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DUI Defense Attorney in Idaho

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.

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Lane and paul were great to work with my boyfriend was facing a felony and the team was great to work with fast responsive and kept us in the loop... I would highly recommend the lawyer to anyone I know anyone I know
Brandi Perry
Brandi Perry
23:27 09 Sep 21
My experience with Paul And Lane were fantastic they were on top of it I was facing a felony and it was dropped to an infraction I was very pleased with there services... Thanks to them and there amazing team I would highly recommend you
chaise barlow
chaise barlow
23:16 09 Sep 21
Definitely the people you want to call if you're in need of a defense attorney. Lane was extremely helpful in getting me through a very stressful situation & put my mind at ease from the first time speaking with him all the way through till the end. I'm from out of state so was very concerned about having to deal with a court system I'm unfamiliar with but Lane took care of everything! If you need legal assistance these are the people you need to talk to.
Nik Effgen
Nik Effgen
21:59 20 Aug 21
Paul Furr
Paul Furr
21:23 18 Aug 21
Robin Hankins
Robin Hankins
20:05 30 Jul 21
Lane was great! Very responsive and was a great fit for the needs that we had. Couldn't say better things about Lane. Thank You.
Andrew & Matthew Wood
Andrew & Matthew Wood
19:39 23 Jul 21
Lane was amazing. I loved the great experience that I had with him. He was fast in responding, and helped out tremendously in our situation. He was very empathetic and was all around a great service.
Matthew Cave
Matthew Cave
19:36 23 Jul 21
Lane was amazing! He listen to us and was there for us every step of the way. He was able to help us in our situation in our time of need and was prompt on getting us a solution!
Cydney Belden
Cydney Belden
17:33 23 Jul 21
Helped me with multiple cases and have always been there for me
Kristopher Thomas
Kristopher Thomas
16:57 21 Jul 21
Mark brain is a great attorney he really cares about his clients . I would definitely recommend to my friends and family
kanesha cotton
kanesha cotton
16:07 20 Jul 21
Elizabeth Escobedo
Elizabeth Escobedo
01:03 18 Jul 21
Very professional, informative, and helpful!
Frank Claverie
Frank Claverie
16:37 14 Jul 21
I want to thank the team for all the time and effort that was put into my case. I was falsely accused of a crime and I had never been in trouble with the law in my life. this accusation turned my life upside down and put me out of work instantly. I brought my case to the team and they looked at me with confidence after interviewing me and stated this is false and we will get your life back to normal. My case seemed to drag on forever and we were to the point of trial in just a few days. I want to report that today 6/14/2021 my case was dismissed by the state, after Ms.Campbell and the rest of her team provided the evidence that the Private investigator found to the state. I Highly recommend this firm. Thank you again for giving me my life back
Brandon T WiseFamily
Brandon T WiseFamily
19:47 14 Jun 21
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

Boise Criminal Defense Lawyer Client Testimonials

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

Lane and paul were great to work with my boyfriend was facing a felony and the team was great to work with fast responsive and kept us in the loop... I would highly recommend the lawyer to anyone I know anyone I know
Brandi Perry
Brandi Perry
23:27 09 Sep 21
My experience with Paul And Lane were fantastic they were on top of it I was facing a felony and it was dropped to an infraction I was very pleased with there services... Thanks to them and there amazing team I would highly recommend you
chaise barlow
chaise barlow
23:16 09 Sep 21
Definitely the people you want to call if you're in need of a defense attorney. Lane was extremely helpful in getting me through a very stressful situation & put my mind at ease from the first time speaking with him all the way through till the end. I'm from out of state so was very concerned about having to deal with a court system I'm unfamiliar with but Lane took care of everything! If you need legal assistance these are the people you need to talk to.
Nik Effgen
Nik Effgen
21:59 20 Aug 21
Paul Furr
Paul Furr
21:23 18 Aug 21
Robin Hankins
Robin Hankins
20:05 30 Jul 21
Lane was great! Very responsive and was a great fit for the needs that we had. Couldn't say better things about Lane. Thank You.
Andrew & Matthew Wood
Andrew & Matthew Wood
19:39 23 Jul 21
Lane was amazing. I loved the great experience that I had with him. He was fast in responding, and helped out tremendously in our situation. He was very empathetic and was all around a great service.
Matthew Cave
Matthew Cave
19:36 23 Jul 21
Lane was amazing! He listen to us and was there for us every step of the way. He was able to help us in our situation in our time of need and was prompt on getting us a solution!
Cydney Belden
Cydney Belden
17:33 23 Jul 21
Helped me with multiple cases and have always been there for me
Kristopher Thomas
Kristopher Thomas
16:57 21 Jul 21
Mark brain is a great attorney he really cares about his clients . I would definitely recommend to my friends and family
kanesha cotton
kanesha cotton
16:07 20 Jul 21
Elizabeth Escobedo
Elizabeth Escobedo
01:03 18 Jul 21
Very professional, informative, and helpful!
Frank Claverie
Frank Claverie
16:37 14 Jul 21
I want to thank the team for all the time and effort that was put into my case. I was falsely accused of a crime and I had never been in trouble with the law in my life. this accusation turned my life upside down and put me out of work instantly. I brought my case to the team and they looked at me with confidence after interviewing me and stated this is false and we will get your life back to normal. My case seemed to drag on forever and we were to the point of trial in just a few days. I want to report that today 6/14/2021 my case was dismissed by the state, after Ms.Campbell and the rest of her team provided the evidence that the Private investigator found to the state. I Highly recommend this firm. Thank you again for giving me my life back
Brandon T WiseFamily
Brandon T WiseFamily
19:47 14 Jun 21
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

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