Idaho Driving Offenses | Criminal Traffic Citations

Everyone knows the sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach: You see the lights in your rear view mirror, you hear the siren, and start asking yourself what you did wrong.

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Idaho Driving Offenses

Generally, driving/traffic offenses fall into one of two categories: Crimes and Infractions. Infractions are not crimes and typically punished by a mere fine. Driving crimes can have severe consequences including the suspension of your driver's license, probation, and jail time.

Idaho Driving Crimes

Invalid License

Every Idaho driver must have a valid license while driving on an Idaho Highway or road.

Driving Without Privileges 

Actual physical control of a vehicle with knowledge that their drivers license is suspended or revoked in Idaho or any other state.

Inattentive Driving

Pursuant to Idaho Code §49-1401, a person is guilty of inattentive driving by operating a motor vehicle in a careless or imprudent manor.

Reckless Driving

Pursuant to Idaho Code §49-1401, a person is guilty of reckless driving by operating a motor vehicle carelessly, heedlessly, without due caution, or at a speed, or in a manner, as to endanger the public or property.

Eluding Or Evading

A driver of a motor vehicle who willfully flees or attempts to elude a pursuing police vehicle when given a visual or audible signal to bring the vehicle to a stop. This crime can me charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor and the differences between the two charges are subtle.

Leaving The Scene Of An Accident

Pursuant to  Idaho Code §18-8007- Leaving the Scene Of An Accident

Vehicular Manslaughter 

Vehicular manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being in which the defendant's operation of a motor vehicle is a significant cause contributing to the victims death.

Offenses Involving Commercial Drivers

Commercial drivers often have a lot more to on the line when in comes to driving crimes or infractions. Even a simple speeding ticket can result in the loss of employment. I have successfully handled numerous cases for commercial drivers and I understand what is at risk. Call me to discuss your case.

Idaho Traffic Infractions

Common infractions in Idaho include:

  • Speeding,
  • Failure to yield,
  • Illegal lane change, and
  • Running a red light.

See: Traffic Infractions and Citations.

Contact Schofield and Young For A Free Consultation 

If you have been arrested, charged, or cited for a driving crime or offense, it is important that you understand the charges against you and what your legal rights are. Idaho criminal and traffic law can be complex. You should not try to take on the criminal justice system on your own.

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