National DUI vs. Hawaii DUI
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Price gouging and Hurricane Iselle
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 […]
Can you get a DUI on a bicycle
Another attorney pointed this out to me, seems very apt for today’s news. Here’s today’s news:
Can you get cited for Driving Under the Influence while on a bicycle?
Absolutely not. If your […]
Shaming as strategy
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 […]
Punishment in Hawaii – Laws and Trends
“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 […]