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Lauren has served as a deputy prosecuting attorney in the counties of Hawaii and Maui. Previous to that she practiced with small firms in the areas of immigration, criminal, estate planning, probate, and divorce.
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- DUI & DWI
- Estate Planning
- Foreclosure Defense
- Immigration Law
- Juvenile Law
- Landlord Tenant
- Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Spanish: Spoken, Written
- Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
- County of Hawaii, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
- University of Miami School of Law
- J.D. (2009)
- University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh
- B.S. (2007) | Finance, Business
- Hawaii State Bar Association # 10043
- Estate Planning
- National Business Institute
- Spoke to other professionals regarding the tax consequences of estate planning
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7 Questions Answered
- Q. What can I do if someone harasses me through text messages?
- A: Depending on what was said and your relationship with the person, you might want to make a police report so that incident can be documented and the police can explore the possibility of pressing charges. If it continues, or if you feel that your safety and property if threatened by the messages, you might want to consider consulting an attorney about the possibility of a restraining order.
- Q. Adopted daughter is 16 now. We got her at 14. Previously PTSD, child molestation, reactive attachment disorder issue.
- A: I would suggest having a full, thorough consultation with an attorney, as I am unclear as to the details.
- Q. If I Recieve Messages From Someone Who Says He Will Kill Me if Im Around His Child Is That A Form Of Blackmail?
- A: I think you need to clarify your question. I’m unsure what your asking.
- Q. Can a father have full legal and physical custody of one child and the mother full custody of the other child?
- A: Yes, this is possible, so long as the judge is willing to sign off on the order. You should consult with an attorney regarding the consequences of such an agreement.
- Q. What are the chances of me getting full custody of my 2 year old daughter if I'm the father?
- A: You should consult with an attorney, but unless the mother poses a danger to the child, it's unlikely she would lose custody of the child. 50/50 custody is most common in the state. The adultry probably won't be relevant.
- Q. How to can I get visitation if my child lives in hawaii and I live in Georgia ?
- A: I would suggest consulting with a Hawaii attorney, as Hawaii would have jurisdiction over the child if the child has lived in Hawaii for over six months. Depending on if you and the mother are married, a divorce or paternity case would have to be initiated. If there's already a divorce or paternity decree in this matter, a motion for post decree relief would be filed if you are looking for more or different visitation than has been ordered. If you would like to enforce visitation that was previously ordered, it would be appropriate to file a motion to enforce the order, referred to as an "order to show cause" in some counties in Hawaii. Hope this helps and please be sure to consult with an attorney before going any further.
- Q. If I am charged with a DWI will I lose my license when I go to court?
- A: In Hawaii, both the ADLRO and the court has the power to revoke or suspend your driver's license. The ADLRO is an administrative agency. It can revoke or suspend your driver's license if your blood, breath, or urine results show a minimum amount of alcohol (.08 or higher) or any drugs or drug metabolites. It also has the power to revoke or suspend your license if you refuse to consent to providing a chemical sample. It may be possible to request a hearing through the ADLRO. You should consult with an attorney immediately regarding this. If the ADLRO has not yet suspended you license for the same incident, the Court has the power to suspend or revoke your license if you get convicted of OUI. Please consult with an attorney immediately to learn more and to confirm his advice.
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