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National DUI vs. Hawaii DUI

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“There’s three types of lies in the world: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Origin disputed. 

(Infographic courtesy of Project Know, using Department of Justice statistics).

Congratulations Hawaii! According the the US Department of Justice and the FBI our DUI arrests are way under the National Average. Either […]

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Future of the law

Landsberg Law Office Celebrates Four Years in June

Four years ago in May upon reflection and discussion with my new wife, I realized that, no matter how much I dreamed of being a Public Defender forever, my time there was coming to a close. It was time for me to leave.  May 31, 2011 was my […]

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KHON article on Kalani Silva

Terroristic Threatening or Rap Music

Terroristic Threatening: can you be incarcerated for rap lyrics? Absolutely.

On March 12, 2015 KC and Tantra from the Power 104.3 morning show here in Honolulu called me up to ask this question. Like Tantra said, “That’s his first amendment! Of course he can say that […]

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$30 for 12 water bottles at Whole Foods

Price gouging and Hurricane Iselle

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What’s going on right now with price gouging in the state of Hawaii is a crime.

No really. It’s a crime.
Price gouging is unconscionable in the face of natural disasters such as Hurricane Iselle. We all understand mark-ups and the […]

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Tickets for riding a bicycle on the beach in Hawaii.

Can you get a DUI on a bicycle

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UPDATE NEWS:

Another attorney pointed this out to me, seems very apt for today’s news. Here’s today’s news:

Original post:

Can you get cited for Driving Under the Influence while on a bicycle?

Absolutely not. If your […]

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Racist Misogynist Poster

Shaming as strategy

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So there is a new imaginary problem that people are complaining about on the Internet.  A summary of the complaint for context, but I really don’t want to engage in it. Understand, based on my calling in life I have no problem defending misguided people,

but what […]

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911 App Honolulu

Honolulu 911 App

Honolulu 911 calls go like this: Your heart is racing. You either witness, or suffer, an illegal activity. You’re nervous, everything is coming at you. You manage to get to the phone, often your cell phone, hit the numbers and as the quickly pick up you blurt […]

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Mark Kleiman Smart on Crime

Punishment in Hawaii – Laws and Trends

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“We can and should do better. But “doing better” doesn’t mean simply focusing on social services and systemic reforms and ignoring the need for punishment. It means using punishment intelligently, which means using it as sparingly as possible but also as much as necessary.”

Punishment in […]

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