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Pets in protective orders

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: HI

By Hawaii, Policy

HAWAII allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In addition, federal law includes the crime of stalking and actions that make the victim fear that the stalker will hurt the victim’s pet, service or emotional support animal, or horse (18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2019)). As per the Animal Legal & Historical Center website1, Summary: This law reflects Hawaii’s provision…

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Audio Video Surveillance

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: HI

By Hawaii, Policy

HAWAII is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must consent. An illegal recording can result in actual and punitive damages in civil court. With that said, federal and state laws can differ, so it is always best to seek legal counsel* and follow the strictest applicable laws. VIDEO SURVEILLANCE As…

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