License Suspension DUI
If you’re facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge in Idaho, you could be at risk of a lengthy license suspension. Idaho harshly punishes DUIs and DUI-related charges, and the license suspensions issued to drivers often disrupt many areas of life. Individuals may struggle to attend school, work, and other daily functions, only adding to the stress they may feel dealing with their DUI charge.
At Trilogy Law Group, we know how important it is to beat a DUI charge and avoid losing your license. Our experienced defense attorneys fight for your future in the courtroom, helping you get your sentence lessened or eliminated entirely. If you’re seeking legal support to confidently combat a license suspension for a DUI, we’re here to help.
What Is a License Suspension?
A license suspension is a common penalty for DUIs and DUI-related charges. In Idaho, a license suspension prevents you from operating a motor vehicle for a set period, from as short as ninety days for a first DUI charge to as long as five years for a third charge. Idaho also penalizes drivers who refuse Breathalyzers with an automatic one-year license suspension.
With a strict license suspension, your driving restrictions will apply in every situation, which means you could be banned from driving yourself to work or school. Some license suspensions offer temporary clauses after a certain period of time passes, which may allow the driver to drive to work or school, but limits other locations.
Another common component tacked onto DUI license suspension punishments is an ignition interlock device (IID) installation clause, which demands that a driver must use a car-installed Breathalyzer device for a certain period when their driving suspension ends.
How Will a License Suspension Affect Me?
License suspensions can derail affected individuals with daily difficulties, blocking the individual from attending work or school. People who must drive as a responsibility within their employment, like pizza delivery drivers, taxi drivers, or other drivers with commercial vehicles may even lose their job because of their DUI charge and suspension.
A license suspension can trigger emotional difficulties as well. Many affected individuals feel shame or embarrassment, unsure of how to explain their suspension to their loved ones. Many also feel an increase in stress as they struggle to navigate life without their driving abilities. Your lawyer can help you combat these feelings and build a strong defense.
Our Experienced DUI Defense Attorney Can Help
A skilled defense attorney with a powerful strategy can successfully beat your DUI charge and clear your license suspension. Even if your lawyer cannot beat the charge, they may compel the judge to offer a lighter sentence, which may lower the time your license is suspended.
At Trilogy Law Group, it’s our top priority to help you return to normal as quickly as possible. We know the difficulties a license suspension can cause to your life, and we’ll use our extensive experience and trusted strategies to fight your license suspension.
If you’re ready to build a strong legal defense with a DUI attorney who truly cares, reach out for a consultation. Give us a call at 208-968-9060 or fill in our online form below to learn more.