Experienced Boise, Idaho DUI Defense Attorneys

If you have been charged with drunk driving, you need to take action quickly to prevent your charges from having a long-term negative impact on your life. At Kormanik & Sneed LLP, our lawyers provide experienced, dedicated DUI defense. We work to fight drunk driving charges or to minimize the penalties as much as possible.

For many of our clients, their DUI charges are the first time they have ever been in trouble with the law. For others, if may be a second or third offense involving very serious potential penalties. We understand that your reputation, profession and future may be at stake. We will take your charges as seriously as you do. Call 208.288.1888 or contact us online to meet with a DUI defense lawyer at our firm.

Did You Know? One DUI Offense Causes Two Different Charges.

Many individuals believe that drunk driving is a criminal matter. In fact, they are only half right. A single charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) involves criminal charges and an administrative hearing before the Idaho Transportation Department to determine whether your driver's license will be suspended. You may have your license suspended in one proceeding but not in the other:

  • Administrative License Suspensions (ALS)
    Upon arrest for DUI, you will be given a "Notice of Suspension" of your driver's license. According to the "Notice of Suspension," and Idaho law, you have seven days to make a written request for a hearing during which you may prove your license should not be suspended by the Idaho Department of Transportation. If you do not prevail at the hearing, or if you do not request a hearing, your license will be suspended. It is very important that you act quickly to prevent this from happening. Hire a lawyer now.
  • Criminal Court
    If you are found guilty of DUI in criminal court, you will be sentenced to pay heavy fines. You may be forced to spend time in jail, attend alcohol meetings, perform community service, install an alcohol interlock device on your car (at your own expense), and you may be placed on probation. We will fight aggressively to have your charges dropped, to minimize your penalties, or negotiate a sentence that won't interfere with your life too drastically.

In addition, if you are found to have blood alcohol content over .20, if you are facing your 3rd DUI in ten years, or if you caused an injury while driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be charged with felony DUI. Felony DUI charges carry very serious penalties — including a year or more in prison.

If you have been charged with DWI or DUI, you should act quickly. Schedule an appointment with a DUI defense lawyer at our firm today by calling 208.288.1888 or by contacting us online.