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Idaho Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

  1. Boise
  2. Burley
      Zollinger, Clayne
  3. Caldwell
    1. Lovan Roker Darrington & Rounds: Criminal Defense Juvenile Defense Traffic Court Family Law Probate Landlord/Tenant Custody Guardianships Water Law Damage Claims General Practice
    2. Jacquez Law Offices: When someone is pulled over for suspected drunk driving, there are very specific procedures in place for law enforcement officers to follow. When these procedures are not followed, it could void the evidence obtained against you. If you have been arrested for DUI, you need an experienced attorney to examine the circumstances of your arrest.
    3. Perkins Law: * DWP — Driving Without Privileges * DUI — Driving Under the Influence (this includes illegal drugs and drunk driving) * Reckless driving and inattentive driving * Speeding and other common infractions Fighting License Suspensions Many people have their licenses suspended without ever realizing it, and without realizing they have done anything wrong. A license can be suspended for failing to make child support payments or traffic tickets. If you move, or if you miss the notices in the mail, your situation could snowball: once your license is suspended, you risk being charged with Driving Without Privileges (DWP) any time you are pulled over. DWP carries a mandatory minimum sentence of two days in jail. In these situations, prosecutors are more concerned with making sure you catch up on your child support or pay your old parking tickets than they are concerned with keeping your license suspended. An experienced lawyer can advise you on how to catch up with payments and negotiate a driver's license restoration with the prosecuting attorney. Fighting DUI Charges If you are charged with drunk driving, you will lose your Driver's License and receive a temporary license that will expire after 30 days. You have seven days to schedule a hearing where you can ask the court not to suspend your license, or to give you a limited license that will allow you to go to work, school and other essential places.
  4. Coeur d'Alene
  5. Eagle
    1. Charney & Associates: Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), commonly referred to as drunk driving, charges are serious. You can lose your driving privileges, pay high fines, watch your insurance rates skyrocket or get cancelled, and you may even go to jail, especially if you have previous drunk driving offenses. Driving under the influence (DUI) charges (sometimes referred to as driving while intoxicated (DWI) or drunk driving) can have a profound impact on your life. To assist you in understanding the charges, the reasons to seek counsel and the penalties you may be facing, we are providing answers to a few frequently asked questions. DUI FAQ #1: Can I go to jail for drunk driving? Answer: Yes, especially if someone was hurt or if you have multiple DUI offenses. We have had success in obtaining DUI probation for first-time offenders when there was not an accident or when no one was hurt. DUI FAQ #2: Can I refuse a sobriety test (field sobriety or Breathalyzer test)? Answer: Yes, but there will be consequences. If you refuse to take a sobriety test, you will very likely face a one-year driver's license suspension. DUI FAQ #3: Can I represent myself in court? Answer: Yes, but retaining the services of a qualified counsel will likely attain better results. A skilled, experienced DUI defense attorney knows how to properly file motions to suppress or dismiss, challenge the evidence and challenge the constitutionality of the charges, which may lead to a dismissal of the charges against you. In addition, a DUI-DWI defense attorney may be able to negotiate a favorable deal with the prosecutor. DUI FAQ #4: Will I lose my driver's license? Answer: You will most likely lose your driving privileges for a period of time. The length of time depends on a number of factors, including previous DUI convictions, the severity of the charges, whether you were involved in an accident in which people were injured, your blood alcohol content (BAC), etc. However, an experienced DUI attorney may be able to assist you in keeping you driving privileges in certain circumstances, such as for work or other necessities.
  6. Hailey
    1. Werth Law Office: criminal charges and probation violation allegations in courts throughout Idaho, including but not limited to serious felonies, DUIs and other offenses
    2. Roark Law Firm:If you have been convicted of a crime and placed on probation, you are generally subject to terms and conditions of release imposed by the court. When these terms are violated, you may be required to appear before a judge concerning the violation. Depending on the nature of your violation, your probation may be extended or you may be required to serve time in jail or prison. A skilled criminal defense attorney can defend you in such cases.
  7. Idaho Falls
  8. Marlowe Law Firm
  9. Lewiston
  10. Meridian
    1. Quick, Brenda: Adoptions Assault Child Custody Child Protection Child Support Collaborative Divorce Collaborative Family Law Conservatorship Criminal Law Divorce and Dissolution Domestic Partnership Domestic Violence Driving While Intoxicated Drug Crimes DWIDUI Establishment of Child Support Estate Planning Expungements Family Law Fathers Rights General Durable Power of Attorney Guardianship Healthcare Power of Attorney Legal Separation Living Wills Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Modification Parole and Probation Paternity Petit Theft PostDecree Modification Protection Order Traffic Violations Wills and Probate
    2. Miller Law: DUI Busted for Drinking and Driving? Boise, Idaho, DUI Defense Attorneys When were you arrested? If it was less than a week ago, call us as soon as possible. You only have seven days to request a hearing that can help you avoid a mandatory driver's license suspension.
    3. Mimura Law Office: DUI Defense
    4. Miller Law: In the state of Idaho, an arrest for drunk driving involves two separate legal processes: a criminal court proceeding and an administrative license hearing through the Idaho Transportation Department. The administrative hearing must be scheduled within seven days of your arrest or your license will be automatically suspended. Additionally, Idaho has a "per se" law and an "under the influence" law regarding DUI. If your blood alcohol count (BAC) is 0.08% or higher, you are considered legally intoxicated. However, even if your BAC is under the legal limit (less than 0.08%), you can still be charged with DUI if an officer believes you were "under the influence" while driving. Here, an officer may make his decision based on a field sobriety test. In many cases, however, officers improperly administer the test, raising questions regarding its reliability in providing probable cause for your DUI arrest: was it given on a flat, dry surface? Did you pause momentarily or raise your arms above six to eight inches to maintain your balance? DUI Penalties in Idaho While judges have discretion when sentencing someone convicted for DUI, the following penalties apply in Idaho: First DUI: a fine up to $1,000; driver's license suspension up to 180 days with the first 30 being absolutely restricted; a jail sentence between two days to six months; alcohol evaluation required; attendance at victims' panel required; one- to two-years probation; may be required to install an ignition interlock device. Second DUI within five years of first DUI conviction: a fine up to $2,000; a one-year suspension of your driver's license; a jail sentence of 10 days to one year; alcohol evaluation required; two years probation; installation of an ignition interlock device for a year after your driver's license suspension has ended. Third DUI (felony offense) within five years of first DUI or 10 years within any prior DUI felony conviction: a fine up to $5,000; a one- to five-year suspension of your driver's license; 30 days to five years in prison; supervised felony probation. These penalties are increased if your BAC is 0.20% or higher, if a minor was in the car with you, or if you were involved in an injury-accident at the time of your arrest.
    5. Kormanik Hallam & Sneed: When you are charged with committing a crime, it is extremely important to hire an attorney who is willing to devote significant attention to your case. We say this because people convicted of a crime face more than just criminal penalties; they also face a potential lifelong social stigma, as well as diminished employment, housing and educational opportunities. Did You Know? One DUI Offense Causes Two Different Charges. Many individuals believe that drunk driving is a criminal matter. In fact, they are only half right. A single charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) involves criminal charges and an administrative hearing before the Idaho Transportation Department to determine whether your driver's license will be suspended. You may have your license suspended in one proceeding but not in the other: * Administrative License Suspensions (ALS) Upon arrest for DUI, you will be given a “Notice of Suspension” of your driver's license. According to the “Notice of Suspension,” and Idaho law, you have seven days to make a written request for a hearing during which you may prove your license should not be suspended by the Idaho Department of Transportation. If you do not prevail at the hearing, or if you do not request a hearing, your license will be suspended. It is very important that you act quickly to prevent this from happening. Hire a lawyer now. * Criminal Court If you are found guilty of DUI in criminal court, you will be sentenced to pay heavy fines. You may be forced to spend time in jail, attend alcohol meetings, perform community service, install an alcohol interlock device on your car (at your own expense), and you may be placed on probation. We will fight aggressively to have your charges dropped, to minimize your penalties, or negotiate a sentence that won't interfere with your life too drastically. In addition, if you are found to have blood alcohol content over .20, if you are facing your 3rd DUI in ten years, or if you caused an injury while driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be charged with felony DUI. Felony DUI charges carry very serious penalties — including a year or more in prison. If you have been charged with DWI or DUI, you should act quickly.
  11. Moscow
    1. Bamcis Law: Have you been charged with a misdemeanor? Many misdemeanors are victimless crimes; they hurt no one whatsoever. I'm personally offended by the idea that an Idaho citizen can be charged with a crime for smoking marijuana, not wearing a seat belt, having a beer in public, or breaking some obscure regulation dreamt up by some unelected official. In a free country you should be left alone if you aren't hurting anyone else. Well, since I can't legalize it, I can do my best to limit the impact a possession or other misdemeanor charge has on your life. I'm relentless in my research and will spend hours on your case to get you the absolute best outcome possible. –Did you get caught drinking “underage” because you're 20? –I've got you covered. –Were you charged with assault or battery when you got in a fight with someone disrespecting your girlfriend? –I'll take care of you. –Charged with a DUI? Learn from your mistake — I'll defend you. –Were you charged for being drunk and disorderly? Perhaps you were minding your own business before being harassed by an officer, and now you're wondering why you're in the back of a police cruiser being charged with obstruction. It happens more often than you would imagine. — I'm there for you, itching to pick a fight with those who seek to take your freedom or your property.
    2. Magyar, Rauch & Thie: 1. Maximum Penalties: (1) Persons under 21 with less than 0.08 alcohol concentration (a) Shall be fined an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000); (b) Shall have his driving privileges suspended by the court for a period of one (1) year, ninety (90) days of which shall not be reduced and during which period absolutely no driving privileges of any kind may be granted. (2) 2nd Offense (under 21) (a) Shall be sentenced to jail for a mandatory minimum period of five (5) days, not to exceed thirty (30) days; (b) Shall be fined an amount of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than two thousand dollars ($2,000); (c) Shall have his driving privileges suspended by the court for a period not to exceed two (2) years, (d) Shall, while operating a motor vehicle, be required to drive only a motor vehicle equipped with a functioning ignition interlock system, as provided in section 18-8008, Idaho Code, (1) 1st Offense (over 21) (a) May be sentenced to jail for a term not to exceed six (6) months; (b) May be fined an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000); (d) Shall have his driving privileges suspended by the court for a period of thirty (30) days which shall not be reduced and during which thirty (30) day period absolutely no driving privileges of any kind may be granted. After the thirty (30) day period of absolute suspension of driving privileges has passed, the defendant shall have driving privileges suspended by the court for an additional period of at least sixty (60) days, not to exceed one hundred fifty (150) days during which the defendant may request restricted driving privileges which the court may allow, (2) 2nd Offense within 10 years (over 21) (a) Shall be sentenced to jail for a mandatory minimum period of not less than ten (10) days the first forty-eight (48) hours of which must be consecutive, and five (5) days of which must be served in jail, as required by 23 U.S.C. section 164, and may be sentenced to not more than one (1) year, provided however, that in the discretion of the sentencing judge, the judge may authorize the defendant to be assigned to a work detail program within the custody of the county sheriff during the period of incarceration; (b) May be fined an amount not to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000); (d) Shall surrender his driver's license or permit to the court; (e) Shall have his driving privileges suspended by the court for an additional mandatory minimum period of one (1) year after release from confinement, during which one (1) year period absolutely no driving privileges of any kind may be granted; and (f) Shall, while operating a motor vehicle, be required to drive only a motor vehicle equipped with a functioning ignition interlock system, as provided in section 18-8008, Idaho Code, following the one (1) year mandatory license suspension period. (3) 3rd Offense (or more) within 10 years (over 21) FELONY (a) Shall be sentenced to the custody of the state board of correction for not to exceed ten (10) years; the defendant shall be sentenced to the county jail for a mandatory minimum period of not less than thirty (30) days, the first forty-eight (48) hours of which must be consecutive, and ten (10) days of which must be served in jail (b) May be fined an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000); (c) Shall surrender his driver's license or permit to the court; (d) Shall have his driving privileges suspended by the court for a mandatory minimum period of one (1) year after release from imprisonment, and may have his driving privileges suspended by the court for not to exceed five (5) years after release from imprisonment, during which time he shall have absolutely no driving privileges of any kind; and (e) Shall, while operating a motor vehicle, be required to drive only a motor vehicle equipped with a functioning ignition interlock system, as provided in section 18-8008, Idaho Code, following the mandatory one (1) year license suspension period.
    3. Mossman Law Offices: A conviction will result in fines and possibly land you in jail. In addition, your insurance company may increase your rates to an unmanageable level. In defending against a DUI charge, you have many rights as a criminal defendant, including the right to cross-examine the witnesses against you, even if they are police officers. An experienced attorney can make all the difference in such a difficult case.
    4. Charlens Kovis: DUI - DWI Drunk driving is a serious offense, and you will need serious DUI attorneys if you get into trouble. If you are convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are subject to a wide range of criminal penalties, civil liability, and numerous other consequences. You need someone that knows the laws and can provide you with the best defense possible.
    5. Barker & Hunter: - Criminal Law - DUI/DWI - DWP
    6. Walker & Pattinson: DWI/DUI/OWI
  12. Nampa
    1. Barrera Legal Group : DUI charges – if you are facing a first time DUI, the penalties you face could involve up to six months in jail and fines of up to $1,000. Subsequent convictions could result in felony charges or time in prison of upwards of five years and fines of up to $5,000.
    2. Foley & Freeman: Too often, when people are arrested or face criminal charges for the first time, they simply plead guilty to the offense, accept the consequences, and hope to put the incident behind them. In many cases, however, this decision can come back to haunt them. For example, one DUI conviction on a person's permanent record can prevent them from obtaining certain employment, professional licenses, and advanced degrees.
    3. Scarlett Law: Criminal Law, Misdemeanors, DUI
    4. Hanson, Matthew: DUI Strategy If you have been arrested for a DUI it can feel like the world is against you. Drinking and driving has become so stigmatized that it doesn't seem to matter whether you were actually over the limit or whether you put anyone in danger. The system is designed to make you feel like a bad person, like a criminal, before you have even set foot in the courthouse. The system kicks you when you're down, and this can make fighting back next to impossible.
    5. Brooks Law: Divorce - Contested - Uncontested - Post-divorce Enforcement Child Support - Increasing Child Support Awards - Reducing Child Support Orders - Enforcing Child Support Orders Paternity - Defense - Motions to Determine Parentage - Termination of Parental Rights Modifications - Access and Visitation - Child Support - Custody Child Custody - Custody in Divorces - Custody Modification Adoptions - Private - Adult Adoptions Grandparent's Rights - Conservatorship -Guardianship DUI - Probate - Wills - Wills -Trusts -Estate Immigration - Visa's -Immigration Law
    6. Tilley Law Office: DWI/DUI White collar crimes-embezzlement, fraud Theft Traffic violations-speeding, reckless driving, hit and run, and drag racing Drug possession and trafficking-cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine Juvenile crimes-minor possession, underage drinking, shoplifting, vandalism Probation violations Violation of protection order Expungment of criminal records
    7. Gulstrom, Henson & Roark{ A "crime" is any act or omission (of an act) in violation of a public law forbidding or commanding it. Though there are some common law (court created) crimes, most crimes in the United States are established by local, state, and federal governments. Criminal laws vary significantly from state to state. Crimes include both felonies (more serious offenses -- like murder or rape) and misdemeanors (less serious offenses -- like petty theft or jaywalking). Felonies are usually crimes punishable by imprisonment of a year or more, while misdemeanors are crimes punishable by less than a year. However, no act is a crime if it has not been previously established as such either by statute or common law. All statutes describing criminal behavior can be broken down into their various elements. Most crimes (with the exception of strict-liability crimes) consist of two elements: an act, or "actus reus," and a mental state, or "mens rea." Prosecutors have to prove each and every element of the crime to yield a conviction. Furthermore, the prosecutor must persuade the jury or judge "beyond a reasonable doubt" of every fact necessary to constitute the crime charged. In civil cases, the plaintiff needs to show a defendant is liable only by a "preponderance of the evidence," or more than 50%. The criminal process can be difficult to manage and negotiate for the average person.
  13. Payette
  14. Pocatello
    1. Kum & Reichert: DUI Defense
    2. Maguire Penrod: Criminal Law Certainly some of the most challenging aspects of law in our country and region are those that deal with people involved in serious crime. These are offices that include DUIs, drug offenses and others. In America, we are given the right to a fair trial and a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
    3. May, Rammel, and Thomspon Law Firm: DUI Defense Have you been charged with a Felony or Misdemeanor DUI? Did you realize that if you do not request a hearing within seven days after a DUI, you can lose your license automatically for 180 days? Do NOT let this happen to you! Often times, DUI charges can be defeated and/or dismissed if the proper defenses are asserted. Our firm offers aggressive defense backed with extensive litigation experience in this field. Do not go into this alone!
    4. Snake River Law: There are many ways to lose your driver's license or Idaho driving privileges if you are stopped and cited for drunk driving in Pocatello or anywhere in Idaho. Failing the field sobriety tests and/or evidentiary testing (breath or blood tests) can cause you to lose your Idaho driver's license and driving privileges. Refusing to submit to evidentiary testing can result in a loss of your Idaho driver's license for a one (1) year mandatory period. Snake River Law may be able to help you keep your driver's license or get it back if it was taken from you as a result of an Idaho DUI charge. Please keep reading to learn more. What Should You do If Stopped for DUI in Idaho? 1. You do not have to answer any questions the police officers ask. You can politely decline to answer questions without an attorney. Why? The only answers that will be included in the police report will be answers that tend to show you were driving under the influence. 2. Always be courteous and cooperative with the police officers and politely decline to answer questions or participate in testing. Your attitude during the stop may affect your ability to get the charge dismissed or reduced. 3. Decline to take the field sobriety tests (i.e. gaze nystagmus, walk & turn, one-leg stand) because you are not required to perform the tests and regardless of your condition the officers will probably conclude that you have failed the tests and find probable cause to request further testing. 4. Agree to take the evidentiary breath test, if your are confident you are under .08 blood alcohol content (BAC). Remember that any refusal of the handheld testing could result in a 1 year absolute suspension of your driving privileges. 5. If you are cited for DUI and your license is suspended (this includes when your license is taken and a temporary permit issued) make sure you or your attorney requests a hearing before the Idaho Department of Transportation within 7 days to contest your suspension. 6. If you have the resources, immediately upon release from police custody go to an available medical facility and ask for a blood test to determine your blood alcohol content, as these test generally are more accurate. Should I Just Plead Guilty to the DUI Charge? NO! And here's why: 1. Just because you were cited for DUI and the results of the breath test was over .08 blood alcohol content does not mean that you are guilty. Infrared breath analysis are not the most accurate devices and their accuracy may be subject to challenge. Also, all evidence collected by police officers through field sobriety tests and physical observation may be subject to challenge, depending on the procedure used by the officers. 2. DUI is a serious offense with serious penalties. Your driving privileges could be suspended by the Idaho Department of Transportation and by the judicial system for one (1) to five (5) years with no driving privileges. If you have a commercial drivers license your commercial license may be suspended for a mandatory one (1) year period. You may have to go to jail and if it is your second or third offense you will have a minimum ten (10) days in jail. You will be placed on some form of probation wherein in you lose certain civil rights and have to pay the costs of supervision. Fines and reinstatement fees can also range between $500.00 to $1,000.00. You may also be required to attend treatment or AA meetings. A DUI conviction has serious consequences on your life and your ability to maintain your employment. 3. You may be able to win your DUI defense case. Winning your DUI case may include having the charge reduced to a different offense or obtaining a plea bargain that avoids a conviction (e.g. withheld judgments). Without consulting an Idaho DUI lawyer you may miss the opportunity to exhaust your investigation, conduct discovery, examine witnesses, and fully understand the consequences of pleading guilty to DUI. 4. If you have a commercial driver's license, you will lose that license. Idaho requires any driver with a commercial driver's license (i.e. Class A, B, or C) that is convicted of DUI, even if they were driving their personal vehicle, to have their commercial driving privileges suspended for one (1) year with absolutely no commercial driving privileges. What Does the Prosecutor Have to Prove to Convict Me of DUI? Probable Cause Police officers must make a finding of probable cause to stop the driver of a motor vehicle in a DUI case. If the officers lacked sufficient cause, any evidence obtained as a result of the stop, which would likely include all evidence except observations of driving, must be suppressed by the Court. Any request for suppression must be made within 28 days of entering a plea of not guilty. If probable cause for the stop existed, the prosecution still must justify the investigatory detention. Again, if there are insufficient facts to warrant detaining the driver beyond a temporary stop, then it may be possible to suppress the evidence. If successful, this will suppress all evidence but observations and statements made during the brief stop. Finally, if there existed probable cause to detain the individual for a field investigation, the officers still must show evidence of intoxication to warrant an arrest. The prosecution's failure to meet these standards of probable cause may result in a judge suppressing all evidence obtained after the driver establishes a failure to find probable cause. Please consult an Idaho DUI attorney because there are also numerous Idaho and federal cases that interpret “probable cause”. Idaho DUI: Elements of the Offense The prosecution has to prove in Idaho that: 1. You were under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other intoxicating substances, or any combination of alcohol, drugs and/or any other intoxicating substances, or you have an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or greater; 2. You were driving or were in actual physical control of a motor vehicle; Note: Idaho defines “actual physical control” as being in the driver's position of the motor vehicle with the motor running or with the motor vehicle moving. 3. Within the State of Idaho; and 4. Your driving or actual physical control of a motor vehicle occurred upon a highway, street or bridge of the State of Idaho, or upon public or private property open to the public (e.g. Walmart's parking lot). DUI: Penalties in Idaho DUI: First Offense If you plead guilty or are found guilty of a DUI and its your first offense in the last ten (10) years, you will be guilty of a misdemeanor. 1. Jail sentence: Up to six (6) months. 2. Fine: Up to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). 3. Impact on Driving Privileges: A court-imposed driver's license suspension for 90 to 180 days. The first thirty (30) day period you will have absolutely no driving privileges of any kind. After the thirty (30) day period of absolute suspension of driving privileges has passed, you will have your driving privileges suspended by the court for an additional period of at least sixty (60) days with up to one hundred fifty (150) days, during which you can request restricted driving privileges if necessary for employment, school, or family health needs. Note: this suspension is separate from any administrative suspension before the Idaho Department of Transportation, so you could potentially have two Idaho driving privilege suspensions. 4. Probation: The court will likely impose a period of probation, regardless of the type of sentence entered, for a minimum of six (6) months and up to one (1) year. Depending on your prior record, BAC results, and likelihood to re-offend, probation could be unsupervised to the court or supervised by the Idaho Department of Probation and Parole. All supervision costs are at your expense. 5. The provisions regarding disqualification of your commercial license apply, which results in a one year suspension of your commercial license. DUI: Second Offense If you plead guilty or are found guilty of a DUI, and its your second offense within ten (10) years, you will be guilty of a misdemeanor. 1. Jail sentence: Mandatory minimum period of not less than ten (10) days the first forty-eight (48) hours of which must be consecutive, and five (5) days of which must be served in jail. The other five days, at the discretion of the judge, may be served on the Sheriff Inmate Labor Detail. The maximum jail sentence is up to one (1) year. 2. Fine: Up to two thousand dollars ($2,000.00). 3. Impact on Driving Privileges: Mandatory minimum period of one (1) year after release from confinement with absolutely no driving privileges of any kind. Note: this suspension is separate from any administrative suspension before the Idaho Department of Transportation, so you could potentially have two Idaho driving privilege suspensions. 4. Ignition Interlock System: You will be required to drive only a motor vehicle equipped with a functioning ignition interlock system, following the one (1) year mandatory license suspension period during your period of probation. 5. Probation: The court will likely impose a period of probation, regardless of the type of sentence entered, for a minimum of one (1) year. All supervision costs are at your expense. 6. The provisions regarding disqualification of your commercial license apply, which results in a one year suspension of your commercial license. DUI: Three (3) or more offenses If you plead guilty or are found guilty of a DUI, and its your third or more offense within ten (10) years, you will be guilty of a felony. 1. Jail sentence: A mandatory minimum period of thirty (30) days, the first forty-eight (48) hours of which must be consecutive, and ten (10) days of which must be served in jail. The maximum jail sentence is up to ten (10) years. 2. Fine: Up to five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). 3. Impact on Driving Privileges: Mandatory minimum period of one (1) year after release from confinement with absolutely no driving privileges of any kind, with additional suspension with absolutely no driving privileges for up to five (5) years. Note: this suspension is separate from any administrative suspension before the Idaho Department of Transportation, so you could potentially have two Idaho driving privilege suspensions. 4. Ignition Interlock System: You will be required to drive only a motor vehicle equipped with a functioning ignition interlock system, following the one (1) year mandatory license suspension period during your period of probation. 5. Probation: The court will likely impose a period of probation, regardless of the type of sentence entered, for a minimum of one (1) year. All supervision costs are at your expense. 6. The provisions regarding disqualification of your commercial license will likely apply, which results in a one year suspension of your commercial license. Effect of a DUI on a Commercial License When you were cited for DUI, if you were (1) operating a commercial motor vehicle or (2) if you hold a class A, B or C driver's license, even if you weren't driving a commercial vehicle, you will be disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle for a period of not less than one (1) year if convicted in the form of a judgment or withheld judgment of a first violation under any state or federal law. Also, if you were (1) operating a commercial motor vehicle, or (2) if you hold a class A, B or C driver's license, even if you weren't driving a commercial vehicle, you will be disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle for a period of not less than one (1) year if you refuse to submit to a test to determine your alcohol concentration while operating a motor vehicle. Effect on Out-of-State Licenses If you have an out-of-state license when you are convicted for DUI in Idaho or fail or refuse to submit to an evidentiary test your license will be suspended. Any suspension entered in Idaho will apply to your license issued from another state. Idaho reports all DUI convictions, failures of evidentiary testing, and refusals of evidentiary testing to the other states. This information is current as of February 1, 2010. Any opinion or comment contained herein is the professional opinion of the law firm Snake River Law and its attorneys; and may or may not be applicable to your case or the judicial/administrative interpretation of the law. Please check the applicable Idaho Code sections found in I.C. §§ 18-8001 et seq. for any amendments to the statutes since February 1, 2010 or consult an Idaho DUI attorney.
    5. Dial, May & Rammell: DUI Defense Have you been charged with a Felony or Misdemeanor DUI? Did you realize that if you do not request a hearing within seven days after a DUI, you can lose your license automatically for 180 days? Do NOT let this happen to you! Often times, DUI charges can be defeated and/or dismissed if the proper defenses are asserted.
    6. Zollinger Law Office: Criminal Defense For serious situations, such as being charged with a criminal offense, you need serious legal representation.
    7. Michael Morrisssey: If you have been charged with a DUI, DWP, drug offense or other felony or misdemeanor, don't plead guilty or agree to anything without first consulting a criminal defense lawyer.
    8. Merrill and Merrill: If you're being investigated for a crime, or you've already been accused of one, you are entitled to a criminal defense attorney. During the course of an investigation, our experienced attorneys can offer you legal counsel and protect your rights. Investigation tactics can be overwhelming, so our attorneys make sure that you know your rights and how to exercise them, based on your best interests.
  15. Priest River
    1. Jacquot, David: We as Americans are fortunate to live in the finest country in the world. We have rights and freedoms only dreamed about in other parts of the world. However, these rights and freedoms can be lost if not defended. If convicted of a crime, you can lose your property, your liberty, and even possibly your life. Our judicial system recognizes your right to defend your Freedom. In fact our system views the defense of your Freedom so important that you have the "right to an attorney. " We believe that you have the "right to a good attorney." You deserve a well educated, experienced attorney that is committed to providing you the "Best Shot" at defending your freedom. We firmly believe that whenever freedom is challenged, it should be defended. David Jacquot has spent his adult life defending freedom. From combat in the sands of Iraq to the courtrooms of our country, he is dedicated to the aggressive defense of our freedoms. Although no guarantees can be made about the outcome of any case, we can guarantee that we will be relentless in your defense. We provide criminal defense services for: o Misdemeanor o Felony o Drunk Driving DUI DWI o Federal & State Cases o White Collar Crime o Tax Crimes (See Below) We provide aggressive TRIAL DEFENSE services for persons serious about their freedom. It is not our practice to simply seek a "plea bargain." This does not mean that our clients never get good plea bargains. It only means that we plan to go to trial from day one, and prepare for the same. We feel that a client's interest is better served through intensive preparation and presentation of their case rather focusing on cutting a deal. A well prepared case often leads to good plea offers (or dismissal) from the government. If such an offer is not received, thorough case preparation means we are ready for trial. If you want an aggressive trial lawyer that is dedicated to relentlessly defending your freedom, look no further. We firmly believe we are your "Best Shot." If we can be of service, call 208-415-0777 day or night.
  16. Rexburg
    1. Rigby, Andrus & Rigby: Criminal Defense
    2. Dan C. Dummar: Criminal Defense, DUI/DUI Penalties
    3. Rasmussen, Troy: experienced in many aspects of criminal law from DUI and DWP, to minor traffic infractions. Felony and misdemeanor charges must be addressed promptly and aggressively by an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney who understands the law and knows the criminal justice system. Let us put our experience to work for you to secure a favorable resolution of your case.
    4. Thomson Law Office: bankruptcy, business law, criminal law, debtor and creditor law, family law, general practice, real estate, wills, and probate
  17. Sand Point
    1. Powell & Reed: Personal Injury - Family Law - Criminal Defense
  18. Twin Falls
    1. Benoit, Alexander, Harwood & High: General Practice
    2. Roark Law Firm:If you have been convicted of a crime and placed on probation, you are generally subject to terms and conditions of release imposed by the court. When these terms are violated, you may be required to appear before a judge concerning the violation. Depending on the nature of your violation, your probation may be extended or you may be required to serve time in jail or prison. A skilled criminal defense attorney can defend you in such cases.
    3. Roy, Nielson, Barini-Garcia & Platts: Criminal Defense. Waiting to hire a lawyer can increase your chances of being incriminated and can make it more difficult to find and preserve evidence of your innocence.
    4. Mike Wood: Criminal law is a high-stakes, complex, constantly changing area of practice. The days of hiring a lawyer who takes your case simply to gain courtroom experience are long gone. The potential consequences to criminal defendants are too overwhelming to allow your defense to function as an educational experience for an inexperienced lawyer.
    5. Valdez Law Office: Felony Offenses Misdemeanor Offenses DUI / DWP Drug Offenses Juvenile Offenses Murder, Robbery, Burglary, Theft and Forgery, Domestic Violence Traffic Violations Possession of Marijuana Public Intoxication Resisting Law Enforcement
    6. Hutchinson & Brown: DWIs and DUIs have tremendous stigma attached to them and can haunt an individual for a lifetime. A conviction can affect, not only such obvious things as insurance rates, payment of substantial fines and loss of driving privileges; but, depending on a person's occupation, can affect their very livelihood. When a person is charged with such an offense, they require the best defense possible to ensure the traffic stop was proper, that the taking of evidence was untainted and that the procedures followed subsequent to the arrest were constitutional.
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