CRIMINAL ATTORNEYS SERVING BOISE & ALL OF IDAHO

Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer in Idaho

If you are facing charges involving violent crimes, then a conviction is always serious. You could face years behind bars and the potential of a life-altering outcome. If you know that you are under investigation, then you need to act now.

Work with a violent crimes attorney in Idaho to build an effective defense. Call Sawtooth Defense Lawyers at 208-644-8893 for a free case review.

Weapons Crimes Defense

Any item that has the potential to injure or kill another individual is termed a weapon. Because a weapon is a broad term, weapons crimes are commonly be added onto other charges, ranging from simple assault to robbery charges. If you are convicted of a crime involving weapons, then your punishment could be enhanced. This could include steeper fines, longer prison sentences, and other serious consequences. We can help you by providing a strong defense.

Domestic Violence Defense

You could be charged with domestic violence if a household member such as a spouse, ex-spouse, or a domestic partner intentionally causes physical harm or injury. If the injury is traumatic, the offender may be charged with a felony. If you are convicted of domestic violence, your punishments could include counseling, steep fines, and/or jail time. If found guilty of domestic violence more than once in a short period, imprisonment sentences could be up to 15 years, and/or fines up to $15,000. To ensure your rights are protected, enlist the help of an experienced domestic violence lawyer in Idaho.

Assault and Battery Defense

Idaho considers a capacitated attempt to commit injury to another person, or even an intentional spoken threat of violence that is imminent as assault. The penalty for assault is a fine of up to $1000, and/or a jail sentence not to exceed 3 months. Assault charges can be enhanced to aggravated assault with the use of a deadly weapon, or by use of force with the intent to cause great bodily harm or death. The penalty for aggravated assault is increasing to up to 5 years imprisonment and/or fines of up to $5000.

Battery is an unlawful use of force or violence to cause intentional bodily harm, In some cases, battery could involve nonconsensual touching or striking of another person. The penalty for battery is a fine of up to $1000, and/or a jail sentence not to exceed 6 months. If the victim is pregnant, imprisonment could be up to 1 year. Battery charges can be enhanced to aggravated battery if harm results in permanent disability or disfigurement, if there is a use of a deadly weapon, use of poison or corrosive chemicals, or if the victim is pregnant. The penalty for aggravated battery increases the imprisonment term up to 15 years.

All of these charges will stay on your record forever, if you are convicted. Therefore, do not wait around for assault charges. Time is not on your side. We can help you formulate a strong defense.

Violent Crimes Resulting in Death

If you have been charged with a crime that led to the death of someone else, you could be charged with anything from manslaughter, to homicide, or murder. Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of another human being or fetus without malice, often due to recklessness, carelessness, or neglect that results in death. Murder charges may be deemed first degree, or second degree depending on the circumstances. All persons guilty of murder charges in the first degree shall be punished with death or life imprisonment. All persons found guilty of murder in the second degree are subject to no less than 10 years in prison. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys can help you by reviewing the evidence against you and pushing to have your charges reduced or dropped altogether.

Violation of a Protective Order in Idaho

A person may seek a protective order in Idaho if another engages in stalking, threats of intimidation, or harassment against them. The punishment for the violation of a protective order vary in Idaho; however, some violations could lead to criminal charges, fines or up to $5000, and could even put you in jail. You need to have an experienced defense lawyer who will review your protective order, assess the situation, and fight on your behalf.

Stalking in Idaho

If you are charged with stalking, then you need to put up a strong defense. Even if you think you weren’t stalking, this is a broad definition that includes everything from mailing an item to someone, to showing up at the person’s place of work. Stalking may be charged in the first degree or the second degree. A conviction for stalking in Idaho could put you in jail for up to a 5 years, and fines of up to $10,000. Rely on the experience of a defense lawyer for any malicious harassment charge.

Arson in Idaho

In the state of Idaho, arson is a serious charge. A person in Idaho is guilty of arson if they intentionally set a fire or cause an explosion that damages private or public property. Arson can be charged in the first degree if a fire is set in a place persons are normally present; in the second degree or third degree if you willfully burn by fire or explosion forest land/ the property of another; or aggravated arson if the blaze results, directly or indirectly, in great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement, or the death of another person. If you are guilty of arson, you could be facing punishments of up to 25 years in jail, and fines up to $100,000. If anyone was injured in the fire, you could be facing additional charges as well. You need an experienced arson lawyer to help you.

Hit and Run in Idaho

Every driver has the duty to stop their vehicle at the scene of an accident and to provide information including driver’s license and proof of liability insurance to all involved. Any driver involved in an accident resulting in the injury or death of others, additionally has the duty to also immediately notify the closest police department. Failing to abide by your duty as a driver results in the charge of a hit and run. If you are convicted of a hit and run, you face 1-year suspension of driving privileges fines up to $5000, and imprisonment of up to 5 years. You need a lawyer who knows how to assess the accident, look at the evidence, and formulate a defense. We can help you do that.

Get a Free Case Review with the Best Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer in Idaho

If you have been charged with a violent crime in Idaho, a conviction could change your life forever. We are here to listen to your case without judgment or reservation. Then, we can help you formulate a strong defense. Contact us today for a free case evaluation by calling 208-644-8893 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
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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
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Hugo and Jordan Díaz-Halliday
17:15 09 Oct 20
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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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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
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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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