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Experience Matters:

17+ Years Representing Clients in

State Courts, Federal Court, and the Idaho Supreme Court

For more than 17 years, Cody Long has been helping people defend their cases against even the toughest criminal prosecutors. His extensive knowledge about DUI law, procedures, and investigations gives him an advantage in the courtroom, something that has proven very effective for achieving the best outcomes. If you’ve been arrested for DUI in Idaho, call Cody right away. The consultation is free: (208) 287-3303.



While Cody handles a variety of criminal defense matters, his primary focus is on Driving Under the Influence cases because most people who get DUIs are good people and the consequences to them can be severe. Prosecutors and judges have become increasingly tough on DUI offenders. No longer can you expect a slap on a wrist for a DUI, especially if you've had a DUI in the past. Because of the more punitive approach towards DUIs, having an experienced DUI attorney like Cody Long on your side is critical to minimizing the penalties you may be facing.


Civil Penalties—You Only Have Seven Days to Take Action

The Idaho Transportation Department will automatically suspend your driver’s license if you failed the breath test during a DUI stop. If you refused the breathalyzer test, the penalties are much worse and the prosecutor will seek a fine and a court order banning you from driving for one year. These are considered “civil proceedings” (as opposed to criminal proceedings). If you want to fight the automatic suspension, you must begin the process within seven days of your driving under the influence arrest. The following summarizes the license suspension penalties in an Idaho DUI civil case:

  • First-time DUI (failed test): 90-day suspension

  • First-time DUI (refused to take test): 1-year suspension and $250 fine

  • Second DUI in five years/Second failed test in five years: 1-year suspension

  • Second DUI in 10 years/Second test refusal in 10 years: 2-year suspension and $250 fine

  • Ignition Interlock is required for one year if you fail an evidentiary test

Criminal Penalties for DUI in Idaho

The prosecutor is already preparing her case against you. You need a knowledgeable DUI attorney like Cody Long on your side as soon as possible to adequately prepare your case. Remember, not every criminal defense attorney knows how to handle DUI cases. They are complex in the law and in the scientific nature of the evidence. You need to hire someone with Cody's experience, who understands how to fight DUI cases, how officers are trained, how officers are supposed to conduct their investigations, the common errors that officers can make, and what it takes to win.

Cody will analyze your case and you will both work together to decide whether the best course of action is to go to trial or make the best of a bad situation and work out a plea deal with the prosecutor.

The following is a non-exhaustive summary of DUI criminal penalties you face in addition to the civil penalties:

CHARGE                             JAIL TIME              PROBATION          FINE          LICENSE SUSPENSION

First-Time DUI                     180 Days                   2 Years                     $1,000                 180 Days                 

First-time “Excessive”       Minimum 10 days

(0.20 or Above)                      to 1 Year                  2 Years                      $2,000                  1 Year                      

Second DUI in 10 Years   10 days to 1 Year        2 Years                      $2,000                  1 Year                      

Second “Excessive”

DUI in 5 Years                    30 days - 5 Years       5 Years                      $5,000                  5 Years                     

Third DUI (Felony) in

10 Years                          30 days -10 Years   10 years                 $5,000                  5 Years                     

Aggravated DUI                 15 Years                       TBD                         $5,000                  5 Years                    

Idaho law requires an ignition interlock for any driver convicted of a DUI.

Attorney Cody Long Will Fight For Your Rights.

Call Now To Get Started

(208) 287-3303


Mr. Long was very helpful and made me feel at ease with going to court. He explained everything very well and took control very quickly. I went to court three times and Cody was always on time and answered all my questions satisfactorily. Thank you for all your help!




Cody is a knowledgeable lawyer, he will review your case and give you a set of options on how YOU want him to proceed with your defense. He was able to negotiate a good deal for my bad situation and followed through with me even after his job had been completed. Cody is a good man, not just your average "lawyer" that is understanding of the case at hand. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.



I just wanted to say thank you. You saved my career today! I'm sorry that was not readily apparent to me right up front! Things happened quickly, and it took me some time to get the situation in perspective. I've learned some valuable lessons in the last couple months. Thanks for defending me, my life would be much different right now without your help. Nice work!


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Criminal Law

DUI - Driving Under the Influence



13965 W. Chinden Blvd., Suite 113

Boise, Idaho 83713



(208) 287-3303



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