Law enforcement has many different tactics that they can use to try to spot drunk drivers in Honolulu. The city increases the officers that it has on patrol during noteworthy events, hoping that they can catch drivers before they cause a serious accident.

Sobriety checkpoints are another common method that police use to curtail drunk driving. In Hawaii, it is not uncommon for motorists to encounter one of these checkpoints in a high-traffic area. Some drivers might not know what to do if they find themselves being stopped at a checkpoint, and may end up making their situation much worse. This post discusses what happens during a stop at a checkpoint, and what motorists should do in order to protect their rights. 

3 things to know about DUI in Hawaii

Many Hawaii motorists know that the state takes an extremely aggressive stance against impaired driving. The city of Honolulu has a large number of law enforcement officers looking for drunk drivers every single day.

Whether you are visiting the city or live somewhere on Oahu, you need to be aware of the potentially serious consequences that you may experience if you are convicted of a DUI offense. In this post, we wanted to discuss three things that you might not be aware of when it comes to a DUI stop and the eventual case that follows afterward. 

The basics of ignition interlocks

In Hawaii, motorists convicted of drunk driving have the option of having an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicles. These devices will allow the motorist to be able to operate their vehicles during the period that their licenses are suspended, provided the meet certain requirements. In this post, we discuss how these devices work, as well as the other important details that you need to know regarding interlocks should you be facing DUI charges. 

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