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DUI Lawyers in Hawaii

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Best DUI / DWI Attorneys in Hawaii

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best DUI defense attorneys in Hawaii. To rank Hawaii lawyers, including the best criminal defense and DUI lawyers, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The top criminal defense and DUI defense attorneys in the U.S. were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications.

This list represents some of the most highly accomplished drunk driving defense lawyers currently practicing in Hawaii. When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing DUI defense law (but our list comes close).
Kevin Gerard O'Grady
DUI / DWI Lawyer
Honolulu, HI
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Victor Bakke
Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyer
Honolulu, HI
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Hawaii Legal Resources

DUI / DWI Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA) - The DUIDLA is a nonprofit organization providing training and resources to DUI defense lawyers practicing in the U.S. and Canada. Attorneys represent those accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and other traffic and intoxication-related offenses. The DUI Defense Lawyers Association also provides continuing legal education (CLE) seminars.
National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) - The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD) is a non-profit, professional organization of attorneys focused on criminal defense who represent those accused of drunk driving, driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) and related charges. The NCDD was formed in 1995 and consists of some of the most knowledgeable and successful DUI defense attorneys in the United States.

Specialty Certifications in DUI / DWI

DUI Defense Law - The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD) is an organization that grants specialty or board certification for DUI Defense Law. The ABA has recognized the NCDD as an organization that is accredited to award certification in this specialty area of the law. The purpose of granting board certification in DUI Defense Law is to recognize DUI and DWI lawyers who focus their practice on representing men and women accused of drunk and impaired driving offenses. In order to qualify for board certification in "DUI Defense Law," the attorney must meet specific qualifications and apply for board certification with NCDD.

Hawaii Government and Court Resources

Department of the Attorney General of Hawaii

Department of the Attorney General of Hawaii - The Department of the Attorney General of Hawaii is headed by the Attorney General, appointed by the Governor. Serving as the chief legal officer for the state, the department is responsible for providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials. The Attorney General represents Hawaii in legal matters, both civil and criminal, and is actively involved in prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state. The department oversees the enforcement of laws, issues legal opinions, and addresses various legal issues, including consumer protection, environmental regulations, and public safety.

Hawai‘i State Legislature

Hawai‘i State Legislature - The Hawaii State Legislature operates as a bicameral body, consisting of the Hawaii State Senate and the Hawaii House of Representatives. The Senate has 25 members serving four-year terms, while the House comprises 51 members serving two-year terms. The Legislature is responsible for creating, amending, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties encompass formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy matters such as education, healthcare, and environmental regulations.

Hawaii State Judiciary

Hawaii State Judiciary - The Hawaii State Judiciary is responsible for the fair and impartial administration of justice within the state. Its duties encompass interpreting the law. Hawaii's unique cultural and geographic diversity adds complexity to its legal landscape, and the judiciary plays a vital role in addressing these specific challenges. With a commitment to inclusivity and accessibility, the Hawaii State Judiciary strives to protect the rights of all residents and maintain the rule of law in the Aloha State.

Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii

Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii - The Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii serves as the highest judicial authority in the state, responsible for interpreting and upholding the law. Its primary role involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the correct application of state laws and the constitution. The court's duties encompass hearing a diverse range of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, and establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners throughout Hawaii. Additionally, the Hawaii Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, handling attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and disciplining lawyers to maintain professionalism and ethical conduct within the legal profession statewide.

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