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What Is Reckless Driving In Idaho?

Posted by William Young | Oct 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

What Is Reckless Driving? Reckless driving is defined as operating a motor vehicle carelessly, heedlessly, without due caution, or at a speed, or in a manner, as to endanger the public or property.   Potential Consequences Of A Reckless Driving Conviction Do not take a reckless driving charge ...

DUI: Indicators Of Intoxication

Posted by William Young | Oct 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pursuant to Idaho law, officers must have multiple indicators of intoxication in order to initiate a DUI investigation. The first is almost always "driving pattern" (the reason you are pulled over). The two additional indicators can be anything that makes it more likely you are under the influenc...

Idaho Driving Without Privileges

Posted by William Young | Sep 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

What Is Driving Without Privileges? Any person who drives or is in actual physical control of any motor vehicle with knowledge that his drivers license is revoked, disqualified or suspended in this state or any other jurisdiction is guilty of a misdemeanor. See: Idaho Code §18-8001- Driving With...

Idaho DUI - Administrative License Suspension

Posted by William Young | Sep 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Administrative License Suspension When you fail a BAC test the Department Of Transportation suspends your drivers license for 90 days beginning 30 days from the date of failure. This is a civil suspension and is unrelated to the DUI case. Drivers can challenge this suspension but only on very n...

First Offense DUI Penalties In Idaho

Posted by William Young | Sep 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

"I have never been in any trouble before...I made a mistake...I am scared...What is going to happen to me?" This is something I hear from potential clients on a regular basis. They have never had experience with the criminal justice system and they don't know what to suspect. If you are in this...

What Happens On A Third DUI In Idaho?

Posted by William Young | Sep 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Third Or Subsequent DUI Conviction Can Result In Felony DUI A third DUI violation within five (5) years or a subsequent DUI violation with a previous Felony DUI or Aggravated DUI within ten (10) years, including withheld judgments, is a FELONY Prison Sentence Because it's a felony charge, a...

What is a Pretrial Conference?

Posted by William Young | Sep 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The criminal process is complex and unless you have been through it before you are probably confused. Today I am going to discuss one of the most important parts of the criminal process in Idaho: the Pretrial Conference. I get a lot of questions about pretrial conferences: what are they, what ...

Big Win In Ada County (Reckless Driving)

Posted by William Young | Jul 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lately I have been seeing a lot of people charged with reckless driving in Ada and Canyon counties. It seems that the new ISP policy when there is a traffic accident is to charge the party the officer perceives to be at fault with either reckless or inattentive driving. The logic here is that if ...

The Man In The Arena - Theodore Roosevelt

Posted by William Young | Jul 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today I thought I would share one of my favorite quotes. I have it framed and hanging on the wall in my office to remind me how easy it is to criticize and critique others; it is far more difficult to actually be the person in the arena. It is not the critic who counts; not the man who point...

Big Win In Canyon County (Petty Theft Dismissal)

Posted by William Young | Jul 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Early this week I was able to get a great result on a Petty Theft case in Canyon County. The facts of this case had to do with a young gal who made a stupid decision to attempt to shoplift about $15 worth of merchandise from a chain grocery store. She owned up to her mistake and agreed to do...

Everyone, Say Hello To Samantha!

Posted by William Young | Jun 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

I have big news! In order to help expand my practice (and take some of the unbearable workload off Patty's plate) I have hired a new legal assistant! I would like to introduce the newest member of my legal team: Samantha! I have to start by thanking Patty for being such an important par...

Juvenile Case Process

Posted by William Young | Jun 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Helpful information provided by the 4th Judicial District Court (https://fourthjudicialcourt.idaho.gov/overview/juvenile_process.html). Juvenile Case Process With the exception of certain traffic, alcohol, tobacco, and watercraft violations, persons under the age of 18 years who violate any f...

Anatomy Of A Trial

Posted by William Young | May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 4th Judicial District Website has again provided us with some interesting information, this time about the anatomy of a trial (https://fourthjudicialcourt.idaho.gov/overview/trial_anatomy.html). Anatomy of a Trial At the time a case is set for trial, a decision must be made as to whether ...

Criminal Case Process

Posted by William Young | May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

I found this useful information on the 4th Judicial District Court Website (https://fourthjudicialcourt.idaho.gov/overview/criminal_process.html) and thought I would share. Criminal Case Process A criminal case is one in which an individual is accused of conduct that has potentially damaged...

Know Your Rights - What To Do If You Are Arrested

Posted by William Young | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

  What should I do if law enforcement officers arrest me? The officer must advise you of your constitutional rights to remain silent, to an attorney, and to have an attorney appointed if you cannot afford one. You should exercise all these rights, even if the officers don't tell you about the...

When Can Police Search Your Car Or Home?

Posted by William Young | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects citizens privacy in their “persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” This protection applies to searches and seizures by the government or by someone else at the direction of the government. To search...

Should I just plead guilty?

Posted by William Young | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many people charged with DWI do not take the charges seriously. They feel that pleading guilty will be the easiest way to get the process over with. Most attorneys will advise that this is not always a good idea. When a person pleads guilty, they are essentially admitting guilt and leaving the ju...

How much should I pay for a reckless driving attorney?

Posted by William Young | May 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

If youve received a reckless driving ticket in Virginia, youve likely received many letters from attorneys offering to represent you. Their prices likely range from $200 to over $2000. Before you spend that kind of money, you should be sure youre not wasting your money. High price does not alw...

Searching For Legal/Administrative Assistant

Posted by William Young | Apr 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

WHEW.....I am BUSY!  While this is a good problem to have, it is still a problem! Lately, I have been working never ending hours and have still been forced to turn away deserving people in need of my help. Worse, I have worked poor Patty nearly to the point of a nervous breakdown! We have hit t...

Big Win In Valley County

Posted by William Young | Apr 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Big Win In Valley County! This was a case involving a client who was investigated for the sale of large quantities of marijuana. After utilizing a confidential human informant (CI) during the investigation the Valley County Prosecutors Office charged this individual with 3 felony counts. Af...

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