I grew up on Kauai and graduated from Waimea High School. After completing my... more
I grew up on Kauai and graduated from Waimea High School. After completing my education, I returned to Kauai and worked at the Prosecutor's Office for 12 years, the last four as the elected Prosecutor for Kauai. I then retired as a public servant and opened my own prvate practice specializing in criminal defense including DUI, evictions and collections in 2008.
If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Depending on the state, the specific crime is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated), OUI (operating under the influence), or OWI (operating while intoxicated). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.