Caldwell DUI Attorney
What Is A DUI?
What Punishment Will I Receive For A First Offense in Idaho?
In the majority of cases, first-time offenders are less likely to find themselves facing a jail sentence unless the accident in question results in the victim’s death or serious injury. In addition, first offenders may be able to request a restricted license, after they have served a 30 day license suspension – this will usually only be granted to those who need a vehicle and access to driving in order to access work or medical appointments. In addition, an IID will usually be a requirement if a restricted license is granted. Second offenders may also apply after a 45 day waiting period; you will need to petition the court for a restricted license, while also demonstrating an active good standing with a recognized state substance abuse program.
It is also worth noting that the DUI itself is not the only thing you may be convicted of; Idaho legislation also recognizes “implied consent” laws. These laws require anyone lawfully arrested for a DUI to submit to a urine, breath or blood test. Any offender who is deemed to have unlawfully refused testing may face a fine of $250, face a suspended license, and may have an IID requirement added to their vehicle. In some cases, the refusal may also go against you in court.
Refusing to submit to a test could see your license suspended for a year for first offenses, or two years for second offences, as well as the installation of an IID, which must be in place for a minimum of one year.
What Impact Will A First Offence DUI Have On My Life?
What About The Non Financial Consequences?
In addition to the financial penalties which can be incurred with a DUI conviction, finding yourself landed with a DUI can also have non-tangible impacts on your everyday life. This may include the following:
Your Next Steps
If you have been convicted of a DUI, you will need to access quality legal advice – and here at Boise DUI Law, we can help. Our team has a wealth of experience in the world of DUI convictions, and will work tirelessly to ensure that you are able to get the outcome you deserve. Get in touch today, and see how we could help you take those vital next steps.