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Compassionate Defense for DUI Accidents in ID

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious offense punishable by harsh penalties. If you were arrested for a DUI in Idaho, securing a robust defense from a qualified DUI accident attorney is imperative to safeguard your life and liberties, especially if the DUI caused an accident. If another person was killed or harmed as a result of your actions, you may face substantially enhanced penalties in criminal court, making it crucial to seek swift legal counsel to avoid the life-altering consequences of a felony DUI conviction. 

At Idaho Legal Justice, our firm is familiar with the stress and fear that comes with a DUI arrest. That's why our Boise attorneys are committed to helping you navigate the legal intricacies of your case with compassion and understanding. Our experienced lawyers have extensive knowledge of Idaho DUI laws to fiercely defend your rights after an accident, guiding your steps wisely in criminal court to reduce or dismiss the charges against you.

A DUI can derail your life in a heartbeat. Don’t throw away your freedom by failing to secure a strong defense. Call (208) 540-8310 to schedule a free consultation with our Boise attorneys.

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Don't Face the Criminal Justice System Alone
Facing a DUI charge is a daunting experience, but you don't have to face it alone. Our firm provides compassionate representation, guiding you through the legal process with care and compassion. Call (208) 540-8310 to connect with our dedicated legal team today.

What Happens if I Cause a DUI Accident?

In Idaho, the consequences of a DUI conviction are often severe and life-altering. This is especially true when a DUI offense results in an accident. Under Idaho law, a DUI that causes an accident can significantly escalate the charges, leading to enhanced penalties like longer jail time, higher fines, and extended revocation of driving privileges. 

In cases where serious injury or death is involved, DUI offenders can face a possible felony conviction, leading to even harsher penalties. Causing an accident while driving under the influence can also subject you to civil lawsuits for damages by those injured in the accident, leading to substantial financial burdens for victims’ medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and possible punitive damages.

A DUI resulting in injuries or fatalities on Idaho roads underscores the urgency of securing experienced representation from a skilled DUI accident lawyer. Seeking swift counsel from a qualified attorney can drastically affect the outcome of your case, including the possibility of negotiating reduced charges or alternative sentencing. By partnering with a trusted lawyer, you can better understand the specific implications of your DUI case and make informed decisions to protect your freedom. 

What Are the Penalties for DUI Accidents?

Like any crime, the penalties of a DUI accident conviction vary based on certain factors, including any prior offenses and the severity of the accident. 

Below are some common types of DUI accidents and associated penalties: 

Aggravated DUI

Under Idaho Code §18-8006, an aggravated DUI is defined as causing “great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to any person.” 

This is a felony offense punishable by: 

  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Up to 15 years in prison
  • Up to 5 years of driver’s license suspension

Vehicular Manslaughter

Under Idaho Code §18-4006, a DUI resulting in death is a felony offense known as vehicular manslaughter. "Manslaughter" is defined as "the unlawful killing of a human being, including a human embryo or fetus, without malice." Vehicular manslaughter occurs when the operation of a motor vehicle is a significant cause contributing to the death of another during the commission of an unlawful act, such as DUI. 

The penalties for DUI resulting in the death of another include:  

  • Up to $15,000 in fines
  • Up to 15 years in prison
  • Driver’s license suspension

Offenders convicted of a fatal DUI may also be ordered to pay restitution to the victim’s family, as well as any children of the deceased. 

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What Our Clients are Saying

Reviews & Testimonials

At Idaho Legal Justice, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "10/10 recommend!"
    Sam was beyond thoughtful and extremely helpful with my first and only DUI. He brought ease to the high stress situation from the first phone call. He got me a great deal and was worth every penny. 10/10 recommend!
    - Chris A.
    "Sam and his team are amazing!"
    Sam and his team are amazing! My DUI charge got completely dropped and he walked me through every step.
    - Brian L.
    "I’m very grateful he was there to represent me."
    Sam is a very kind and professional man! Himself and the team made sure I was prepared and comfortable throughout my whole process.
    - Aerin G.
    "Thank you guys for the save!"
    Sam and the team were very helpful and comforting in my time of stress, I am very fortunate to have found them and would have them represent me again if the need ever arose.
    - Joshua A.
    "10/10 recommend!"
    Sam was beyond thoughtful and extremely helpful with my first and only DUI. He brought ease to the high stress situation from the first phone call. He got me a great deal and was worth every penny.
    - Chris A.
    "Sam Bishop was outstanding to work with."
    Sam and his assistants supported me throughout the whole process and encouraged me to contact them anytime I needed them. They were all very personable and took so much pressure off my shoulders.
    - Nicole R.
    "They were there every step of the way."

    Sam and his team helped out greatly in a terrible situation. They were there every step of the way and I believe their recommendations helped get me a great resolution in my case. I was facing stiff fines and punishments but was lucky to get a very lenient sentence.

    - Cristian A.
    "Will always recommend him."
    Sam is amazing to work with! He eased my mind through the whole situation, and fought for me getting the best outcome possible! He is super responsive and helpful with anything I need.
    - Hannah L.

Why Hire Our Boise Attorneys? 

Navigating the aftermath of a DUI accident can be grueling and complex. Securing representation from a trusted defense attorney is essential to avoid harsh penalties and reputational damage. At Idaho Legal Justice, our experienced team is dedicated to advocating for the rights of clients facing DUI charges in Boise and beyond. 

We can guide your steps wisely throughout your case by assisting with:  

  • Comprehensive investigation: We can thoroughly investigate the unique circumstances of your DUI case to uncover valuable evidence and contest the charges against you. 
  • Effective negotiation: Our attorneys are well versed in criminal law, making us well-equipped to advocate on your behalf and skillfully negotiate the possibility of alternative sentencing, reduced penalties, and other arrangements that may be beneficial to your case. 
  • In-depth legal knowledge: Our comprehensive understanding of Idaho DUI laws and potential defenses empower us to build you the strongest case possible. 
  • Compassionate defense: Our empathetic advocates offer unwavering support and sound counsel throughout the entirety of the legal process. You can trust us to defend your rights while working tirelessly to secure a favorable verdict on your behalf. 

Contact Our DUI Accident Lawyers Today

At Idaho Legal Justice, our DUI accident attorneys have extensive experience representing clients facing enhanced charges after a DUI accident. We understand that every case is unique and requires a personalized approach to achieve the best possible outcome. When you partner with our firm, our team will work diligently to investigate all aspects of your case, from analyzing police reports to reviewing witness statements, and fight tirelessly for the favorable verdict you deserve. 

Arrested for DUI? Put years of experience in your corner by contacting our Boise lawyers to aggressively defend your rights. Contact us online to discuss your case.

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