Idaho Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Blog

Welcome to the Schofield and Young 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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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.

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

Another Big Win! 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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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