We are your Idaho criminal defense and trial attorneys, William Young and Christi Schofield. If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime, we want to fight for you!
You Are Not Alone
Don't attempt to navigate the system on your own. Idaho takes a strict, even harsh, stance on crime. An Idaho criminal charge should not be treated like a DIY weekend project - we are here to help you through every step of the process. We pride ourselves on always being available for our clients. You will always be able to reach us when you have questions or concerns about your case.
It is vital that you secure representation as soon as possible. The system moves quickly against you. Witnesses important to your defense may disappear, their memories may fade, or their stories may change. Witnesses may also be convinced to testify against you rather than on your behalf. If you delay, your case can be lost before you ever hire a lawyer.
Do Not Simply Plead Guilty
This is the biggest mistake you can make. If you choose to plead guilty when first charged you are taking all the power out of your hands and crossing your fingers that the criminal justice system will treat you fairly. You lose the ability to negotiate a fair and reasonable sentence, a reduction in the charge, or potentially a dismissal of the case.
Most importantly, you may not actually be guilty. The law is complicated, don't just assume you are guilty. Even if it is just a phone call, you should discuss your case with an attorney before you plead guilty to any charge.
You Deserve To Be Treated With Dignity And Respect
Our Constitution says that everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, unless you have someone avidly protecting this right, most people are treated like criminals from day one. We won't let this happen to you.
Your Case Is Important
Client satisfaction is our first priority. We are deeply invested in each and every case we take. In essence, your case is our case. In order to ensure that we can give each and every case our full attention and passion, we limit the amount of cases we are willing to take on at any given time. Unlike other Idaho attorneys who maximize profits by taking on every case that comes their way, we focus on providing the highest quality representation to all our clients, even if that means turning away potential profits. With a small caseload, we have the time and the energy to provide the best defense to our clients - Every case, every client, every time.
We Will Fight For You
When you hire a lawyer you trust them with your freedom, your livelihood, your well-being, and your future. We take this responsibility seriously. Every case is unique so we cannot promise you a specific outcome or result, in truth no attorney can make this promise nor see into the future. The only thing we can promise you is that we will work hard. We will work as hard as we can to get you the best possible result.
We are honored to fight for the needs, desires, and futures of our clients. Every case is a fight and every client has something important at stake: we will not back down and we will not be bullied! No case is too small to get our full attention! We will fight - tooth and nail - to get you the result you deserve.
You do not have to take our word for any of this, take a look at what past clients have had to say about us: