What is a ‘pretrial conference’ in a DUI case?

Pretrial ConferenceYou pled ‘not guilty’ to the charge of DUI. The court has notified you that your next court date is a ‘pretrial conference.’  Sometimes this makes people very nervous because it sounds awfully like a trial.  It is not a trial. The Pretrial Conference The pretrial conference is a hearing that the court sets for […]

Should I plead guilty to a DUI?

Your first court date You were arrested for DUI, and now you have a citation that tells you to appear between two dates in court.  For example, it may say to appear between September 12th and September 24th.  When you appear at the courthouse, you are directed to the clerk’s office.  The clerk will ask […]

What happens to my driver’s license after a DUI?

One of the most immediate impacts on your life when you are charged with a DUI is the license suspension.  Not being able to drive, especially in Idaho, would be crippling to anyone’s life.  You cannot get to work, you cannot take your children to school, you cannot go to the doctor, you cannot get […]

Should I refuse to blow into a DUI breathalyzer?

The State has two ways of proving a DUI charge.  The first and most common way is to prove that a defendant was driving a vehicle while his blood, breath or urine contained .08 alcohol or higher.  The reason this is the most common way of proving a DUI is that it is the easiest. […]