Idaho Excessive DUI | Driving Under the Influence

In Idaho, if you are arrested for DUI with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .20 or higher, you will be charged with an Excessive DUI.

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Idaho Excessive DUI 

A DUI with a BAC of .20 or higher is an Excessive DUI

What is an Excessive DUI?

While it is illegal in Idaho for anyone to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over .08, an excessive DUI is an enhanced criminal charge where the defendant's blood alcohol concentration is above .20. This is a misdemeanor offense and, if convicted, can lead to a variety of penalties.

Even on a first offense, a conviction for an Excessive DUI in Idaho carries much steeper penalties than a "standard DUI."

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Punishment for an Idaho Excessive DUI

If you have been convicted of an Excessive Driving Under the Influence in Idaho for the first time, here are some of the possible penalties:

Idaho Excessive DUI Penalties: Jail Time

There is a minimum of 10 days jail time (with the first 48 hours being consecutive). While 10 days is the minimum penalty, the State reserves the right to impose up to a total of 365-day jail sentence.

Idaho Excessive DUI Penalties:License Suspension

There is a mandatory 1-year absolute drivers license suspension. "Absolute" means: you can not receive a limited license.

Idaho Excessive DUI Penalties: Ignition Interlock Device

Any DUI offender will be required to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle for one full year after their conviction. The device, which measures your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) before allowing the car to start, will be installed and maintained at the expense of the driver.

Idaho Excessive DUI Penalties: Fines

The maximum fine for a conviction is $2,000.

Idaho Excessive DUI Penalties: Probation

An Excessive DUI conviction can require up to two years of probation. Probation can be either supervised, unsupervised, or some combination of both.

Idaho Excessive DUI Penalties: DUI Evaluation and Treatment

Those convicted are subject to a variety of different evaluation techniques. Based upon the findings of the evaluation counseling, alcohol education, and rehabilitation are all possibilities.

Idaho Excessive DUI Penalties: Victim's Panel

This is typically a two-hour class where victims/survivors of a DUI share their stories about the physical, emotional, and financial impact of the DUI on their lives, their families, and the communities.

Idaho Excessive DUI Penalties: Mandatory SR-22 High Risk Insurance

When you reinstate your license, Idaho law states that you must provide proof that you have purchased SR-22 insurance, which guarantees that you can pay for any costs that could potentially arise in the case of future accidents you cause.

For more information on Excessive DUI Penalties, see: Idaho Code §18-8005 - Penalties.

Second Excessive DUI in Idaho - Felony DUI

In Idaho, a second Excessive DUI within five years is a felony. For information on Felony DUIs, Click Here

Boise Excessive DUI Lawyers

While we represent DUI charges across the state of Idaho, many of our clients are in the Boise area (Ada County). Charges in Ada County have their own set of potential difficulties. We have vast experience representing clients in Ada County and are prepared for whatever challenges we encounter in your case.

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Hire An Experienced Idaho DUI Attorney

If you are charged with an Excessive DUI in Idaho, you need a lawyer that will fight to protect your rights and your future. We will give you an honest, no BS, assessment of your case.

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