Criminal Defense


DUI stands for “driving under the influence” of alcohol, prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, or controlled substances. You can be charged with DUI if consumption of any one of them are at such a level as to impair your ability to drive safely. Other factors or related charges can come into play when charged with a DUI such as excessive DUI, felony DUI, driving with an open container, underage DUI, and underage drinking. Let our attorneys help you understand the court process and department of motor vehicle implications when charged with a DUI by calling us today for your free consultation.

Sex Crimes

Sex crimes refer to those offenses of a sexual nature and are among the most serious of criminal offenses. Most offenses are recognized as those crimes against an adult or against a minor and can carry different penalties based on the type of offense. These types of crimes result in mandatory registration as a sex offender upon conviction.

Probation Violations

If you have been convicted of a crime and placed on probation, you are subject to the terms and conditions as set forth by the judge and probation officer. You can be charged with a violation for non-compliance or if you are guilty a new criminal act. Depending on the nature of the violation as well as the original charges, you could be facing jail time or extended probation or further restricted probation terms. Let us help you by calling for your free consultation.

Drug Offenses

Drug offenses that fall under Idaho Code range from misdemeanor to felony and state to federal.  Possible charges are as follows: possession of a controlled substance; frequenting; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession with intent to distribute; delivery of a controlled substance where children are present; trafficking; marijuana cases; prescription drug charges; drug DUI cases (mentioned previously under DUI); public intoxication and drug substance cases. If you do not understand what each of these charges mean, we can assist you in understanding the definitions and differences of each. Not fully comprehending the charges could leave you unnecessarily facing severe consequences. Let our attorneys help you and call our office today for your free consultation.

Theft Crimes

Theft offenses cover a wide variety of charges that range from misdemeanor to felony depending on the specific charge. Below are a few different types of charges that a person can be charged with relating to theft of various sorts.

Burglary offenses apply to any “person who enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse, store, mill, barn, stable, outhouse, or other building, tent, vessel, vehicle, trailer, airplane or railroad car, with intent to commit any theft or any felony, is guilty of burglary”  (Idaho Code 18-1401).Robbery “is the felonious taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear” (Idaho Code 18-6501). Carjacking falls under robbery.Theft has two degrees, petit theft and grand theft which differ by the dollar amount involved in the theft. These can range from taking someone’s personal checks, debit card, any property. Larceny also falls under theft.Theft offenses may seem straight forward but as with drug offenses, a person can end up on the wrong side of a hefty sentencing. Call us today for your free consultation.

Violent Crimes

Violent offenses are generally the most egregious crimes which usually involve the use of force or threat of force. They overlap with other criminal offenses and include but are not limited to: homicide, murder, assault, manslaughter, sexual assault, rape, robbery, negligence, endangerment, and kidnapping/abduction. Violent crimes can also include extortion and harassment. If you have been charged with a violent crime, call us today for your free consultation.

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