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Pretextual Stops - Do YOU know why you pulled me over?

Posted by William Young | Aug 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court has mandated that in order for a police officer to pull a motorist over for a suspected crime, the officer must have“articulable and reasonable suspicion” that the driver is engaging in illegal activity. However, there is a great deal of disagreement about what constitutes reaso...

Legislators write the law, NOT LAWYERS!

Posted by William Young | Aug 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

I know I am not supposed to gripe...but here I go anyway! I do not make the law. The legislature makes the law. Complaining to me about how the law is different in other states or getting upset at me because you do not like the law will not change anything! The law is not unfair and no one is pi...

Ada County DUI Trial - NOT GUILTY!

Posted by William Young | Aug 11, 2017 | 4 Comments

Yesterday marked another big DUI win in Ada County. Craig Bell was acquitted of Driving Under The Influence after a one day court trial. Through Mr. Bells own testimony and the testimony of his mother and brother, we were able to provide evidence that Mr. Bells behavior was caused by severe de...

Civil Forfeiture Is Legal Theft...And New DOJ Policy Just Made It Easier

Posted by William Young | Aug 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

"Civil forfeiture is legalized theft." I once heard a judge say this from the bench with a look on his face of utter and complete contempt for such a process. He was right. This is not an issue that most attorneys or judge's disagree on in my experience; This is defiantly not an issue of supporting police or aggressively fighting crime, as the Attorney General would have you believe...It is theft by the people that are meant to protect us in order to help fund their department. Each day we allow it to continue our civil rights erode one step further.

The Not So Civil... Civil Protection Order.

Posted by William Young | Jul 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Civil Protection Orders matters are often ugly. There is a lot of emotion from both sides. People are often looking to drag out all the dirty laundry that they can. If you are looking to fight a Civil Protection Order or have one put in place, you should talk with an attorney first.

BAC!!!! Sorry I just hacked up something.

Posted by William Young | Jun 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Blood Alcohol Content In the State of Idaho, you can be arrested and convicted for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) if you are discovered operating a vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) over .08. If you're driving with a commercial license, the limit is .04, and the limit for drivers und...

Field Sobriety Tests, Impossible To Pass?...Probably

Posted by William Young | Jun 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Field Sobriety Tests were created to demonstrate a driver's level of cognitive function and coordination, both of which are diminished when under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The test usually involves simple tasks such as standing on one leg or following a moving instrument with your eyes. ...

Expungement....No such thing in Idaho!

Posted by William Young | Jun 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Any criminal conviction can have serious and life-long implications.Today's job market is incredibly competitive - a criminal conviction, however inconsequential or seemingly irrelevant, can be the difference between a dream job and unemployment. Additionally, a criminal conviction can have an ef...

What the heck is a "Per Se" DUI?

Posted by William Young | Jun 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you are arrested for drunk driving in Idaho you could be facing one of two Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges: a Per Se violation or a non-Per Se violation. This article is meant to help you differentiate between the two. "Per Se" Violation "Per Se" is just Latin for "in and of itself...

Fight that Ticket!

Posted by William Young | Jun 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Speaking from experience, getting ticketed for speeding is not a fun experience. Seeing red and blue lights in your rear-view mirror is not a good feeling. I realize speeding is not even close to the worst thing you can be accused of, it can still impact your life in many ways. .

Should You Refuse The Breathalyzer?

Posted by William Young | Jun 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today's post covers one of the most common questions I get from clients, friends, and family: “If I have been drinking and I get pulled over, what should I do?” Unfortunately, it is often the case that by the time I am asked this question…it is already too late. Prior to becoming a lawyer, I was...

The Idaho Rider Program

Posted by William Young | Jun 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cue the intro: “Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless, in a world of criminals who operate above the law.” Sorry, this post has absolutely ...

Cops Can’t Search Cell Phone Without Warrant

Posted by William Young | Jun 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled yesterday that the police must acquire a warrant before searching a cell phone seized from someone they arrest. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing the opinion on behalf of the Court, acknowledged both the individual's right to privacy and the State's need to i...

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