Mark Simonds

Mark Simonds

Department of the Prosecuting Attorney
  • Hawaii
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Reviewed by Michael Fayard March 8, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Mark is one of the best lawyers I have every had the privilege of working with. He is a great lawyer.
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Mark R. Simonds is a lifelong resident of Maui, Hawaii, who has served Maui for over 27 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 some other legal matter. Call today and Mark will be happy to speak with you.

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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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Professional Experience
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Department of the Prosecuting Attorney
- Current
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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3 Questions Answered
Q. released from jail yesterday for a dirty ua on hope an they call my color to go ua again itcomes backdirty. Options?
A: It depends. If your use was marijuana, the active chemical compound (tetrahydrocannabinol, otherwise referred to as THC) can take up to 30 days to completely leave the body. Other drugs can metabolize much quicker. I’m a lawyer, not a chemist, so you may wish to conduct some research on the internet and consult with your attorney how best to proceed. I wish you the best of luck, and hope you can break your addiction.
Q. if you have multiple charges for the same crime, how is the sentence handled
A: It depends. Prison sentences can run consecutively, which means they may be ordered at sentencing to run one after the other (your “100 year” scenario) or concurrently, which means they all run together (your “5 year” scenario). If a sentence of probation is ordered, it is only one term for all counts (typically 4 years for most felonies in the State of Hawai’i). In other words, you cannot be placed on consecutive terms of probation (in Hawai’i, at least).
Q. What does a free standing order mean for restitution
A: A free-standing order of restitution is an order for restitution which can stand on its own, apart from the criminal case it is connected to. What this means is that the person to whom restitution is owed (the “victim” of the crime) may enforce this order against the defendant in the same way a civil judgment may be enforced. In other words, if a defendant is subject to a free-standing order of restitution has income, that income can be garnished, should the victim wish to pursue enforcement of the order. Also, these types of orders are generally punitive in nature and not dischargeable in bankruptcy. The courts generally consider ability to pay in order to determine the minimum monthly payment on any restitution order.
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Department of the Prosecuting Attorney
County of Maui
150 S. High Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
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