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DUI Defense Attorney in Idaho

DUI charges in the state of Idaho are very serious. A conviction can mean the loss of your license, jail time, fines, and more. Even for a first DUI offense, you need a skilled defense attorney to represent you.

Our experience at providing DUI representation, along with our skill at navigating the court system, allows us to provide you with the best possible outcome for your case. We listen to your situation without judgment and provide you with our expert advice on the best steps to take to protect your rights and defend yourself against prosecution for DUI charges.

If you’ve been charged with a DUI in Idaho, our criminal defense lawyers are here for you. Call us at 208-644-8893 or fill out the form on our site to set up a free case review.

DUI Laws in Idaho

DUI stands for “Driving Under the Influence.” It is often colloquially known as “drunk driving,” but alcohol doesn’t have to be involved to be charged with this crime. A driver under the influence of any intoxicating substance can be charged with a DUI.

You can be charged with DUI in Idaho if you are capable of physical control of a vehicle, your blood-alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08 percent or greater if you’re over 21, and just 0.02 percent if you’re younger than that. If you’re a commercial driver, the limit is just 0.04 percent, even if you’re over 21.

The term “actual physical control” means that you are in the driver’s seat of the vehicle either while it is moving or while the motor is running. That last part means that you can be charged even if you’re just sitting in the vehicle while it is idling, or if your vehicle is somehow moving while the engine is off.

Penalties if You’re Found Guilty of DUI in Idaho?

Possible jail time and fines depend on how many offenses you have already been convicted of for DUI. If this is your first offense, you’re looking at up to 6 months in jail unless your BAC was over 0.20 percent. If it was, you face up to a year behind bars. Fines have a related BAC cutoff: Up to $1,000 if your BAC was under 0.20 percent, and up to $2,000 if it was over. In either case, you also have to have your car fitted with an ignition interlock device for a year.

If this is your 2nd offense, jail time goes up to a maximum of 1 year for BAC under .20 percent, and up to 5 years if it’s over that amount. Fines also increase, to $2,000 (BAC under .20) or up to $5,000 (BAC over .20).

Felony DUI

A 3rd+ offense in Idaho is a felony DUI. At this point, the BAC divide disappears, but potential penalties spike. You can spend up to 10 years in jail and pay up to $5,000. As you might expect, you’ll also have to use an ignition interlock device for a set period of time.

For all levels of convictions, license suspensions are also meted out. These increase depending on how many prior offenses are on your record.

Participation in court-ordered substance abuse programs may also be required. You will have to submit to an evaluation to determine if such participation will be needed.

Charged with DUI in Idaho? Get a Free Case Evaluation from Sawtooth Defense Lawyers

No matter how great your reputation is or how much you believe the evidence points to your innocence, you can still be convicted. Your freedom, finances, and lifestyle are all in grave danger if you are found guilty.

Having a skilled DUI defense attorney at your side is essential. The right defense can help you retain your freedoms and lifestyle. Call us at (208) 644-8893 today or fill out our online form to set up a free case evaluation now.

Idaho Criminal Defense Client Testimonials

Our first priority is to provide you with successful results, period.

Helped me get through my problems that were happening and I appreciate them for helping me. They got on my case really fast and got the job done.
MightyMouseIV
MightyMouseIV
03:24 12 Jun 21
Highly recommend Lane and Jeanne they took my calls any minute of the day and always got back quick. First time I needed a lawyer, and I wouldn’t look anywhere else. They will have our business if we need any services they offer in the future.
Christopher Hernandez
Christopher Hernandez
20:01 04 Jun 21
I loved working with Laine and Craig!! Extremely professional, budget friendly and the most KICKASS lawyers and paralegals that you’ll ever meet. They have such high levels of professionalism and are the most transparent and right to the point lawyers EVER. They have a sincere care for their clients and you wouldn’t EVER want to go with anyone else - they’re the definition of number one.
Kwan Corporate
Kwan Corporate
23:45 09 May 21
Jorge A Santos
Jorge A Santos
19:18 31 Mar 21
Lane has worked hard to give us the quality representation we were promised. We have been pleased with the representation we have received.
Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo
18:24 31 Mar 21
Highly recommend Lane and Marc they took such good care of our family, they took my calls late into the night when I was scared and confused as my family had never had the need for a criminal lawyer.They will have our business if we ever need this type of service in the future.All other lawyers were double the price.Thank you so much for everything, Mamma Bear will never forget your kindness and understanding.Sincerely,The Held & Coupe families.
Toni Held
Toni Held
15:28 20 Mar 21
Great team of lawyers. But if your superstitious be warned they are on the 13th floor.
Kris-Tina May
Kris-Tina May
01:47 20 Mar 21
Mark and Lane assisted me amazingly through navigating this legal process. Very knowledgeable. Helped me keep my stress levels in line till sentencing. Now will wait the 12 months and go back to have the charge expunged. Awesome work gents. Highly recommend this firm amd the amazing team.
B K
B K
19:57 17 Mar 21
Juan Jimenez
Juan Jimenez
00:21 12 Mar 21
This place really takes care of their people. Layne is exceptional and responded to calls promptly and assures you that everything will be ok. If you are looking for lawyers that care and truly want to see you succeed contact this place. My outermost respect for all the people that work here specially Layne. He truly is the face of the company and has the most uplifting words not only as the paralegal but as a person. Very trustworthy, loyal, reputable people. They are worth every cent.
Stephanie Osorio
Stephanie Osorio
21:20 25 Jan 21
Stanlee Davis
Stanlee Davis
19:44 14 Dec 20
Kacindra Davis
Kacindra Davis
23:51 12 Dec 20
These guys took the time to answer my questions in detail, did not cost me a cent. Its more about helping people for them, not money. Thanks Lane!
Justin Cross
Justin Cross
18:47 02 Nov 20
Very professional, they helped me out a lot. I recommend them to anyone in trouble.
Justin Clark
Justin Clark
23:51 17 Oct 20
Very caring about ones’ case, great attorneys friendly knowledgeable and professional!
Hugo and Jordan Díaz-Halliday
Hugo and Jordan Díaz-Halliday
17:15 09 Oct 20
When working on my husband's case I couldn't have asked for a better team. They were always communicating the next steps and in the end handled business as needed. They were kind, professional and hard working.
Alexandra Compton
Alexandra Compton
23:39 29 Sep 20
WOW, what can I say! Thanks again toCraig and Lane, they are Fantastic.I was not sure what to do with my situationSo I Gave Them a Call. They scheduleAn appointment with me later that day.Before I left their Offices, they had alreadyStarted moving forward with mySituation. By the next day we wereFinishing up with the Details andMoving forward. Hopefully a very fastRESOLUTION To the Issue.Thanks again, Tod S.
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ubbertracker elkness
16:42 27 Sep 20
This team helped me out a difficult situation with compassion and professionalism. My problems were addressed quickly and in a way that I always understood the legal ramifications. I feel they guided me along the wisest path I could have taken, given some very tricky circumstances.
Ken Guappone
Ken Guappone
18:30 16 Sep 20
Super helpful team! During one of the most stressful times in my life everyone here went above and beyond to make me feel at ease. Their professionalism and caring attitudes really made me feel like more that just another case number.
Alex Jackson
Alex Jackson
02:01 11 Sep 20
I was lucky enough to work with these guys and they were everything I wanted and needed! Friendly, professional, and very attentive. I was very satisfied with their work.
Randall Olson
Randall Olson
16:11 07 Sep 20
I have personally worked alongside one of their team members and was able to see the professionalism of this firm and their team firsthand. I would recommend this firm to anyone needing professional help/guidance as well as a successful case.
Joel Stanford
Joel Stanford
01:21 06 Sep 20
Everyone at the firm was attentive to my needs and extremely knowledgeable. And even more important, they were able to swiftly alleviate a situation that I thought would ruin my life. They absolutely saved the day--- Thank You!!!
Doug Brunt
Doug Brunt
22:11 05 Sep 20
These guys are great! Super fast response time, and very helpful and friendly. Thanks so much Lane!
Ashley Collins
Ashley Collins
16:03 26 Aug 20
I have to give a big kudos to Lane. He has been the most helpful knowledgeable individual. It doesn’t matter when or what time of day. He has devoted a lot of attention to detail to every case and gone above and beyond.
Debbie Martens
Debbie Martens
22:47 03 Aug 20
I would definitely recommend this firm to anyone in need of a criminal defense.
badass 3rd gen
badass 3rd gen
16:10 24 Jun 20
Layne & Paul have been absolutely amazing helping me with my case!!!! Paul fought hard for me and came out with a great deal still! It was my first criminal charge ever so I am so grateful I found them they show they truly care about their clients! Will always recommend!
Wendy Alanis
Wendy Alanis
03:20 16 Jun 20

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