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Know the Laws: Hawaii

UPDATED February 26, 2016

Even if you do not qualify for an order for protection or an injunction against harassment, the abuser may have committed a crime.  If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court.  Remember that even if you do have an order for protection or an injunction against harassment, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.

If the abuser has mis-used technology in a way that you believe may be a crime, go to our Technology Abuse section to learn what types of behaviors are covered under criminal state laws.

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Hawaii?
If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Hawaii?

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Hawaii?

Here is a list of some possible crimes in Hawaii that the abuser may have committed.  You can click on the links to read the legal definition of each crime on our State Statutes page:

If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Hawaii?

The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney's Victim Assistance Unit provides information on victims' rights and services.  You can also call them at (808) 934-3306 for the East Hawai'i Unit or at (808) 322-2552 for the West Hawai'i Unit.

For information on victims' compensation in Hawaii, contact the Crime Victim Compensation Commission.  You can also call them at (808) 587-1143.

You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff's department, or district attorney's office.  See our HI Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff's department.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Battered Women Charged with Crimes page.

Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.

You may want to contact the Stalking Resource Center if you are being stalked or harassed.

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