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Second DUI Charge

Boise 2nd DUI Defense Lawyers

Facing a second DUI charge in Idaho can be daunting, with stiff fines, jail time, and long-term consequences on your driving privileges and personal life looming. We recognize the stress and uncertainty that come with these charges. Our second DUI defense lawyers in Boise are here to offer clients a sense of confidence that their legal affairs are being handled by counsel who understands the law and the process, and who will exhaust all possible avenues to protect their rights. 

Call Trilogy Law Group at (208) 415-9943 today. We’re available 24/7.

The Penalties for a 2nd DUI Conviction in Idaho

Here's what you can expect if facing a second DUI conviction:

  • Mandatory jail time: A minimum of 10 days to a maximum of 1 year in jail. This can go up to 5 years if the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is .20% or higher.
  • Hefty fines: A penalty of $2,000 or more, with increases for BAC levels of .20% or greater.
  • License suspension: A suspension period ranging from 1 to 5 years, varying with the offender's BAC.
  • For underage offenders: Those not yet 21-years-old face 30 days of incarceration.
  • Ignition interlock: This technology must be installed on your vehicle. 

How the Ignition Interlock System Works

Ignition Interlock Devices (IIDs) are connected to the ignition system of a vehicle and require the driver to perform a breathalyzer test before the engine can start. If the device detects alcohol above a preset limit-typically set very low to discourage any alcohol consumption-the vehicle will not start. The IID may require retests at random intervals while the vehicle is in operation, to ensure ongoing sobriety during a drive. 

In Idaho, following a second DUI conviction, the state mandates that the device must be installed in any vehicle operated by the individual for a minimum period of one year. This period could be extended based on the judge's discretion or if any violations are recorded by the IID during its required usage time. The cost for installation, maintenance, and monthly service fees of the IID is borne by the offender, adding financial responsibility on top of the legal penalties faced. 

Defense Strategies in DUI Cases

The severity of the potential penalties underscores the importance of thoroughly exploring the available legal defense strategies. One common defense revolves around questioning the validity and administration of the field sobriety and breathalyzer tests. We can scrutinize the methodology and calibration of the testing equipment, as well as the training and procedures followed by the arresting officers. If any irregularities or procedural errors are identified, it could cast doubt on the reliability of the evidence being used to support the DUI charge. 

Another strategic defense involves examining the circumstances surrounding the initial traffic stop. In Idaho, as in the rest of the United States, law enforcement officers must have a valid reason, known as reasonable suspicion, to stop a vehicle. Without this, any evidence gathered during an illegal stop, including breathalyzer results and officer observations, may be deemed inadmissible in court. Our office will meticulously review the details of the stop. 

Furthermore, we can explore other contributing factors, such as medical conditions that could mimic signs of intoxication or environmental factors affecting the field sobriety test performance. 

Ultimately, every case is unique, and defense strategy can only be determined after we meet with a client, hear their side of the story, and review all available reports. People who come to Trilogy Law Group can be confident their case will be investigated thoroughly. Our past clients have spoken well of our commitment to their freedom, and we hope to earn your trust too. 

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Client Reviews & Testimonials

At Trilogy Law Group, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Highly recommend."
    Several years ago, I had a DUI. People make mistakes and Aaron and his team were there to help me out in a pinch! Everyone was very friendly, empathetic and made me feel secure when I thought life was over. I never had any questions as I was always in the know regarding my case along with procedures. I highly recommend Aaron and his firm.
    - Keri A.
    "Very kind, very helpful."
    Would highly recommend, I had a very complicated series of issues and was able to get clear and concise direction on a recommended way to proceed. Very kind, very helpful.
    - Jack H.
    "I would recommend to anyone needing help!"
    Erik O’Daniel and Trilogy Law Group were amazing!!! I really enjoyed working with them. They made a really stressful and difficult time easier with such professionalism and kindness. I would recommend to anyone needing help!
    - Chance D.
    "Knowledgeable and honest."
    Eric Baldwin has been my lawyer for many years he is always there to help me. Very knowledgeable and honest.
    - Anna S.
    "Definitely recommend!"
    Aaron answered my phone call immediately, was an attentive listener, and was very helpful in answering my questions I had. Definitely recommend!
    - Jackie K.
    "He helped me above and beyond my wildest expectations."
    Erik O'Daniel represented me and helped me above and beyond my wildest expectations and continued to help me through the entire process when I had questions or if I was frustrated and needed to vent.
    - Sam J.

Call Our 2nd DUI Defense Lawyers in Boise Today

If you're facing the daunting prospect of a second DUI conviction in Idaho, now is the time to secure legal representation. Trilogy Law Group has the knowledge, experience, and dedication necessary to challenge charges and strive for the best possible outcome. We understand the complexities of DUI law and are committed to exploring every avenue of defense on your behalf.

Don’t let a second DUI charge define your future or strip away your freedoms without a fight. Call (208) 415-9943 or contact us online today to set up a free consultation.

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