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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
Even though a police office must have a lawful reason to stop you, “lawful reason” has been interpreted very broadly, allowing law enforcement officers to stop for pretty much any reason they want.
As of January 1 2019, the state of Idaho now requires any first-time DUI offender to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle(s). It is possible, although not easy, to get an exception.
A DUI arrest is expensive. You face bail, classes, fines, fees, evaluations, a spike in insurance rates, and even a tow for your car. Already incurring so many expenses, how much should you spend on your…
Many people think that an alleged victim of a crime can “drop the charges.” However, the prosecutor is the party that files and dismisses charges.
Merely the accusation of a sex offense can carry quite the stigma. Frankly, few things are scarier thank being accused. Law enforcement play on this fear in their strategies to try and catch anyone they suspect…
After you have been charged with a felony, your first two court appearances are, first, an arraignment and, second, a preliminary hearing.
“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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