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People who get arrested for drunk driving (DUI/DWI) are seldom hardened criminals. They are typically law-abiding citizens who do not deserve jail time or other serious punishments. We have saved time, money, and liberty for hundreds of residents and visitors of Southwest Idaho.

How Can We Help?


An experienced DUI lawyer may be able to prove that the officer's observations and the chemical tests (breath tests and blood tests) are flawed. In every DUI case, we work hard to help clients:

  • Avoid drivers' license suspension
  • Reduce fines
  • Reduce charges
  • Avoid jail or prison
  • Avoid public work service

We can review the calibration and maintenance records of the breathalyzer. It is falsely believed that these machines are infallible. People forget that these machines are made up of metal, plastic, and silicon. To believe that they always work every time is like believing your car will never break down. Machines don't always work properly.

Other measures we can take in your defense are:

  • File pretrial motions to suppress the evidence. These motions, when argued successfully, almost always result in the DUI case being dismissed.
  • Retest the blood by a private lab.
  • Hire an analyst to determine if the driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was rising. This defense may prove that the driver’s blood was actually less that .08% limit, at the time of driving.
  • Photograph the scene of the arrest. This may be helpful in showing that the ground was not level when the driver was performing the field coordination tests.
  • Effectively cross-examine the officer to expose mistakes and inaccuracies in the gathering of evidence.

Perhaps most importantly, we can represent you in court. The goal should always be to get either a reduced charge in a plea bargain, or take the case to trial. Of course, you will always make the final decision whether to accept the plea bargain or not, and we will never force you to go to trial if you do not want to.

Consequences

Beyond the stiff fines and jail time imposed on convicted drunk drivers, there are several other possible consequences. More common are the following:

  • Loss of driving privilege. In Idaho, there is no “drive to work” license for the initial period of suspension; A DMV suspension allows no driving for any purpose for 30 days. We can represent you before the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to fight the suspension.
  • Loss of a job, if driving is necessary for employment.
  • Increased insurance premiums: Insurance premiums can increase 2 to 3 times.