As of January 1 2019, the state of Idaho now requires any first-time DUI offender to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle(s). It is possible, although not easy, to get an exception.
A DUI arrest is expensive. You face bail, classes, fines, fees, evaluations, a spike in insurance rates, and even a tow for your car. Already incurring so many expenses, how much should you spend on your attorney?
It is illegal in Idaho to drive a car while influenced by intoxicants such as alcohol. An Aggravated DUI, is a Felony DUI in which a person has been injured.
A license suspension is very likely when you have been charged with a DUI. Wether you fail a breath test, refuse a breath test, or get a conviction for a DUI, this consequences can be severe.
A penalty for a DUI conviction will most often place you on a period of probation in lieu of a full jail sentence. The judge may set conditions or terms to aid in your rehabilitation.
The four types of drunk driving felony charges involve either repeat conviction or injury of another person.
In Idaho, severity is considered when charging someone of a excessive DUI. Excessive alcohol concentration and perceived repeat behavior are among these considerations. The potential sentences resulting from conviction carry more severe consequences.
In Idaho, driving under an intoxicating substance is a crime. Possible penalties for this crime can increase substantially which it is a repeat offense, in a short period of time.
It is a crime to operate a motor vehicle while influenced on intoxicant substances. The legal blood concentration must be .08 or greater. If this is your first standard DUI, it is a misdemeanor.
In Idaho, DUI charges come with some severe consequences when convicted. You face possible penalties such as jail, fines, restitution, an interlock device placed on your car, evaluations, court costs, and license suspension, among others. After you have been found guilty these hefty penalties, for a misdemeanor DUI, will be imposed during your sentencing hearing.
After you have pled guilty, or found guilty, a judge will hear evidence at a sentencing hearing where the court will decide what possible penalties to impose as a result of the conviction.
A pretrial conference is NOT a trial. It is a hearing before the judge to discuss the case between all attorneys involved to determine if the case is ready for a trial.
At your first initial court date, after an arrest for DUI, entering a plea with the clerk is the first thing you will be asked to do. Should you plead not guilty or guilty?
Cases can resolve in a number of ways once someone has been charged with a DUI. The process can be lengthy and unknown to the accused. The possible steps one might come upon during their DUI experience are as follows.
Driving under the influence doesn’t just mean operating a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol. Very few people are fully aware of the potential risk for driving after taking drugs legally prescribed by a doctor.
If you have been suspected of a DUI, you have the right to refuse to blow into the breathalyzer, but the state can proceed with a charge regardless, and the consequences of the refusal can come at a lofty price.
When you have been charged with a DUI, one of the most significant life altering consequences is your license suspension.
The most common way that a police officer has to prove a defendant is under the influence of .08 alcohol is to do a breathalyzer test. Is it a wise idea to refuse to blow?