712-1240 Definitions of terms in this part
712-1240.1 Defense to promoting
712-1240.5 Manufacturing a controlled substance with a child present
712-1240.7 Methamphetamine trafficking
712-1240.9 Methamphetamine trafficking; restitution and reimbursement
712-1241 Promoting a dangerous drug in the first degree
712-1242 Promoting a dangerous drug in the second degree
712-1243 Promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree
712-1244 Promoting a harmful drug in the first degree
712-1245 Promoting a harmful drug in the second degree
712-1246 Promoting a harmful drug in the third degree
712-1246.5 Promoting a harmful drug in the fourth degree
712-1247 Promoting a detrimental drug in the first degree
712-1248 Promoting a detrimental drug in the second degree
712-1249 Promoting a detrimental drug in the third degree
712-1249.4 Commercial promotion of marijuana in the first degree
712-1249.5 Commercial promotion of marijuana in the second degree
712-1249.6 Promoting a controlled substance in, on, or near schools, school vehicles, public parks, or public housing projects or complexes
712-1249.7 Promoting a controlled substance through a minor
712-1250 Promoting intoxicating compounds
712-1250.5 Promoting intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of twenty-one
712-1251 Possession in a motor vehicle; prima facie evidence
712-1252 Knowledge of character, nature, or quantity of substance, or age of transferee; prima facie evidence
712-1253 Penalties under other laws
712-1254 Bar to prosecution
712-1255 Conditional discharge
712-1256 Expunging of court records
712-1257 Prohibited cigarette sales of less than twenty
712-1258 Tobacco products and electronic smoking devices; persons under twenty-one years of age
712-1260 Industrial hemp

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 712 > Part IV

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.