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Welcome to our blog! Below you will find posts that cover a wide variety of topics centered around criminal defense. 
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The Difference Between Infractions, Misdemeanors, and Felonies

Posted by Christi Schofield | Dec 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

In Idaho, there are three classes of charges: (1) infractions; (2) misdemeanors; and (3) felonies. An infraction is defined as a “civil public offense” and is not considered a crime. An infraction is resolved by the payment of a fine less than $300 and does not involve any jail time. The fine amount for each infraction is set by statute and cannot be adjusted.

ANOTHER Big Win For William Young And Associates!

Posted by William Young | Nov 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Case Type: Felony Possession of A Controlled Substance x 2, Felony Weapons Charge, Felony Introduction of Contraband Into Jail, Misdemeanor Possession of A Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Para.   Jurisdiction: Elmore County District Court   Result: All Evidence Suppre...

Ignition Interlock Device

Posted by William Young | Nov 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ignition Interlock Device Take a look at this great video displaying the difficulties with ignition interlock devices created by Austin criminal defense attorney Charlie Roadman.   Charlie Roadman's website can be found here: https://roadmanlaw.com/

One Year Ago Today...

Posted by William Young | Oct 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Today Is A Big Day One year ago today, I opened the law firm of William James Young, PLLC with the intent of providing the best possible criminal defense for every client in every case. I am proud to say that after a year we are not only still here, we are thriving! We have grown in size and i...

What is Inattentive Driving in Idaho?

Posted by Christi Schofield | Sep 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our office has recently received a lot of calls and questions about inattentive driving. Inattentive driving citations are becoming increasingly popular around the Treasure Valley, and this article aims to provide a quick summary about them. What is inattentive driving? Inattentive driving is...

How long will a crime stay on your record in Idaho?

Posted by Christi Schofield | Sep 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

We get this question a lot. And because Idaho strives for transparency when it comes to access to public records, the short answer is probably forever. As disappointing as this may sound, it doesn't mean you're stuck. There are several things that can be done to “clean up” a criminal record and h...

How Do You Get Your Gun Rights Back After a Felony

Posted by Christi Schofield | Jul 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

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!

Posted by Christi Schofield | Jul 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

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!

Tips for Having a Safe Fourth of July Weekend

Posted by Christi Schofield | Jul 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

On the Fourth of July, we often celebrate our nation's independence by grilling, setting off fireworks, and consuming alcohol beverages. Due to the popularity of alcohol, this holiday is also considered the deadliest holiday for fatal car accidents. According to the National Safety Council, it is...

What is Juvenile Diversion?

Posted by William Young | Jun 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Juvenile Diversion Diversion is a voluntary program that offers juveniles an opportunity to resolve a filed police report without appearing in court. The Prosecuting Attorney may refer juveniles to the diversion program, especially if their crimes are minor offenses and they are first time off...

Our Firm Is Now Taking Family Law Cases

Posted by William Young | Jun 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Family Law...The New Frontier At least once a week I am asked by clients if we can help them with their ongoing family law matters. This falls outside of my area of expertise so, in the past, I have been forced to send them to another firm with their questions. That is now changing... Than...

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