Nampa Attorneys Defend Clients Against DUI Charges
Aggressive defenses in drunk driving and drugged driving arrests
Since our law firm was founded in 2001,Gulstrom & Govia aggressively has advocated for the rights of defendants in the Boise and Nampa criminal justice system. Our lawyers handle every type of driving under the influence (DUI) prosecution — including first-time arrests, DUI accidents and aggravated DUIs. We can also represent you in hearings concerning administrative license suspensions resulting from your DUI arrest. After analyzing your circumstances, our attorneys are candid about the potential outcomes and effective in achieving the best results.
Raising a strong DUI defense
The prosecutors have the burden of proving their case beyond a reasonable doubt, meaning they must produce sufficient evidence to demonstrate every element of DUI as outlined in the Idaho Statutes. If the prosecuting attorneys do not have enough evidence, they have a duty to drop the charges against you. And then if their evidence does not meet the standard of proof, the jury is instructed to acquit.
Our lawyers thoroughly investigate your case for exculpatory evidence we can use to tear down the state’s case. We aggressively counter the following:
The sentence you face in a DUI charge depends on the number of DUI convictions on your record, your BAC test results and if any aggravating factors are involved. For a first-time conviction, there is no minimum jail sentence, but you can be incarcerated for a maximum of six months. A conviction for a second offense involves a mandatory ten days and up to one year in jail. Additional convictions are considered felonies and carry a mandatory 30 days and a maximum of five years of imprisonment. Additional penalties include driver license suspension, heavy fines and installation of an ignition interlock device.
Wet reckless plea deal
A DUI arrest is often a person’s only brush with the law. However, one DUI conviction can permanently affect your life. For example, employers usually don’t hire candidates with DUIs on their records for jobs that involve driving. If your first-time DUI arrest involved a borderline BAC result and no accident or aggravating factors, our attorneys may negotiate for a wet reckless plea if it is in your best interests to do so.
Get experienced representation in your Idaho DUI case
For an aggressive defense after your DUI arrest, turn to Gulstrom & Govia Contact us online or call 208-546-9933 to schedule your free consultation.