What Are Offenses Against Family And Incompetents
In the State of Hawaii, offenses against family and incompetents are charged under Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) Section 709. Offenses against property rights are mostly classified as either Class C felonies or misdemeanors. The type of classification determines the authorized sentence.
If found guilty of a felony, the Hawaii paroling authority will determine the minimum amount of time served and eligibility for parole. This will be determined at a separate hearing after trial. Class C felonies are punishable with up to 5 years imprisonment.
If found guilty of a misdemeanor, the judge will determine the sentence. There are two types of misdemeanors:
- Misdemeanors are punishable with up to one year imprisonment and fine of $2,000
- Petty misdemeanors are punishable with up to 30 days imprisonment and a fine of $1,000