Courts in Hawaii
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In Hawaii, District Courts and Circuit Courts comprise the state's trial court division. Hawaii's Circuit Courts handle some criminal cases, probate and guardianship matters, and civil cases valued at more than $25,000. District Courts have jurisdiction over traffic, landlord-tenant, small claims, and county ordinance cases. Hawaii's Family Courts handle matters including delinquency, adoption, divorce, child support, domestic violence, and paternity. Hawaii's Land and Tax Appeal Court exclusively hears cases related to applications for the registration of title to land easements or land rights. Hawaii's appellate courts include the Intermediate Court of Appeals and the Hawaii Supreme Court.

If you're seeking Hawaii court records, you can use the state's eCourt Kokua system (http://www.courts.state.hi.us/legal_references/records/jims_system_availability.html) to view information about appellate and Supreme Court cases, as well as traffic cases in the District Court. Hawaii court's other online database is Ho'ohiki (http://www.courts.state.hi.us/legal_references/records/hoohiki_disclaimer.html), which provides information regarding Circuit and Family Court cases, and some civil District court cases. Note that these databases aren't guaranteed to be complete or up-to-date. Although you can view case information and a list of documents in a case, to obtain copies of the actual Hawaii court documents, you'll need to contact the court that handled the matter in question.
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01, Oct 2014 - Honolulu, HI Defense contractor in Hawaii gets 7 years for giving military secrets to Chinese girlfriend
A former civilian defense contractor working at the U.S. military's Pacific headquarters was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison on Wednesday for divulging military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and keeping classified documents at his Honolulu home.
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A federal judge has granted a homeless man’s request for a temporary restraining order that prevents Hawaii County from enforcing its panhandling laws when he is soliciting money from passersby.
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HONOLULU: A former US military contractor in Hawaii was sentenced on Wednesday to more than seven years in prison for passing national defence secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and illegally keeping numerous classified documents at his home.
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30, Sep 2014 - Hawaii, HI Hawaii man pleaded not guilty of murdering wife
A former Hawaii man accused of killing his wife on the mainland has pleaded not guilty. Anthony Simoneau is facing charges of killing his wife, whose remains were found in a desert outside San Diego in 2007. Simoneu showed up in a San Diego court room Monday after being extradited from Hawaii last week. His bail was set at $5 million. Simoneau is due back in court Oct. 8 for a preliminary ...
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30, Sep 2014 - Man signs plea in bank fraud case
A man on Tuesday signed a plea agreement in federal court, admitting to funneling money out of bank accounts while employed at the Bank of Hawaii.
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