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Boise First Offense DUI Lawyer

Idaho has some of the harshest penalties for DUI’s. Although we cannot promise an outcome, with our knowledge and experience, we can give you an idea of what to expect.

All of the following are general estimates based on a standard DUI first offense sentence. If you were in a car accident, were non-compliant with law enforcement, had a high BAC, have prior misdemeanor convictions, etc., this could affect the outcome on your case.

If you are convicted of DUI first offense, you will likely be fined between $500-$750 plus court costs (~$200). If you bonded out of jail yourself and did not go through a bail bondsman, your $500 bond will be deducted from these fines. You will also be given the option to pay your fines on a payment plan for up to 11 months.

Most convicted of first offense DUIs do not go to jail. Likely you will be sentenced to approximately 5 days (40 hours) of community service minus any credit for time served when you were arrested. Keep in mind that this does heavily depend on the facts of your case (any potential aggravating factors such as a vehicle accident) as well as any criminal history.

Your license will be suspended for 6 months, however you will be able to apply for a restricted license after just 30 days to allow you to drive to work, school, or anywhere that is necessary.

You will be required to install an interlock device in your car for one year. If you have no prior criminal history, it is possible that you could ask for early relief of this requirement. Contact our office and we will discuss your options with you.

You will be placed on a period of unsupervised probation, most likely for one year. You will not have a probation officer, you will not be required to perform random drug or alcohol testing, and you will not have any travel restrictions. All that is required is that you complete all of your sentencing terms, and that you do not commit any new misdemeanors or felonies.

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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.

How Much Does a First Offense DUI Cost?

There are several costs associated with DUI first offense including:

  • Legal fees
  • Court fines and costs
  • Community service fees
  • Cost of interlock installation and monthly fees
  • DUI evaluation
  • Recommended alcohol classes
  • Victim’s Panel

Our team has researched pricing extensively and has several connections with local organizations to ensure you are referred to the most cost-effective evaluation and classes. We will work with you. Our number one goal is to help you maintain normalcy in your life. If you cannot afford to pay us up front, we will work with you on a payment plan. If you cannot afford an evaluation or classes, we will do what we can to find you a more affordable option.

Idaho Legal Justice provides dedicated and personalized representation for anyone charged with DUI. When we promise to be responsive, we back it up by making ourselves available to our clients. We make it easy to talk to your lawyer. Call us today at (208) 540-8310 or contact us online to discuss your case.

How Many Hours Of Community Service Will You Do If Convicted of a DUI (First Offense)?

For a first DUI offense, there is mandatory community service of at least 50 hours. This is just the minimum. You could be sentenced to more than that based on the severity of the offense and the particular judge. 

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    "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.
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    Sam and his team are amazing! My DUI charge got completely dropped and he walked me through every step.
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    "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.
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    "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.

What Happens For Your First DUI Offense?

This all depends on the circumstances of your conviction and the prosecutor. The law allows you to be sentenced to a prison term, even for a first offense. Does that mean that you will serve time for a first conviction? Not necessarily. If you choose not to fight the charges, your attorney could negotiate a favorable plea bargain that could help you stay out of jail.

Don't face legal challenges alone. Contact us at (208) 540-8310 to discuss your case with our experienced attorneys.

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