291D-1 Purpose
291D-2 Definitions
291D-3 Applicability
291D-3.5 U-drive vehicles; traffic infractions
291D-4 Venue and jurisdiction
291D-5 Notice of traffic infraction; form; determination final unless contested
291D-6 Answer required
291D-7 Court action after answer or failure to answer
291D-8 Hearings
291D-9 Monetary assessments
291D-10 Restriction on driver’s license and motor vehicle registration
291D-11 Time computation
291D-12 Powers of the district court judge sitting in the traffic division
291D-13 Trial and concurrent trial
291D-14 Rules

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 291D

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Agency: means any agency, department, authority, board, commission, the University of Hawaii, or any other unit of the State or its political subdivisions. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201B-1
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Authority: means the Hawaii tourism authority established in section 201B-2. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201B-1
  • Board: means the board of directors of the Hawaii tourism authority established in section 201B-2, and any successor thereto. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201B-1
  • Concurrent trial: means a trial proceeding held in the district or family court in which the defendant is tried simultaneously in a civil case for any charged traffic infraction and in a criminal case for any related criminal offense, with trials to be held in one court on the same date and at the same time. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291D-2
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • convention center: means any combination of land, buildings, and improvements thereon, acquired or developed by the State, and includes exhibition halls, meeting rooms, a plenary session hall, and support space that reflect a Hawaiian sense of place; any other structure or facility required or useful for the operation of a convention center, including commercial, office, community service, parking, garage, and other supporting service structures; and, all necessary, useful, and related equipment, furnishings, and appurtenances. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 201B-1
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-22
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Hearing: means a proceeding conducted by the district court pursuant to section 291D-8 at which the person to whom a notice of traffic infraction was issued either admits to the traffic infraction, contests the notice of traffic infraction, or admits to the traffic infraction but offers an explanation to mitigate the monetary assessment imposed. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291D-2
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Notice of traffic infraction: includes a notice of parking infraction. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291D-2
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Related criminal offense: means any criminal violation or crime, committed in the same course of conduct as a traffic infraction, for which the defendant is arrested or charged. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291D-2
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Surplus funds: means the excess of the insurer's assets over its liabilities, including its capital stock as a liability. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:4-101
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Traffic infraction: means all violations of statutes, ordinances, or rules relating to traffic movement and control, including parking, standing, equipment, and pedestrian offenses, for which the prescribed penalties do not include imprisonment and that are not otherwise specifically excluded from coverage of this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291D-2
  • Trial: means a trial conducted by the district court pursuant to the rules of the district court and the Hawaii rules of evidence. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 291D-2
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.