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Criminal Defense Attorney
Our criminal defense attorneys have been practicing exclusively criminal defense for over 10 years in Boise, Idaho. If you are seeking a criminal defense lawyer, call our office today to schedule a same-day consultation.
If you are charged with a DUI, it is critical to complete an alcohol evaluation quickly. Fast action also helps to avoid supervised probation.
Reckless driving involves dangerous operation of a car, typically involving speeding. Inattentive driving is a lesser offense for giving insufficient attention to the road.
The two primary categories of theft in Idaho are grand and petit. Grand is associated with more severe sentencing, so hiring a strong attorney is especially important.
Driving Without Privileges is not as serious a crime as it used to be in Idaho. However, in some cases, a DWP can be a misdemeanor with jailtime.
Assault and battery carry especially strong sentences when they are aggravated. Domestic violence is another major category of violent crime.
Drug laws are harsher in Idaho than in most states. The strongest sentences are for trafficking and sales, but possession can carry serious punishment too.
Sex crimes in Idaho can result in imprisonment and placement on the Sex Crime Registry. These charges can be especially stressful since they threaten the reputation of the wrongfully accused.
Why You Have the Right to Remain Silent
Should you or should you not talk to police? Craig Atkinson addresses your right to remain silent.
Family Law Attorney
Family law cases can be emotionally overwhelming. You need a passionate and experienced attorney for these trying situations.
Custody is determined by the desires of parents and child, among other factors. Grandparents can become de facto custodians.
Divorce can be “fault or “no fault” in Idaho. “No fault” is more common due to its speed and simplicity.
Atkinson's Idaho Law Blog
Clients often call me and tell me the alleged victim is not “pressing charges.” They say that the witness has even gone so far as to tell the prosecuting attorney that they want to “drop the…
Being accused of a sex offense is life altering. Few things in this world are scarier than being accused of a sex offense. Merely being accused is enough to end your career, and lose your family…
The State charged you with a felony. The court arraigned you on the complaint. Now the Court told you that your next court date is a “preliminary hearing”. But what is it? Difference Between Grand Jury…
The state has charged you with a crime. Now you are being told your next hearing is an arraignment, but what it an arraignment? The Arraignment An arraignment is your initial appearance in court. At the…
Driving a car while influenced by alcohol (blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or above) or another intoxicant is illegal in Idaho. There are two types of driving under the influence (DUI) conviction beyond the standard variety…
If the police have arrested you for a DUI charge, you will very likely face a license suspension. There are three instances where this may occur; failure of a breath test, refusal of a breath test,…
“I got a DUI in Idaho but had an out of state drivers license as well as live out of state. Craig and his team where great through every step and helped me get the best outcome. Excellent communication through the whole process.”
“I hired another lawyer before Craig that didn’t show up to my court date. I had a warrant for quite awhile and live out of state and when I hired Mr. Atkinson he came in to save the day. He’s very punctual and professional he really cares about clients. He was also very responsive to my questions no matter how many I had. Definitely would recommend him!”
“Craig Atkinson represented me for a DUI case and was very helpful in explaining all the details of the laws in the state of Idaho. His staff also is very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.”
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