If you, a friend or a child have been charged with an aggravated Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Idaho it is imperative that you obtain experienced legal counsel at the earliest possible moment. An aggravated DUI charge is a felony in Idaho and it is not something that you should take lightly.
At Martens Law Office, P.C. we have defended many individuals charged with Felony Aggravated DUI. We are located in Boise, Idaho and defend cases in Ada County, Canyon County and many other Idaho Counties. Contact Martens Law Office, P.C. today at (208) 344-0994 for a free initial consultation.
In Idaho a DUI can and will be charged as a felony if any third person, including pedestrians, passengers or other drivers are injured with great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent disfigurement. While "great bodily harm" may sound as though someone must suffer broken bones or have their arm torn off, the standard is actually much lower than that. Great bodily harm could be severe bruising and major scrapes and cuts. It does not matter if this is your first time DUI, second time DUI or third time DUI. Nor does it matter that your Blood Alcohol Content was as low as .08 BAC.
Any time you are charged with a DUI in conjunction with an accident involving "great bodily harm" to a third party the prosecutors in Idaho are highly likely to charge the DUI as a felony rather than a misdemeanor. The penalties for Aggravated DUI are severe. Those convicted of Aggravated DUI in Idaho face the possibility of up to fifteen (15) years in prison, up to a five thousand dollar fine ($5000.00), up to a five year drivers license suspension that begins to run at the end of any imprisonment period, high restitution amounts to compensate any victims and exposure to civil lawsuits by victims.
Avoiding the most serious of these consequences will require a criminal defense attorney experienced in trial and/or negotiating a plea agreement. To speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney about your Idaho Aggravated DUI case, Contact Martens Law Office, P.C. today at (208) 344-0994. We will be happy to schedule a free initial consultation.