DUI – Driving Under the Influence
You need an experienced, knowledgeable attorney to defend your rights and protect you against the threatening effects of a DUI.
Have you been arrested for drunk driving? Do not take your DUI charges lightly. The state of Idaho aggressively prosecutes individuals charged with drunk driving. Potential penalties for a first-time DUI include jail time, hefty fines, probation, a lengthy driver’s license suspension, and hundreds of dollars in extra automobile insurance premiums.
The best way to defend your record, rights and license is to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney. In Boise, Idaho, you can find the experienced legal representation you require at the law firm of Minert Law Office.
DUI / DWI
We handle all drinking and driving charges, including:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Driving While Impaired (DWI)
- Underage DUI
- Felony DUI
- DUIs involving blood tests
- DUIs involving drugs or prescription medications
- Idaho Department of Transportation driver’s license suspension hearings (ALS Hearings)
Get A Vigorous Defense
At Minert Law Office, we believe strongly that every person accused of a crime has a right to a zealous defense. Attorney Steve Minert will work diligently to seek the best possible result in your case. We are sensitive to the impact a criminal record can have on an individual and his or her family. We understand that a driver’s license suspension is a serious matter that could affect your work and daily life.
If retained to handle your DUI case, we will ask key questions of the prosecution:
- Did your arresting officer make a proper traffic stop?
- Did the officer properly administer your breath test or blood test?
- Did the officer properly administer your field sobriety tests?
- Did the officer violate your constitutional rights?
Do Not Plead Guilty Before Speaking With Us
Even if you blew a .08 or higher or failed a blood test, we can help. DUI law is very technical. The police may have made a mistake that we can use to your advantage. Our first goal is to determine if there is a basis to obtain a dismissal of your charges or an acquittal.
If we review the evidence and you decide the prosecution has a strong case against you, we’ll use our experience as former deputy prosecutors to vigorously negotiate a settlement that is in YOUR best interests. We also will fight to help you qualify to have your DUI dismissed with a Withheld Judgment.
While no attorney can guarantee a particular result in a given case, we do have a strong record of results in DUI cases. We are particularly adept at handling driver’s license suspensions, including efforts to obtain permits or restricted licenses for clients. Attorneys from other law firms frequently contact our firm to ask us questions about driver’s license issues.
Do not attempt to represent yourself or assume a public defender will be free. If you insist on representing yourself, the judge will hold you to the standard of an attorney and you must follow the Idaho Rules of Evidence and Rules of Procedure. Public defenders are often so overloaded that they cannot meet with you until the day of court — by then the time for preparation is passed. Steve Minert provides the level of personal attention to your case that you expect and truly deserve.
Contact A Boise DUI Attorney
To speak with a DUI defense lawyer, contact Minert Law Office in Boise, Idaho. To schedule your free consultation, call 208-991-3394 or contact us by e-mail. Please give us a call. We can help!