William Young

Idaho Criminal Lawyer | Boise DUI Lawyer

William Young | Idaho Criminal Defense and Trial Attorney

As a criminal defense attorney I have handled nearly every type of case - from simple infractions to the most complex felonies. There is no case to small for my attention, and no case too large for me to handle. I fight for my clients and I have the talent, drive, and passion to handle any case.

Primary Practice Areas:

  • Inattentive and reckless driving
  • DUIs
  • Drug possession and paraphernalia
  • Alcohol offenses
  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Theft crimes
  • Withheld judgments
  • Record restoration and firearm rights
  • And others

Counties Served:

  • Ada
  • Canyon
  • Elmore
  • Boise 
  • Valley
  • Gem
  • Payette
  • Owyhee
  • Occasionally Washington, Jerome, Gooding, Twin Falls, and others

Recent Blog Posts


  • I was so grateful for his work!

    In August of 2016. I was looking at doing time for violating my probation. But thankfully I asked Will to represent me on my behalf, otherwise I might be in prison. Instead he got me into rehab for my addiction and convinced the judge to give me a second chance. He was not just going through the ...
  • He works for his clients.

    After consulting several attorneys that told me i had no chance to win my case, I met with Will. He was straight forward letting me know that my chances were low, BUT that he would do everything he could. All along the way he worked hard, kept me updated, and continued to fight for me. He was gre...
  • There is no one I trust more. He won my case!

    I was arrested and charged with felony drug crimes. Idaho is tough on drug crime and I was facing the possibility of long prison sentences. I was scared and almost willing to give up. I met with several of the top lawyers in Boise and agreed to meet with Will after a friend strongly recommended ...
  • Recommend him highly. Still Young enough to have the zealousness, yet down home motivation.

    Overall, my fiancee, Fred & I rate Will a 4. Grateful he took us on and fought for me, yet a wee bummed how it ended.... Regardless, Will is a forthright, honest, exuberant & focused man/lawyer! We will always recommend him highly, as well as utilize him in our futures, if need be!
  • Straight forward and honest

    It was well worth my time and money to hire Will. If I every have any issues in the future, he will be the first one I call. He helped me with a traffic incident. He was able to turn an inattentive driving charge into an infraction.
  • Excellent Attorney

    I would highly recommend Will. As a young adult, Will made the legal process go by with ease, he is a great communicator and is able to give knowledgeable upfront answers. More importantly Will fights hard for his clients to get them the outcomes they deserve.
  • I would highly recommend William to anyone who needs a good attorney.

    My Granddaughter got into some legal problems. William assisted us in getting her legal problems solved in a professional and timely manner. He explained our options clearly and assisted us in the steps required to go through the legal process. He was friendly and cared about the outcome of the l...
  • Would highly recommend William

    I got into some legal problems in January of 2015. I hired William to assist me in resolving my cases and assisting me to go through the court process. William is very knowledgeable and personable. I would definitely hire William if I had any other legal problems. William went above and beyond a...
  • Worth the Service.

    Contacted William to help with a case other attorneys previously told me was impossible. William researched and prepared a way to make it happen better than anticipated results. I am appreciative of the research and commitment William dedicated to my case and the overall kindness and respect gran...
  • Efficient and Knowledgeable

    I hired William Young to represent me after getting arrested for public intoxication. He is easy to talk to and explains legal things clearly and effectively. I'm glad I hired him.
  • Superb advice and assistance.

    We reside in Florida but had a real estate issue in Idaho. Will Young collected everything he needed on the first call to investigate our case. My wife and I werer very impressed at how thorough Will was and then how promptly he actioned to address our concerns with the other party and resolve th...
  • Highly Recommended

    After initially being charge with a DUI in Idaho, I was overwhelmed and didn't know what to expect in regards to DUI court procedure. A friend recommended I call William Young. After our initial appointment I was confident in his knowledge and our conversation relieved much of my anxiety. Willia...
  • Willing to put forth the effort

    I came to Mr. Young preemptively, with a situation that I believed may potentially result in criminal charges. Over the period of a few days he spent several hours with me, educating himself on the facts of my case, researching the relevant law, and informing me of my options. Ultimately, Will r...
  • Helped me when it seemed no-one else was interested

    I was looking for representation regarding an inattentive driving crime... when my case was brought before a judge, i pleaded not guilty, and the then prosecutor stated that we would be able to settle without going to trial... i then return for my meeting with the prosecutor, who is a a different...
  • Awesome Legal counsel!!!!!!

    My experience with Mr. Young was nothing but professional. Not only was he able to help me get my case dismissed and restored my gun rights as an American citizen again, but he did so in a professional, timely, and efficient manner. I would suggest William Young to anyone!
  • Very conscientious and diligent

    Will is smart and hard working. Speaking from personal experience, Will is a tenacious fighter for his clients and goes for the best possible outcome. As a client, I found him to be thoughtful and frank in the advice he gives. He looks at all the angles and is able to apply the law for the benefi...
  • Thoughtful, knowledgeable advise

    I needed advice regarding a legal case. The facts in the case were confusing and conflicting at best and I was having a hard time deciding what direction to take. I felt it necessary to run it past someone who I could trust to give me educated legal advice. I had not had previous legal dealings ...
  • Great attorney

    Will is a wonderful attorney. Very responsive and very competent. He gave my case the attention it deserved and kept me apprised every step of the way. Will is a great person and I strongly recommend him to any prospective clients.
  • Creative ideas

    I came to Mr. Young with a distinct legal problem that was slowing down my ability to advance in my career. He produced many legal paths that could be taken, including many that I never knew were an option. He clearly explained to me the pros/cons of each one and which one he felt would be the mo...
  • Easily recommend this attorney

    Mr. Young is a reliable and hard working individual. His commitment to his clients is extremely apparent. He was fast to respond to my inquiries and was always understanding and compassionate. I trusted his advice and really appreciated his sincere advocacy on my behalf. I easily recommend his se...
  • Best Lawyer In Town

    Will is the best lawyer in Boise HANDS DOWN.
  • Got me a better deal than I ever thought possible

     I hired Will to help me with criminal charges in Idaho. I was looking at 20 or more years in prison. Will helped me by attacking the illegal search of my hotel room. He convinced the other lawyer to back down and dismiss one of the charges. In the end instead of 20 or 30 years in prison, I ended...
  • I wholeheartedly endorse Will in the area of criminal defense

    I wholeheartedly endorse Will in the area of criminal defense. He fights for his clients and ensures, to the best of his ability, they receive as positive an outcome as possible.
  • I endorse this attorney

    Will is a bright and energetic lawyer who will fight for you. I am happy to endorse him.
  • William is an excellent and dedicated attorney.

    William is an excellent and dedicated attorney. He takes each client's needs seriously and he works hard on his or her behalf. I have witnessed the time and effort William puts into each case. As a fellow attorney, I highly recommend him.
  • I endorse this lawyer.

    William Young is smart, dedicated, and will fight for you.
  • Well respected and hardworking.

    Mr. Young will go the extra mile to evaluate all aspects of your case and provide an objective opinion of how to proceed.
  • I endorse this lawyer

    Mr. Young is intelligent and a strong advocate for his clients.
  • I endorse Mr. Young for his hardworking, get-get-'em attitude.

    I endorse Mr. Young for his hardworking, get-get-'em attitude. Will has persistently demonstrated a vigorous and principled approach to the practice of law.
  • Will is an intelligent and resilient attorney who is willing to go the extra mile for his clients.

    Will is an intelligent and resilient attorney who is willing to go the extra mile for his clients.
  • William is a solid advocate, both in and out of the courtroom.

    I endorse this lawyer. William is a solid advocate, both in and out of the courtroom. If you are looking to find someone to fight for your rights in front of a judge or persuade a jury as to the merits of your case, William will more than adequately meet your needs.
  • I endorse William Young

    Will is a great lawyer who is extremely dedicated to fighting for the rights of all of his clients. He will work hard to ensure that his clients understand the legal process and can appreciate the steps they are taking in the case.
  • Will is a fantastic lawyer that will zealously represent your interests.

    Will is a fantastic lawyer that will zealously represent your interests.
  • Attorney Endorsement

    Mr. Young is a very intelligent lawyer with an exceptional legal mind.
  • I felt like he was really there for me

    I highly recommend working with Will! Legal matters are often time sensitive and unexpected, and when I found myself in need of an attorney, I had a hard time finding one who would return my calls. Will was not only responsive but provided an excellent service. He took the whole situation into co...
  • Five Stars

    Mr. Young functions with integrity and professionalism seldom seen in others. Through a peculiarity in state law some three years ago we were unable to gain closure in a legal situation. Mr Young notified us only recently of his deep felt conviction that we could now gain favorable closure in tha...
  • I would hire him again and I will recommend him to any of my friends and family

    During the initial consultation with Mr. Young regarding a DUI he displayed his knowledge and made me feel comfortable with him representing me. After I made the decision to hire him at the consultation he got right to work and was very communicative throughout the whole process. I would hire him...
  • Best attorney in the STATE!!!

    Calling William Young was the best decision I have ever made. He walked me through my situation and changed it for the better. He was patient, understanding and diligent. My future is looking better thanks to William Young. If you are looking for someone thorough, William Young is the Attorney fo...
  • Completely satisfied with your representation of me.

    I was completely satisfied with your representation of me and the outcome was better than I expected. I will definitely be happy to provide your contact information to my relatives in Idaho, if and when they need legal assistance. Thank you very much.
  • I would highly recommend Will, if you are looking for dependable legal help.

    It was a pleasure to work with Mr. William Young. He has very good analytical thinking, and I felt confident with him representing me. I always got a response to my e-mails and phone calls very fast. He is a great person individually and professionally. I would highly recommend Will, if you are l...
  • Although I hope I never have to, I would hire Will as my attorney again in a second!

    William was an exceptional attorney. He made an unpleasant situation much more manageable and less stressful. He worked efficiently and diligently to ensure that we came to court prepared, ready to win and it more than paid off! He was communicative and always kept me in the loop through the proc...
  • "ability and skill are matched by his compassionate understanding and willingness to fight hard"

    William Young represented my son for some very serious charges of a nature that, historically, are virtually impossible to defend against. Other lawyers either did not want to touch it or charge far more to represent an almost certainly losing case. After first speaking with us, Mr. Young was kin...
  • Thank You

    Thank you for doing such a great job fighting my case and helping me get a good result out of it. I really appreciate that you took the time to explain what was going on step-by-step and that you were honest with me about what I could expect.
  • Best. Decision. Ever.

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Hiring William ranks up there with some of the smartest things I have ever done! He got me a great result! I can not recommend him enough! 
  • Treated Me Like Family

    William treated me with respect and gave my case 100% of his effort. Could not be more satisfied. He probably should have charge me WAY more money.
  • Very Satisfied

    very satisfied
  • Don't Bother Shopping Around, This Is Your Guy

    I will trust Will to handle any legal issue I have in the future. He is the best at what he does and it shows.
  • 10 out of 10!

    I am very thankful for his help. As nice as he is, I hope I never need him again.
  • Ashley Recommends William Young

    I am very happy I hired Will. He did everything he could to help me out of a bad situation (a situation I put myself in). He is very kind and caring. More than anything, I am happy I had Will to guide me through all the red tape of the legal system. I don't know what I would have done without him...
  • Helped me when I needed it most

    Will helped me when I was charged with a DUI. I was scared and didn't know where to turn. I am glad I hired Will and would highly recommend him to anyone.
  • Awesome

    Five Stars. Meeting Will and have him as my attorney was just amazing, from the start he said what to expect and worked hard to help my family and me out!! I can't have asked for anything else did an awesome job!! Thanks Will
  • Mike

    Will Young is the greatest.  I wish I had met him in much different circumstances – like having a beer at a Boise bar.  This was a traumatic situation for me and Will was assuring me that it would end better than I thought it could.  He was right.  From the beginning, Will made me feel like a rea...
  • There are good people out there

    I REALLY appreciate your time! God Bless you and your family, and helping me figure things out. Thanks again there are good people in this world, you've proven so. God Bless.
  • The Best! The Greatest!

    This guy knows what he is doing! He worked SO hard for me. He is the guy you should hire. This is the first time I have ever needed an attorney or been in trouble. Everyone told me to save my money and just represent myself - this would have been a HUGE mistake. Will did more for me than I ever e...
  • The way you treated me was something I will never forget. THANK YOU WILL.

    I had a consultation with Will a few months ago about the burglary case. Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out the financial side of things, therefore, was unable to retain your services. I now greatly regret this. Despite this, their were numerous times I contacted you for advice because I had no...
  • Helped When He Didn't Have To...

    I had Will represent you on a criminal case in Canyon County. After the case was successfully resolved (for which I was very grateful and very happy with the result), there were several complications that arose - including the police's refusal to give me my property back. Even though this was not...
  • Five Stars!

    Will is very professional and knowledgeable and highly recommended. He has helped me and my wife on a few Court related issues throughout the last few years. He has always been there when we've needed him. I can't thank him enough for going above and beyond to help me and my wife when we really n...
  • Honesty and Integrity

    I contacted Will Young regarding our son who was placed in jail for probation violations in Idaho. We were scared and needed answers! Will was very helpful, answered all my questions, and immediately found time out of his busy schedule to visit my son in jail. He gave us a no BS assessment of th...

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