William Young and Associates Blog

Welcome to the William Young and Associates blog! Below you will find posts that cover a wide variety of topics centered around Idaho Criminal Defense, including:

  • Criminal Defense Strategies
  • Idaho DUI Defense Topics and DUI Laws
  • Answers to Common Questions
  • Advice For Criminal Defendants and Their Families
  • Boise (Ada County) Specific Criminal Defense Issues
  • Idaho Law and Any Changes
  • Idaho Supreme Court Decisions
  • High Profile Idaho Criminal Cases 
  • Firm Case Results
  • Observations Made By Our Attorneys
  • And Anything Else We Think Might Be Important To The Idaho Community

If you are looking for information and can't seem to find it here, contact us! We would be happy to answer whatever questions we can. 

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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...

Welcome Christi Schofield!

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

The firm is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Christi Schofield. Christi started working with us in May 2019 and practices criminal defense as well as family law. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for several civil litigation firms in Idaho and Texas and primarily defended business...

Common Idaho Fishing Violations

Posted by Christi Schofield | Jun 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

With Idaho being home to more than 2,000 lakes and 8,941 streams and rivers, the state is rather adamant on protecting the wildlife in its waters. Moreover, as the weather warms up and people venture out to fish, the number of fishing citations also increases. Because our office has recently re...

The Nitty Gritty About Idaho Civil Protection Orders

Posted by Christi Schofield | Jun 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

A civil protection order, sometimes referred to as a "CPO," is a civil court order that can help protect victims  of domestic violence, stalking, malicious harassment, or telephone harassment. By applying for a civil protection order, you are requesting a court order preventing an offender from c...

SCOTUS Case To Keep An Eye On: Kansas v. Glover

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

The Supreme Court this morning added just one new case to their merits docket for next term: Kansas v. Glover, in which the court agreed to decide whether, for purposes of an investigative stop under the Fourth Amendment, it is reasonable for a police officer to suspect that the registered owner ...

Dismissal in Canyon County

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

Earlier this week I was able to convince a prosecutor in Canyon County to dismiss a theft charge due to a lack of evidence. This is an extremely good result as most of the time prosecutors would rather take a case to trial, and let a jury decide if the evidence is truly lacking, than agree to an ...

What Factors May Affect A Person's BAC Levels?

Posted by William Young | Apr 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Going hand in hand with my last post on how eating may affect your BAC, I decided it was important to provide some information on other factors that may influence BAC levels. Several factors can affect a party's BAC levels when drinking. Some of the more popular include: age – as age incre...

Does Eating Before Drinking Lower My BAC?

Posted by William Young | Apr 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

What is BAC? BAC stands for "blood alcohol concentration." This is the measure of the amount of alcohol in someone's bloodstream. Blood alcohol concentration is expressed as a percentage – for instance .08%. The higher the number, the more alcohol there is in a person's bloodstream. So...How Do...

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