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Committed To Providing The Best Criminal Defense To Every Client In Every Case.

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.

Read Our Reviews!

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:


  • Castle Recommends Christi Schofield

    "First thing's first, Christi is the GOAT. As soon as I hired her I was practically stress free about this case. I was supposed to go to court for a hearing on my reckless driving, but Ms. Schofield managed to reduce it down to a speeding fine and I didn't have to appear in court anymore. The bes... Read On

  • Ryan Recommends Christi Schofield

    "I had a 12 year old case that I had a warrant for and she completely got rid of it all and now I can move on with my life. I am very grateful for her help. I highly recommend her." Read On

  • Mike

    Will Young is the greatest.  I wish I had met him in much different circumstances – like having a beer at a Boise bar.  This was a traumatic situation for me and Will was assuring me that it would end better than I thought it could.  He was right.  From the beginning, Will made me feel like a rea... Read On

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    Idaho federal court rules that a search warrant forcing a person to use their fingerprint to unlock a cellphone does not violate their constitutional right against self-incrimination. 
  • Police Do Not Always Tell The Truth: Ex-Boise PD Officer Likely Lied Under Oath

    Prosecutors have been forced to notify defendants in nearly 50 cases that a former Boise Police Department officer might have lied under oath, casting potential doubt on her testimony in their cases. According to Deputy City Attorney Bryan Norton, “It has come to the State's attention that on May...
  • 'El Chapo' Is Sentenced To Life Plus 30 Years In U.S. Prison

    A federal judge has sentenced Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to a term of life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 30 years for his role in drug trafficking, murder, and money laundering as the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel. The sentence also includes a multibillion-dollar financial pena...
  • How Do You Get Your Gun Rights Back After a Felony

    Applying to have your firearm rights restored can be a long and difficult process and shouldn't be taken lightly. It can sometimes take several years and can even require a formal hearing. Call our office today for a free 30-minute consultation on how we can assist you through this process.
  • Attention All Withheld Judgment Recipients: Go Back and Get an Order!

    It is not uncommon for our office to receive calls from potential clients asking why their 5 or 10-year case has not been dismissed despite being granted a withheld judgment at sentencing. And the answer is this: you do not receive the benefits of a withheld judgment until the court enters an order officially dismissing the case. So...go back and get an order!

Free Consultation

Each case is unique. The strength and weakness of your case will depend on the particular facts of your case. Contact us for a free consultation. We will answer any questions you have, and give you an honest assessment of your case.

Committed To Every Client

We are committed to providing every client with respect and compassion they deserve; Every case will receive our full attention and passion. We work one-on-one with every client to make sure you get the best defense possible.

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