Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime in Idaho and can result in severe legal consequences.
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime in Idaho and can result in severe legal consequences. In Idaho, a person is considered to be driving under the influence if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher.
If a person is pulled over by a police officer and found to be driving under the influence, they will be arrested and taken into custody. The arrest process typically involves the following steps:
Field Sobriety Test
The officer may ask the driver to perform a field sobriety test, which is a series of physical and cognitive tests designed to assess the driver’s level of impairment.
The officer may also request that the driver take a breathalyzer test to determine their BAC. Refusing to take a breathalyzer test can result in additional legal consequences, including license suspension and increased fines.
After being arrested for DUI, the person will be taken to the police station for booking. This process involves taking fingerprints, photographing the arrestee, and collecting their personal information.
After booking, the person may be eligible for bail. Bail is an amount of money set by the court to ensure that the person will return for their court date. If the person cannot afford to pay bail, they will remain in custody until their court date.
The person’s first court appearance is known as an arraignment. During this hearing, the charges against the person will be read, and they will enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.
The legal consequences of a DUI conviction in Idaho can be severe and include jail time, fines, license suspension, and mandatory alcohol treatment. Additionally, a DUI conviction will remain on the person’s criminal record permanently, making it difficult to obtain employment, housing, and insurance in the future.
It is important to never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you are arrested for DUI in Idaho, it is crucial to seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and minimize the legal consequences of your arrest. Call Williams Law Group today so we can help you navigate your case and get you justice!
October 07, 2023