Bad things happen to good people and being charged with DUI is a perfect example. DUI laws have become extremely tough over the years, mostly as a result of political pressure from special interest groups. This same pressure influences enforcement of those laws.
Gone are the days when a cop might determine that you may be okay to drive a short distance home despite having a BAC slightly over the legal limit. Strict enforcement and vigorous prosecution have caused the need for aggressive defense for those charged with DUI.
In Idaho, defendants charged with DUI face a myriad of penalties depending on the circumstances of the alleged crime. These circumstances include your BAC limit, your age, whether you have past DUI convictions, and whether you caused somebody else to become injured while driving under the influence. A conviction for DUI can result in jail or prison time, probation, fines, restitution and the loss of your driver’s license. A DUI could also cost you your job or significantly hinder your ability to get a job. With the stakes extremely high, it is imperative that you have an aggressive attorney to protect your rights. Call William O’Connor now to schedule a consultation.