If you have been arrested, charged, or cited for inattentive driving, 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.
What is 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 manner."
Penalties For Inattentive Driving
Do not take an inattentive driving charge lightly! Inattentive driving is not a traffic ticket, it is a crime! The consequences of a conviction can be severe and long-term.
A conviction for inattentive driving can result in up to $300 fine and/or 90-days in jail. (See: Idaho Code §49-1401). In addition to the penalties ordered by the court, a conviction can cause you significant financial harm. Monthly premiums for your personal auto insurance may drastically increase. If you work in an industry that requires you to drive as part of your job, your employer may fire you due to increases to the cost of their liability insurance. In the long run you may actually save money by fighting this charge.
Fight Your Inattentive Driving Charge
Inattentive driving cases are winnable. The prosecutor is hoping you will roll over and plead - Don't fall into this trap! Even if you don't want to go to trial, I have had a high success rate of getting these cases reduced to a lesser charge or dismissed!
Do not fight the system on your own, you have too much on the line! Protect your rights and your freedom! Call me today for a free consultation!