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DUI Criminal Case & Trial

A DUI arrest can be prosecuted in court separately from the ADLRO license revocation process. If you have been arrested on the Big Island for DUI and a bond posted, you were probably given an order to appear in District Court in either Hilo, Waimea, or Kealakekua.

When you go to court you will be arraigned – that is, told what you are charged with, read your rights in a criminal case, and asked to enter a plea. If you plead guilty, you will be sentenced; if you plead not guilty, then further court dates including a trial will be scheduled. In Hawaii, there is no right to a jury trial for a first DUI offense! A trial in such a case will be decided only by a judge.

Someone drinking and driving

If you are convicted, whether by guilty plea or after trial, on a first DUI conviction, you will likely be sentenced to:

  • 14 hours of substance abuse rehabilitation and education counseling
  • One year revocation of driving privileges and installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in any vehicle you drive during that year
  • One or more of the following:
    • 72 hours of community service
    • 48 hours to 5 days in jail
    • Fine of $150 to $1,000
  • Additional assessments totaling hundreds of dollars

The penalties get substantially more severe with subsequent DUI convictions. Contact Eggert & Associates 24/7 to speak with Christopher Eggert, DUI attorney, to get a brief case evaluation over the phone, schedule a consultation, and get your DUI defense started now.

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