Edmunds Verga & Omonaka is dedicated to defending the rights of clients facing all types of criminal charges, from misdemeanors to serious felonies. Our convenient location in Honolulu allows us to assist clients in state and federal courts throughout the State of Hawaii.
A criminal investigation and arrest can disrupt your family and career and result in substantial fines and years or even a lifetime of imprisonment. Without immediate and aggressive action, even minor misdemeanors can derail your daily life. Although being charged with a crime may seem like an overwhelming experience, it does not have to be. By obtaining the services of an experienced defense lawyer with a reputation for aggressive litigation tactics and favorable results, you may be able to minimize the consequences of your arrest.
Decades of Criminal Defense Experience
For over 30 years, our AV-Preeminent rated litigation firm has supported our clients in their time of great need. Our firm understands the intricacies of the criminal justice system and can guide you through the process. We work with skill and precision from the moment of arrest and defend our clients' rights at each stage of the process, from initial hearings through trial and even appeals. Our attorneys emphasize the importance of presenting a clear and convincing case and accomplish this through persuasive written and oral arguments and the strategic use of witnesses.
Firm partner John S. Edmunds has a wealth of experience as a criminal defense attorney. Prior to beginning his private practice, Mr. Edmunds served as the Chief Deputy Public Defender of the State of Hawaii from 1970 through 1972. From that time until the present, Mr. Edmunds has defended hundreds of criminal cases of every type. In recognition of his exceptional ability as criminal defense litigator, he has been listed as in Hawaii Super Lawyers and as one of The Best Lawyers in America for twenty years in the area of criminal defense.
Representative Case-Acquittal in Murder Trial
The firm has represented several high profile cases and obtained successful results. One of our most serious cases involved the defense of Gertrude Toledo, a woman who had been charged with murdering her husband. We zealously defended our client, obtaining an acquittal on her behalf, and allowing her to return to her life as a free woman.
Seek Experienced Criminal Defense Counsel
If you have been accused of a crime, seek immediate assistance. An experienced and effective criminal defense attorney may mean the difference between years of imprisonment and a reduced sentence or even an acquittal. To learn how our attorneys may be able to help you, Contact Edmunds Verga & Omonaka today for a free initial consultation.