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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30, Jul 2014 - Kailua, HI Retrial of federal agent begins in Hawaii killing
The attorney for a federal agent charged with murder in Hawaii told jurors Thursday that the defendant acted in line with his law-enforcement training when he shot and killed a man inside a fast-food restaurant ...
30, Jul 2014 - Honolulu, HI Japanese man sentenced to 3 months for hitting flight attendant en route to Hawaii honeymoon
A Japanese man received a three-month sentence Tuesday for a drunken altercation with flight attendants during a trip to Hawaii for his honeymoon.
30, Jul 2014 - Honolulu, HI Mailing meth to Hawaii nets man 11-year sentence
A Southern California man has been sentenced to about 11 years in prison for mailing six pounds of crystal meth to Hawaii. Christopher Woolem was sentenced Friday in federal court in Honolulu.  Defense attorney Richard Hamar says Woolem's total sentence is 135 months. Woolem pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy with intent to possess and distribute methamphetamine. Co-defendant Vyra Kaopua ...
30, Jul 2014 - Kailua, HI Federal agent's Hawaii murder retrial underway
A prosecutor's opening statement echoes the one she delivered the first time a federal agent stood trial for murder in a shooting at a Waikiki fast-food restaurant.
30, Jul 2014 - Kailua, HI Federal agent charged with murder in Hawaii gets retrial nearly 1 year after jury deadlocks
The retrial of a federal agent charged with murder in Hawaii got underway Thursday with his new defense attorney telling jurors the defendant acted in line with his law enforcement training when he shot and killed a man inside a fast-food restaurant in 2011.
29, Jul 2014 - Hawaii, HI Colorful Behavior Has Airline Passenger Facing Up to 20 Years in Prison
A Hawaii man faces 20 years in prison after he threatened to kill several flight attendants and claimed to have a bomb while on board a flight from London to Los Angeles.
29, Jul 2014 - U.S. attorneys want out of sex-abuse case against 'X-Men' director
The attorneys for the man who accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a minor have asked to be withdrawn from the case, according to a filing on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Hawaii. Lawyers Jeff Herman and Mark Gallagher say in the filing that their relationship with client Michael Egan "has broken down completely and cannot be repaired" and that Egan has a ...
29, Jul 2014 - Big Island GMO registry won't disclose farmer IDs
HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A judge is allowing Hawaii County to maintain a registry of genetically modified crops while preventing public disclosure of farmers' identities and specific farm locations. Hilo Circuit Court Judge Greg Nakamura granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday in response to papaya farmers who argued the ...
29, Jul 2014 - Lawyers for man accusing ‘X-Men’ director of sex abuse want out of case after 3 suits dropped
HONOLULU, Hawaii – Lawyers for a former child model accusing ‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer of sex abuse say they want out of the case because their relationship with the accuser has deteriorated. Attorneys Jeff Herman and Mark Gallagher filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Honolulu on Tuesday asking to withdraw as counsel for Read the Rest of the Entry
29, Jul 2014 - Sentencing day for Japan-Hawaii flight assault
A Japanese man who pleaded guilty to assaulting a flight attendant while flying to Hawaii for his honeymoon is expected to be sentenced.
29, Jul 2014 - Honolulu, HI Japanese man sentenced to 3 months for flight attendant assault en route to Hawaii honeymoon
HONOLULU, Hawaii - A Japanese man received a three-month sentence Tuesday for a drunken altercation with flight attendants during a trip to Hawaii for his honeymoon. Kenji Okamoto has been in federal custody since the May flight landed in Honolulu, missing his honeymoon that was to be spent at ...
29, Jul 2014 - Naval officer acquitted of sexual assault charges
NORFOLK A naval officer court-martialed on sexual assault charges stemming from an incident in Hawaii in 2009 was acquitted Friday by a Navy jury in Norfolk.
29, Jul 2014 - Ruling dismisses suit against Big Island prison
HILO, Hawaii (AP) A Hilo judge's ruling dismisses a lawsuit claiming the state failed to consider the Kulani Correctional Facility as a site for a wellness center instead of a prison.
29, Jul 2014 - Judge: Hawaii soldier's wife an 'evil stepmother'
An 'evil' stepmother derived pleasure from severely beating her husband's 5-year-old daughter while they lived in Army housing in Hawaii, a federal judge said Tuesday as he upheld a plea deal the woman made with prosecutors to receive a 20-year sentence f
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HONOLULU (AP) - A Japanese man received a three-month sentence Tuesday for a drunken altercation with flight attendants during a trip to Hawaii for his honeymoon.
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