Starting in 2019, the state of Idaho will require first-time DUI offenders to install an Ignition Interlock Device.
A DUI arrest is going to be expensive. You face bail, classes, fines, fees, evaluations, a spike in insurance rates, even a tow for your car. But, how much should you spend on your attorney?
Why am I still being charged if the alleged victim told the police they wanted to drop the 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 of guilt.
After you have been charged with a felony, your first two court appearances are, first, an arraignment and, second, a preliminary hearing.
After you have been charged with a crime, your first initial appearance in court is called an arraignment. Several pressing matters are conducted during this initial appearance.
It is illegal in Idaho to drive a car while influenced by intoxicants such as alcohol. An Aggravated DUI, is a Felony DUI in which a person has been injured.
A license suspension is very likely when you have been charged with a DUI. Wether you fail a breath test, refuse a breath test, or get a conviction for a DUI, this consequences can be severe.
A penalty for a DUI conviction will most often place you on a period of probation in lieu of a full jail sentence. The judge may set conditions or terms to aid in your rehabilitation.
The four types of drunk driving felony charges involve either repeat conviction or injury of another person.
In Idaho, severity is considered when charging someone of a excessive DUI. Excessive alcohol concentration and perceived repeat behavior are among these considerations. The potential sentences resulting from conviction carry more severe consequences.
In Idaho, driving under an intoxicating substance is a crime. Possible penalties for this crime can increase substantially which it is a repeat offense, in a short period of time.
It is a crime to operate a motor vehicle while influenced on intoxicant substances. The legal blood concentration must be .08 or greater. If this is your first standard DUI, it is a misdemeanor.
In Idaho, DUI charges come with some severe consequences when convicted. You face possible penalties such as jail, fines, restitution, an interlock device placed on your car, evaluations, court costs, and license suspension, among others. After you have been found guilty these hefty penalties, for a misdemeanor DUI, will be imposed during your sentencing hearing.
After you have pled guilty, or found guilty, a judge will hear evidence at a sentencing hearing where the court will decide what possible penalties to impose as a result of the conviction.
A pretrial conference is NOT a trial. It is a hearing before the judge to discuss the case between all attorneys involved to determine if the case is ready for a trial.
At your first initial court date, after an arrest for DUI, entering a plea with the clerk is the first thing you will be asked to do. Should you plead not guilty or guilty?
Cases can resolve in a number of ways once someone has been charged with a DUI. The process can be lengthy and unknown to the accused. The possible steps one might come upon during their DUI experience are as follows.
How can the police charge you of a crime when the person who accused you has no evidence of any wrongdoing.
Not knowing what to expect is potentially one of the scariest things about the court process. After being charged with a crime, there are several steps I hope to guild you through to hopefully alleviate some of those fears so you can make the best decisions for your case.