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Offenses Against The Person

Offenses against the person are charged under Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) Section 707.
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What Are Offenses Against The Person?

 

In the State of Hawaii, offenses against the person are charged under Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) Section 707.
First and second-degree murder (or their attempts) are the most serious offenses under Hawaii law and are punishable with life imprisonment. Other crimes are classified as felonies or misdemeanors. The type of classification will determine 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. There are three classes of felonies:

 

  • Class A felonies are punishable with up to 20 years imprisonment.
  • Class B felonies are punishable with up to 10 years imprisonment
  • 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

 

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Levels of Offenses Against the Person

CLASS A FELONIES
 

  • Manslaughter
  • Sexual assault in the first degree
  • Continuous sexual assault of a minor under the age of fourteen years
  • Promoting child abuse in the first degree
  • Extortion by use of firearm, explosive, or any dangerous weapon

 
CLASS B FELONIES
 

  • Negligent homicide in the first degree
  • Sexual assault in the second degree
  • Promoting child abuse in the second degree
  • Assault in the first degree
  • Extortion in the first degree
  • Electronic enticement of a child in the first degree

 
CLASS C FELONIES
 

  • Negligent homicide in the second degree
  • Sexual assault in the third degree
  • Promoting child abuse in the third degree
  • Assault in the second degree
  • Terroristic threatening in the first degree
  • Extortion in the second degree
  • Electronic enticement of a child in the second degree

 
MISDEMEANORS
 

  • Negligent homicide in the third degree
  • Sexual assault in the fourth degree
  • Terroristic threatening in the second degree
  • Extortion in the third degree

 
PETTY MISDEMEANORS
 

  • Reckless endangering in the second degree
  • Assault in the third degree

If you or someone you love is facing any of these or similar charges in the Hawaii court system, contact us immediately.

Even if the Stateโ€™s investigation is ongoing and you have not yet been formally charged, we can help protect your rights, and take proactive steps to mitigate your exposure to life-changing criminal penalties.

 

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