Boise Criminal Defense Attorney

When it comes to beating criminal defense charges, there is one thing you need to have firmly on your side: a top quality criminal defense attorney, with a strong background of success in beating these charges, and helping you move on with your life. Fortunately for you, our team has a solid history of achieving this very goal, and will be with you every step of the way, from initial conviction to final resolution.

How Can We Help?

Our team will be onside at every stage of the case, and can help with initial investigations, misdemeanors, and more serious felonies.

Investigations and Case Management

Misdemeanor Offenses

Felony Offenses

Once the case has been moved to court, there are two options available for the defendant:
pleading guilty or not guilty. A plea of not guilty will mean that a trial date is set, while a plea of guilty will see a sentencing hearing set. Prior to this, a probation officer, who works on behalf of the court, will conduct a “pre-sentence investigation”. The aim of this is to learn more about the defendant, and be ready to make a general sentencing recommendation to the judge in question.


In most felony cases, the judge will determine an underlying sentence, which will be comprised of two sections – a fixed portion – this must be served before the person is eligible for parole – and an indeterminate portion – this is the length of time for which a person could continue to be held if parole is denied. As an example, a judge may grant a sentence of four years fixed plus three years indeterminate – the defendant must serve four years before applying for parole, plus another three maximum if parole is not granted.
Once the underlying sentence has been determined, the judge can select one of three options: suspend the sentence, and place the defendant on probation, send the defendant directly to jail to begin their sentence, or impose a prison sentence of under a year to undergo a specific treatment program, using their response to determine the next part of the punishment.

What Are The Punishments For Burglary?

Depending on the nature of your crime, and the strength of your defense there are a number of potential outcomes you could be facing.

In some cases, a judge may make a decision to grant a “withheld judgement” for a conviction – this means that the judge will impose a sentence, usually probation along with other conditions such as a driving ban, license revocation, or community service. If the defendant successfully completes the sentence, they may have their case dismissed, and the conviction will not appear on their record. If, however, the sentence is not successfully completed, the court is able to resentence the individual, and the maximum sentence will usually be

If you are found guilty of an offence “which results in an economic loss to the victim”, then the court may order you to pay restitution to the victim – this will be applicable even in situations where the victim is covered or reimbursed by an insurance policy.

This can be a good option for those who may find their future prospects, career and opportunities severely hampered by a criminal conviction, while still ensuring that they are held responsible for their crimes. While the actual conviction is not expunged from the record, many requirements and consequences of a conviction – for example, having to pay for expensive, high risk insurance following a DUI conviction – may no longer be an issue.

What Are Your Next Steps?

If you have been convicted of drug crimes, it is imperative that you have a team of experienced, qualified attorneys on hand to assist you. Here at Boise DUI Attorney, we have
a wealth of experience in dealing with drugs crimes, and those involving controlled or dangerous substances. Get in touch today, and see how we could advise you on your ideal next steps, and the best way to proceed to try and ensure the best possible future and outcome for your case.

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