This is interesting. Hawai’i Civil Traffic Rule 8(f)(3) states that “the court shall require a defendant to appear in person for the hearing if: (i) the judgment will result in revocation or suspension of the defendant's driving privileges.”
Speeding 30mph over the limit is a petty misdemeanor
for which the following penalties apply:
(1) For a first offense not preceded by a prior conviction for an offense under this section in the preceding five years:
(A) A fine of not less than $500 and not more than $1,000;
(B) Thirty-day prompt suspension of license and privilege to operate a vehicle during the suspension period, or the court may impose, in lieu of the thirty-day prompt suspension of license, a minimum fifteen-day prompt suspension of license with absolute prohibition from operating a vehicle and, for the remainder of the thirty-day period, a restriction on the license that allows the person to drive for limited work related purposes;
(C) Attendance in a course of instruction in driver retraining;
(D) A surcharge of $25 to be deposited into the neurotrauma special fund;
(E) An assessment for driver education pursuant to section 286G-3; and
(F) Either one of the following:
(i) Thirty-six hours of community service work; or
(ii) Not less than forty-eight hours and not more than five days of imprisonment;
Therefore, since mandatory suspension is a penalty, a court shall require your wife to appear. Note that the minimum fine for speeding 30mph+ is $500, whereas your wife was fined $207 and the officer did not cross out 11-29mph. What you should argue is that he cited your wife for 11-29mph and handwrote what her actual speed was.
According to Rule 9(a) (see link above), a notice of infraction “is sufficient if it contains either a written description of or statutory designation for the infraction.” Your notice does not contain statutory designation (statute section number) and contains ambiguous written description (he checked one thing and handwrote another). Ambiguities must be interpreted in favor of the defendant. Therefore, you should argue that she now cannot be charged with 30mph over the limit based on insufficiency of notice.
Also, try to pay this fine online and get back to me if it does not work: