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If you have been charged with a felony in Maui County, the stakes are high.

We understand the gravity of your legal circumstances if you’ve been charged with a felony offense. Felonies carry severe consequences. Kristin has been prosecuting and defending clients for over 23 years in the State, Federal, and Military criminal courts. If you are facing felony charges, the Maui County Prosecutor’s Office is most likely going to pursue the most severe penalties applicable in Criminal Court. Without an accomplished and experienced Maui felony attorney by your side, you could be sacrificing your freedom. Don’t delay, get in touch with proven Maui Felony Lawyer, Kristin Coccaro.

Felony convictions are serious and can result in prison terms, parole, and probation that oftentimes have devastating lifelong repercussions. Time is critical in felony cases; the sooner you hire an aggressive criminal defense attorney, the better your chances of obtaining a less severe outcome.

Kristin Coccaro, a criminal defense lawyer, has the skills, knowledge, and passion needed to defend your Maui felony. We will tirelessly fight for your rights and for the best possible outcome.

When someone is charged with a felony in Maui county, the penalties vary because of numerous different factors.

What Are The Most Common Felony Charges in Hawaii?

Our felony defense attorney is committed to protecting the rights of our clients throughout the legal process, so they understand exactly what defenses they are entitled to, and what to realistically expect from the prosecutor who is handling their case.

We represent clients who are facing felony convictions in some of the most common categories, including:

  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Robbery
  • Arson
  • Promoting a dangerous drug
  • Assault
  • Theft
  • Theft of property valued at $20,000 or more
  • Burglary
  • Money laundering
  • Theft of property valued from $300 up to $20,000
  • Criminal property damage
  • Possession of more than a pound of marijuana
  • Sale or delivery of marijuana within 750 feet of a school or park
  • Assault of a police officer
  • Indecent exposure
  • Prostitution/Solicitation
  • Computer crimes
  • Conspiracies
  • Gambling
  • Forgery
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Unlawful imprisonment

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Our Maui-based felony defense lawyer is a successful trial attorney. She advises each of our clients to pursue the best outcome possible for their unique case, which can mean seeking reduced charges, fighting for your case’s dismissal before a judge and jury, filing appropriate motions, or considering a plea bargain with the Prosecutor. No two felony criminal cases are alike, and we will handle yours with a personalized approach that we think best addresses your unique circumstances.

A felony is a crime punishable by a significant amount of imprisonment, and it can affect your entire life by creating a permanent criminal record. Getting charged with a felony can be a devastating experience. You may be overwhelmed with fear, anger, and embarrassment. We strongly advise you to hire an experienced Maui criminal defense attorney immediately. Your personal, professional, and social future and life are at stake. At Empire Law, we will do everything in our legal power to fight for your rights and mitigate the damages caused by these charges.

Our felony defense attorney, Kristin Coccaro, has vast experience in felony-related crimes and has been practicing law within the criminal justice system since 1999. Kristin will also explore sentencing alternatives like deferrals, rehabilitation facilities, and house arrest to keep you from succumbing to jail time. Kristin also frequently works with other experienced attorneys around the State (e.g. Michael Green) to make sure she is getting you the best advice and representation possible.

Everyone has legal rights granted by the U.S. Constitution and these rights need to be protected. You are innocent until proven guilty, and our primary goal is to fight like hell for you and protect your rights by employing the most logical legal approach to secure the best result possible for each client.

Enlist the help of an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney immediately. Every case is handled with discretion. You don’t have to face the criminal justice system alone.


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“Kristin came into my life when I was on pretty shaky ground. Her support, professionalism, dedication, and generous heart allowed me to get my life back. I could trust her and knew that I had a real partner in a very uncertain time. I felt like I had a sister fighting for me and nothing got past her. To say I recommend her feels like an understatement. I am eternally grateful to have been represented by Kristin and for the outcome of my case.”


‘I had never been in any situation where I needed a lawyer until this past August. Recommended by an Oahu attorney and a personal friend here on Maui, I reached out to Empire Law. Kristin had me at ease with the first phone call! She had my case sorted out immediately and explained everything in terms I could understand. Not only was she able to successfully defend me from an unjust accusation, her empathetic ways towards me and my family offered unexpected emotional support. In a Courtroom setting, her knowledge, fierce presence, and professionalism made me feel confident and at ease. My family and I are eternally grateful to Kristin and we would highly recommend her and Empire Law.”