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Boise Criminal Defense Lawyer

Hopefully, your family will never need the legal services of a Boise criminal defense lawyer. However, things happen and everyone makes mistakes. You don’t have to be a bad person to find yourself in hot water with the criminal justice system.

You never know when you’re going to get that phone call. Your husband calls and says he’s been arrested for DUI. Or your son calls and says he got caught with marijuana on him. Now you’re the one who has to go bail them out of jail. You’re also the one who should call an experienced Boise criminal defense attorney too.

Idaho has some strict laws when it comes to criminal cases. If you’re arrested for a crime in Boise, chances are you’ll be facing some stiff penalties. You could face any or all of the following:

  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • Criminal record
  • Possible suspension or revocation of your driver’s license
  • Loss of your professional license
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Our Idaho Criminal Defense Attorney Specializes in the Following Cases

If you get arrested, you’re going to want a lawyer that specializes in criminal law. You don’t want to rely on someone who practices divorce law to handle your case. That would be like having a criminal lawyer represent you in a real estate transaction. It doesn’t make sense. Our Boise criminal defense attorney specializes in defense strategy for the following types of cases:


Getting arrested for DUI can be scary and frustrating. You make one bad decision and it can affect the rest of your life. We understand this. The law against DUI is pretty clear. If you’re caught driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher, you’ll be charged with DUI. The threshold is even lower for commercial drivers and people under 21.

A lot of people who are charged with DUI want to just go to court without legal counsel and take their lumps. If it’s your first offense, you figure you’ll pay some fines and lose your license for a few months. However, in Idaho, the legal process could leave you up against a lot more than this.

For a first offense DUI in Boise, you face the following penalties:

  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Fines of up to $1,000
  • Suspension of your license for up to 7 months
  • 1-year of an Ignition Interlock Device

Being arrested for DUI isn’t the same as being convicted of DUI. Your Boise criminal lawyer will work hard to get your charges dismissed. There are defenses available to you for DUI and our DUI attorney is familiar with them all.

Criminal Domestic Violence

It’s one thing to be charged with battery or other violent crimes. It’s another to be charged with domestic violence battery. If you are charged with assaulting someone in your household, you can be charged with criminal domestic violence in Idaho. Criminal domestic violence charges can be filed if you are accused of assaulting any of the following people:

  • Spouse or former spouse
  • Someone you have a child with
  • Anyone you live with whether you’re married or not
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Real Stories, Real Results

Client Reviews & Testimonials

Discover what our clients are saying about their experiences with Boise DUI Guy. 

    "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.

The Importance of Having an Experienced Criminal Lawyer on Your Side

Like we mentioned earlier, there’s no law that says you need a criminal defense law firm if you’ve been charged with a crime. In fact, a lot of people choose to handle their legal issues themselves. Or, they rely on the legal system to provide a public defender. Depending on the seriousness of your charges, you may be entitled to a public defender in Idaho.

There is nothing wrong with public defenders. They work hard and do the best they can for their clients. However, they handle a lot of cases. And sometimes, their goal is to just get you the best deal they can. They don’t have the luxury of spending hours researching defenses to your case. They don’t have the personal investment that a private Boise criminal defense attorney does.

If you go into court without an experienced criminal lawyer, you could be making the biggest mistake of your life. Like it or not, if you’ve been charged with a crime, you need to take it seriously. There’s a lot on the line. You could be facing all of the following:

  • Months or years in prison
  • Thousands of dollars in fines
  • Loss of your professional license
  • Custody issues with your children
  • A permanent criminal record

If you want any chance of avoiding legal punishment for criminal charges, you’ll want to rely on an experienced Boise criminal defense attorney.

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Contact an Experienced Defense Attorney for a Free Consultation

The last thing any of us want to do is deal with legal trouble without legal counsel. Once you’ve been charged with an offense, there is no going back. You can’t click your heels three times and make it go away. You’re going to have to go to court and face the music. It’s a lot less scary to face the music with an experienced attorney by your side.

If you or your loved one have been charged with a crime in Boise, call and schedule your consultation with the Boise DUI Guy. The team of attorneys at our office offer decades of combined experience handling cases just like yours.

Our experienced criminal defense lawyers have relationships with the prosecutors. They know how they operate. They will do everything they can do get your charges reduced or dismissed. And, if this doesn’t work, they’ll go to court and battle on your behalf.

Being charged with a crime isn’t the end of the world. It may feel like it at the time, but there is hope or dismissed or reduced charges. All criminal charges have possible defenses. It’s your criminal lawyer’s job to find these defenses and see if they apply to your case. He’ll review the state’s evidence and see if there are any holes in the case presented by the prosecuting attorney. It might even be possible to get the prosecutor to agree to a plea bargain.

Call our Boise lawyers today and schedule your consultation. Sit down with someone who knows what you’re going through. Our criminal lawyers know what you’re up against. Let them guide you through the process.

Having a good criminal lawyer with a solid defense strategy can make all the difference in your case. Experienced criminal defense attorneys could be the one thing that stands between you and a jail cell. Don’t leave it to chance. Call our law office for a free consultation today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 208-415-9943 today!

  • Do I need to hire a lawyer?

    If you’re facing criminal charges, hiring a skilled criminal defense attorney empowers you to better fight for your future and combat the charges. A criminal conviction of any kind will play a major role in shaping your future.

    If you choose not to hire a lawyer, you will still have legal representation assigned by the state via a public defender, but you’ll be unable to choose your specific attorney based on the factors you value most. Choose your lawyer and hire an attorney ready to advocate for your future with a long history of success. 

  • What penalties am I facing?

    Every charge is different, and each charge has different penalties you could be facing. This could include a fee, jail time, or other unique penalties like required driving classes or mandatory rehabilitation. 

    If you’re not sure what to expect from your case and what specific penalties accompany your charge, your criminal defense attorney can help.

  • How long will the case take?

    The court process can take months or it can stretch into years before it gets fully solved. There are many different stages within the litigation process, including the initial hearing, plea bargaining, the preliminary hearing, pre-trial motions, and the trial itself. 

    When you partner with a skilled criminal defense attorney, you ensure that you know what comes next within your process and that you’re prepared for the next steps. Though the court process can be lengthy, your criminal defense lawyer will keep you updated so you know they’re pushing your case forward and developing a strong argument to help you win. 

  • Will the prosecutor communicate with me directly, or my lawyer?

    During the majority of stages within the process, the court will communicate with your lawyer only. Lawyers are required to communicate with the legal parties that represent defendants rather than the defendant themself, so you shouldn’t feel concerned that the prosecutor will contact you directly. 

    However, during the trial, the prosecutor can communicate directly with you and will typically ask a series of questions to build their case before the judge or jury. Before this happens, your criminal defense attorney will help to prepare you so you can confidently face the stands without worrying about what to expect.

  • I want a plea deal. How do I get one?

    plea deal is an arrangement where a prosecutor provides a concession when a defendant agrees to a guilty plea. This typically carries a lighter sentence or charge than you would receive were the case to go to trial. 

    Though it’s not guaranteed in every instance, your criminal defense attorney may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor to receive a plea deal. A professional, skilled criminal defense attorney increases your chance of achieving a plea deal. Your lawyer can also inform you of what to expect, identify what you want from a plea deal, and advocate for your best interests.

  • Does it matter to my lawyer if I’m guilty?

    Your criminal defense lawyer is tasked with fighting for your freedom and disproving the prosecution. Full honesty is important in this effort because your lawyer needs ample information to build your best argument and to prepare for what arguments they may hear from the prosecution. 

    In some cases, the facts your lawyer is armed with may show you did commit the crime. Even if you’re guilty of the crime, your lawyer will still advocate for your best interests. This may mean fighting for the best plea deal, or it may involve your lawyer showing that the prosecution cannot prove their case. Your lawyer is focused on fighting for you, and that doesn’t change if the facts they learn about your case do show your guilt. 

  • Will I face penalties after completing my sentence?
    Even if you’ve served your prison sentence and paid your fines, you may face penalties that extend beyond your initial sentence. Criminal records can leave long-lasting consequences because others will be able to view that record. That means landlords, banks, and other groups may deny your applications based on a background check. Avoiding this penalties means avoiding a criminal record, so reach out for help defending your case.

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