DUI Attorney in Boise Idaho

DUI Attorney

DUI Attorney in Idaho

Have you been charged with Driving While Under the Influence in Idaho? Getting a DUI charge can be a very scary and confusing experience. If you are in this situation, you are looking for a DUI Attorney who can help you avoid tragedy. Many of our clients are searching for an attorney who is professional, competent and experienced, and have often spoken with other lawyers before visiting our office. Consequently, some of them have met with lawyers who are better salesmen than they are professionals.

At our office, our policy is professionalism, integrity, and honesty. We will never hide the ball in your case. Your well-being is always our ultimate concern. Getting you the best deal possible is always more important to us than making a dollar. You may be confused right now with all this talk of suspended licenses, potential maximum penalties, and the like. So, I have outlined some articles below to help you navigate the Idaho legal justice system.

I have outlined some articles below to help you navigate the Idaho legal justice system.

Basic Steps of a DUI case

You may want to get an overview of what is involved in a DUI case, and how the case will proceed through the court system.  This article addresses the basic steps of a misdemeanor DUI case, to give you a bird’s eye view of what to expect.

Possible DUI Penalties

First Offense (Misdemeanor)

Possible DUI Penalties
First Offense (Misdemeanor)
Jail – Up to 6 months
Fines – Up to $1,000
License Suspension – 90 to 180 days

Second Offense (Misdemeanor)

2nd Offense
Jail – up to 1 year
Fines – Up to $2,000
License Suspension – 1 year
Ignition Interlock device required.

Excessive Offense (Misdemeanor)

Jail – up to 5 years
Fines – Up to $5,000
License Suspension – 1 to 5 years
Ignition Interlock device required.

Third DUI (Felony) or Second Excessive DUI (Felony)

Jail – up to 10 years
Fines – Up to $5,000
License Suspension – 1 year minimum.
Mandatory SR-22 high risk insurance requirement.
Ignition Interlock device required.

A criminal conviction on your record can impact your career, driving privileges, financial situation, and future. Hiring an experienced attorney can help reduce the impact on your life. We will fight to keep your life intact. Call today, and we will schedule a time for you the same day to see a DUI attorney to discuss your charge at our office in downtown Boise, Idaho.

Driver’s License Suspension

One of the worst penalties you will suffer when the court sentences you on a DUI charge is the driver’s license suspension. A license can be suspended 90 to 180 days after the first DUI conviction, up to 1 year after the second DUI conviction, and as many as 5 years after the third DUI. To read more about the details of this penalty, read here.

Nampa DUI Attorneys

Our DUI Attorneys also handle cases in Nampa, Idaho. Our office is located in Boise, Idaho, but we handle cases in Nampa and Caldwell. So please do not hesitate to call us for help on your case. For more information about how our attorneys can help you with DUI cases in Nampa, click here.

Prescription Drug DUI

Sometimes the State will charge a person with DUI who was under the influence of a prescription medication while operating a motor vehicle. Drug DUI cases require a different approach and strategy than do alcohol related cases. Few realize the potential for being arrested for driving after taking legally prescribed medications. While the prescriptions may be legal, operating a motor vehicle while taking them may not be, whether or not you were taking the medication as prescribed.  To read more about prescription drug DUI cases, read here.

DUI Refusal

It is illegal to refuse to submit to any test of a driver’s blood, breath or alcohol. If a driver refuses these tests there will be a mandatory 365-day license suspension by the court. Even if you refuse to blow, the State can proceed on an ‘actual impairment’ theory. The breath alcohol test allows the State to proceed on a ‘per se DUI’ theory. That means they only have to prove that you were in ‘actual physical control’ of the vehicle and that you were over the legal limit. To read more about the consequences of refusing to submit to these tests, read here.

Defenses

Defending a DUI case can often make you feel powerless. The police and prosecutors handle these cases so often, that they become routine. Not all cases are indefensible though. There could be an issue with test conducted or observed, or chain of custody issues, and the list goes on.  Read here for a list of possible DUI defenses.

Should I Hire an Attorney?

People often wonder if they should even waste their money hiring an attorney, especially if they know they are guilty. Watch this video that I posted on that very subject.

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