How to Beat a DUI in Court
For Idaho residents facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge, partnering with an experienced defense attorney is crucial to fight for your future. It’s important to develop a strong case with a lawyer as early as possible to beat the charge and keep your record clean.
At Trilogy Law Group, we’re devoted to defending individuals facing DUI charges. With our extensive experience and passion for protecting your future, we’re prepared to fight for your best outcome in court. If you’re ready to talk to a lawyer about how to beat a DUI in court and move forward with your future, read on to learn more.
What Factors Impact a DUI Charge in Idaho
Idaho prosecutes DUI cases severely, and charges can carry hefty fines, jail sentences, license suspensions, and more.
Every DUI case in Idaho is different, but several factors can shape what an individual may be charged with, such as the following:
- Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) – In Idaho, you may be charged with a DUI if your BAC is above 0.08 percent. If you’re a minor under 21, the maximum threshold before you will be charged drops to 0.02 percent. For individuals with a BAC of 0.20 percent or higher, additional penalties may be added to the charge.
- Number of Offenses – DUI charges in Idaho become more severe when an individual has prior DUI charges on their record. In some cases, a second offense paired with a high BAC can result in a felony charge instead of a misdemeanor.
- Injuries or Damages Caused – If you cause property damages or injure another individual while driving under the influence, additional penalties will be added to your charge.
- Refusal to Test – In Idaho, individuals who refuse to take a BAC test when requested to by an officer will face additional penalties. This can include license suspension for one year and a $250 fine.
Your charge determines your defense attorney’s strategy for beating your DUI. Depending on the details of your case, your attorney may be able to prove that the officer did not have the grounds to stop an individual, or that the evidence or officer lacks credibility or mishandled the traffic stop.
Your attorney may also fight for you to receive a lesser sentence, citing your commitment to changing your behavior. If you willingly enter a treatment or rehabilitation program, a judge may believe you’re working to remedy your past actions. Depending on your unique circumstances or your efforts since being charged with a DUI, a skilled defense attorney can argue for less strict legal consequences.
Seek Help Beating a DUI in Court
At Trilogy Law Group, we’ve worked with individuals charged with a DUI who come from a variety of backgrounds and life circumstances. We believe in helping our clients protect their futures from harsh sentences and lifelong penalties. When you speak with our skilled legal team, you can expect an experienced lawyer to provide the answers you need.
Ready to speak with a DUI defense lawyer? Call 208-968-9060 or fill in our online form to connect about your case today.