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Barry Lloyd Sooalo

Barry Lloyd Sooalo

Law Office of Barry Sooalo LLLC
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Barry Sooalo has practiced law in the courts of Washington D.C., Hawaii and American Samoa. Barry's Sooalo's broad and highly specialized experience in the areas of criminal law, government relations, lobbying and legislation, customs law, business transactions, civil litigation, and appellate law, makes him a much sought after litigator and legal counsel in Hawaii for clients from Hawaii and for clients from abroad who require legal counsel and representation for legal matters in Hawaii and elsewhere. Mr. Sooalo is a veteran of the US Army.

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
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University of Hawaii - Manoa
B.A. | Journalism
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Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
White Collar Crime
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Q. Can a defendant have a public defender and a private attorney on record at the same time after sentencing?
A: Short answer: yes. This can occur. The defendant would have to be indigent to have a PD. Private counsel would be there as a volunteer or pro bono and both counsel would have to consent to the dual counsel arrangement, as well as the client. Not an ideal way to proceed, but under that scenario, described herein, yes, a defendant could end up being represented by both the PD and private counsel.
Q. Can someone that is pretrial in Hawaii for Terroristic Threatening get out on conditional release or Rel on Recog?
A: The answer to your question is yes, the Defendant can be released on Supervised Release on the facts you presented, provided, Defendant's record is limited to this arrest only and is not loaded with multiple arrests for similar conduct or charges.
Q. If someone is being convicted for drug charges class A B & C and it is the first time what are chance of no prison time?
A: Whether you are sentenced to prison or not will depend on too many factors to discuss in this forum. Your past criminal history, if any, is relevant to the Court's inquiry. Selling drugs v using drugs is also relevant to this issue. Conduct since arrest is also relevant. Fortunately for you, the Hawaii legislature recently passed a number of laws that might assist you in making sure you don't got to prison for drug offenses of the type you describe above. Your best bet at this time is to contact an attorney who knows the state of affairs as regards the current options available to you on the facts of your case. Barry Sooalo. 808-754-5669.
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810 Richards Street, Suite 335
Honolulu, HI 96813
Telephone: (808) 754-5669