Criminal Law

Experience and preparation are essential elements of a criminal defense

For over 35 years, we have aggressively defended our clients in state, federal, military, and appellate courts. Through each stage of the litigation process, we prepare to protect your rights and look out for your best interests. When re brought in for questioning, we help you filter the information you disclose to the police. Remember, anything you say i used against you in court. Once charged with a crime, our attorneys seek pre-trial resolutions to the case, such as motions to dismiss. If your matter proceeds to trial, we will call on our investigative experts and our litigation support team to prepare a solid defense. At trial, our attorneys work to minimize your exposure, eliminate counts, and reduce jail time.

We handle a broad range of criminal cases involving:

Remember, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Police and prosecutors will work hard to see that you are convicted. When you or a loved one is charged with a crime, know your rights, and find an attorney who will protect your interests:

  • You have the right to remain silent.
  • You have the right to an attorney present during police questioning.
  • You have the right to be protected against improper search and seizure.
  • You have the right to a trial before a judge and jury.

Get to know your legal options at (808) 523-7041, or email us to meet with our attorneys face-to-face. The sooner you call us, the better we can protect you.

A Hawai’i-based law firm with national and international reach

The Honolulu firm of Harrison & Matsuoka, Attorneys at Law, represents clients throughout Oahu, Maui, the Big Island of Hawaii,  Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai. We can represent you in the state, federal, military, and appellate courts. We are licensed to practice law in New Jersey and California, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Engagements with local clients have taken us into international jurisdictions, as far as Japan, the Philippines, and New Zealand.