Mark Simonds

Mark Simonds

Serving individual clients in a variety of legal matters.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Real Estate Law ...
  • Hawaii
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Mark R. Simonds is a lifelong resident of Maui, Hawaii, who has served Maui for 30 years as a prosecuting attorney. He is now ready to serve you in your time of need, whether you or a loved one is facing a pending criminal charge, or are in need of representation in a legal matter. Call today and Mark will be happy to speak with you.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Easements, Eminent Domain, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Landlord Rights
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Animal & Dog Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Consumer Law
Lemon Law
Juvenile Law
Personal Injury
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Currently accepting clients.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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Professional Experience
Mark R. Simonds Attorney at Law LLLC
- Current
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Department of the Prosecuting Attorney
Sole Proprietor
Mark R. Simonds, Attorney at Law
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Department of the Prosecuting Attorney County of Maui
Litigated over 47 felony jury trials and countless bench trials in the Maui court system.
South Royalton Legal Clinic
Assisted clients with matters involving bankruptcy, divorce, and products liability.
Vermont Law School
J.D. (1989) | Property, real estate (to include historic preservation issues) criminal law,
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College of the Holy Cross
B.A. (1986) | History
Activities: Crew (rowing)
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Saint Anthony Junior Senior High School
High School
Honors: Honors
Activities: Football - MIL All Star team, 1981
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Attorney of the Year
Maui County Bar Association
For contributions and assistance in the formation of the nationally recognized Maui Drug Court Program.
Professional Associations
Hawaii State Bar Association  # 5187
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Legal Answers
34 Questions Answered
Q. I was questioned by detectives in custody checked didn't want to discuss the case I wanted lawyer, was that a statement?
A: What you did was assert your rights under the United States Constitution and the Hawaii State Constitution. Assertion of your rights does not constitute a statement, and, in a trial, that assertion cannot be used against you as evidence of guilt.

Typically, if you are advised of your rights by law enforcement, you are almost always better off if you assert your 5th Amendment Right to remain Silent and/or your 6th Amendment Right to Counsel. If you agree to provide a statement, something you say could later be used against you even if you believe the information you provide helps you. Also, police detectives are trained interviewers and are allowed to attempt to trick those they are inter viewing. ... Read More
Q. Is it alright to use an airhorn to deter someone when they are getting aggressive?
A: You are better off filing an ex Parte Petition for a Temporary Restraining Order, pursuant to Section 604-10.5 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes.

Once filed, and, if granted, follow through with service and attend the court hearing.

The self-help center of your local courthouse can assist you with the process.
Q. I was arrested and charged with UCPV bail set$12,000 I didn’t steal vehicle it was given to me as a gift by a friend
A: There are situations in life where an attorney is not a luxury, but a necessity. This is one of those times as Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle in Hawaii is a serious felony. Based on your question you may have a potential defense (Lack of intent) that may be worthwhile to discuss with an attorney. Best of luck.
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Contact & Map
Mark R. Simonds, Attorney at Law, LLLC
P.O. Box 81757
Haiku, HI 96708
Telephone: (808) 280-2657
Fax: (808) 442-0015
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Feel free to call and leave a message, 24/7.