FREE LOCAL DUI CONSULTATION - IDAHO'S PREMIER DUI DEFENSE AND TRIAL TEAM
Facing a DUI charge can be daunting, but with the right legal team, you can navigate the complexities confidently. At Attorneys of Idaho, we offer a free local DUI consultation to help you understand your situation and options. As the leading drunk driving lawyers near you, our expertise in DUI license suspension, accident DUIs, aggravated DUI laws, and first, second, and excessive DUI offenses is unmatched.
UNDERSTANDING DUI COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES
- How Much is a DUI Lawyer? Affordable DUI attorney help is essential, and we pride ourselves on providing top-tier legal services at a reasonable cost. Usually DUI Defense costs between $2,000 and $10,000 depending on the circumstances.
- First Time DUI Specifics: In Boise, Idaho, the maximum penalties for a first misdemeanor DUI offense include up to six months in jail (or one year if the blood alcohol level is above .20%), and a fine of up to $1,000 (or $2,000 for blood alcohol over .20%). However, with a good lawyer, these penalties are often significantly reduced, with first-time offenders commonly receiving probation. Actual penalties can vary, including jail time, community service, substance abuse counseling, fines, court costs, driver's license suspension, and probation. The extent of these depends on the quality of the defense presented. Jail time is usually between 90-180 days but is mostly suspended except for 5-10 days, with alternatives like community service available. Probation typically lasts 1-2 years and is often unsupervised. Fines range between $500-$1,000 plus court costs. Mandatory substance abuse counseling and a driver's license suspension are also common consequences. The severity of penalties often depends on the effectiveness of the legal representation. For more information, we break those penalties down in our DUI consequences page.
-For specific questions regarding costs of a DUI, check out our DUI Costs page.
FIGHTING A DUI THE RIGHT WAY
- There must be evidence that you were drinking and physically operating a vehicle. We scrutinize every detail to ensure your rights are protected.
- The breathalyzer must be certified and have a record of regular maintenance. We'll investigate the validity of the DUI testing procedures in your case.
- Fighting a DUI charge involves two main types of arguments: legal and for leniency. Legal arguments focus on whether the law was violated or if proper protocol was followed by police officers. Leniency arguments acknowledge potential guilt but seek reduced penalties due to specific case circumstances or background. Key factors in DUI cases include the legality of the traffic stop, evidence of drinking and vehicle operation, field sobriety test procedures, Miranda and Implied Consent rights, and breathalyzer or blood test accuracy. Leniency can be argued based on factors like a clean past record, low BAC, responsible driving behavior, absence of accidents, good conduct post-arrest, proactive substance abuse treatment, and respectful behavior in court. However, every case is unique, and effective defense strategies depend on individual circumstances.
- Learn how to effectively fight a DUI charge in Boise, Idaho on our Fighting a DUI page. Our team is well-versed in handling both first-time offenses and second offense DUI defense.
CALL FOR A FREE DUI CONSULT
- Local Aggravated DUI Lawyer: Specialized in handling more serious DUI cases, including those with aggravating factors.
- Local Felony DUI Lawyer: Please take a look at our page on felony DUIs for more information on our process and the possible penalties and defenses when dealing with a felony DUI.
- Fighting a DUI charge requires expertise and a thorough understanding of the law. Contact our expert DUI team for guidance and support.
- Call us now for a free DUI consultation. Dial (208) 314-8888 and connect with Idaho's premier DUI defense and trial team. We are committed to fighting for the best possible outcome in your case.