Major Felonies

Honolulu Criminal Defense Lawyer Benjamin Ignacio has amassed 25 years of battle tested jury trial experience and as a result has unique insight into the law and a successful track record of defending against major felonies. His one-of-a-kind, results driven approach to defending clients accused of major felonies involves assigning five or more members of our Felony Lawyers to every case.

Being convicted of a Honolulu, Hawaii State Felony or a federal felony will lead to a severe prison sentence, heavy fines (in the millions for some felonies) and much more. We have experience in criminal trials involving the Department of Justice, the United States Attorney General, the Honolulu, Hawaii Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other major government agencies.

The Hawaii Penal Code comprises the vast majority of crimes in the books. Felony crimes are punishable by more than one year in jail, and misdemeanors, by less. They are generally categorized as follows:


  • offenses against the person (e.g. murder, assault, sex assault, kidnapping, extortion etc.);
  • offenses against property (e.g. theft, burglary, robbery, fraud etc.);
  • offenses against family & incompetents (e.g. abuse, abandonment, endangerment, etc.);
  • offenses against public administration, public health, or public order (e.g. perjury, bribery, escape from custody, harassment, disorderly conduct, cruelty to animals); and
  • offenses against public health and morals and obscentiy (e.g. prostitution and sex trafficking, illegal gambling, drug offenses, child pornography etc.).


Note that this list is by no means exhaustive. Moreover, they are too diverse to discuss with any specificity. Suffice it to say that Mr. Ignacio has 25 years of experience defending all of these categories of offenses, with the instinct to know how to effectively and aggressively defend or negotiate these cases.



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If you have been charged with a major felony and are facing serious jail time, Contact Honolulu Criminal Defense Lawyer Benjamin Ignacio today at 808-532-3800…


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