Understanding DUI in Idaho and Why You Need Attorney Cody Long by Your Side
At Long Law Office, PLLC, we understand that navigating the legal landscape can be daunting, especially when it comes to DUI laws. In Idaho, the consequences of driving under the influence can be severe, even for first-time offenders. Below is a brief overview of what constitutes a DUI in Idaho, the penalties for a first offense, and the unparalleled experience Attorney Cody Long brings to the table.
What Constitutes a DUI in Idaho?
In Idaho, you can be charged with a DUI if you operate a motor vehicle:
With a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher: If you're 21 years of age or older, driving with a BAC of 0.08 or more can result in a DUI charge. For those under 21, the threshold is much lower at 0.02.
While under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any intoxicating substance: Even if your BAC is below the legal limit, you can still face DUI charges if your ability to drive has been impaired due to the consumption of alcohol, drugs, or any other intoxicating substance.
“Operating a motor vehicle” does not mean that the vehicle must be in motion. If you were in the driver’s seat with the engine running and had a BAC over the legal limit, you can be charged. This means even if you were parked and asleep with the engine running to keep warm, you can be charged with a DUI if your BAC was 0.08 or higher.
A DUI charge is not to be taken lightly, especially in Idaho where even a first offense can carry significant consequences. For a first-time DUI conviction:
Jail Time: You could face up to six months in jail.
Fines: Fines can range up to $1,000 plus court costs of $202.50.
License Suspension: Your driver's license could be suspended for up to 180 days. There is also a mandatory ignition interlock device requirement at your expense.
Substance Abuse Evaluation: You may be required to undergo a substance abuse evaluation, treatment, and attend a Mothers Against Drunk Drivers victim panel or complete other educational programs.
Probation: You could face up to two years of probation.
These penalties not only have immediate consequences but can also have long-term impacts on your professional and personal life.
Why Trust Attorney Cody Long with Your DUI Case?
Navigating the complexities of a DUI charge requires expertise, experience, and a deep understanding of Idaho's legal landscape. This is where Attorney Cody Long shines.
18+ Years of Experience: With over 18 years of experience in the legal field, Cody Long is well-equipped to handle your case. He has seen it all, from straightforward cases to the most intricate ones, providing clients with knowledgeable and skillful representation.
Client-Centric Approach: Cody Long brings dedication and commitment to every case. He understands the stress and anxiety associated with a DUI charge and is dedicated to guiding his clients every step of the way.
Proven Track Record: Time and again, Cody Long has demonstrated his prowess in achieving favorable outcomes for his clients. His experience, combined with a keen understanding of the law, positions him as a top choice for representation.
A DUI charge in Idaho can be overwhelming, but you don't have to face it alone. Cody Long of Long Law Office, PLLC, is here to help. With his vast experience, client-centric approach, and unwavering dedication, you can rest assured that your case is in the best hands. Don't leave your future to chance—reach out to Boise DUI lawyer Cody Long and let his expertise work for you.