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The Information You Need During A DUI Allegation

If you are accused of any crime, including drunk driving, the best tool you have is knowledge. Our attorneys at Amendola Doty & Brumley, PLLC, are glad to answer your questions about drunk driving charges.

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions at our firm. For more detailed, specific answers, please contact us directly at 866-958-9512 and speak with one of our attorneys.

If the police pull me over, do I have to take a breath test?

While it is true that the police cannot force you to take a breath test, refusing to take a breath test is a violation of Idaho’s implied consent laws. Under the implied consent law, courts view a refusal to take a breath test as an admission of guilt.

Can the police charge me with a DUI if my blood alcohol content (BAC) is below the legal limit?

If you are visibly drunk or impaired or if you fail other sobriety tests like walking in a straight line, the police can charge you regardless of whether you blow a .08 on a breath test.

What happens to my license after a DUI conviction?

If this is your first DUI, Idaho law requires a license suspension of between 90 and 180 days. This is roughly three to six months. If you already have a DUI on your record, license suspensions can last up to five years.

Will hiring an attorney actually help me?

Right now, you may feel like a conviction is inevitable, but our attorneys will protect your rights by reviewing all the evidence and creating the strongest possible defense strategy. Even breath tests can be wrong, and our attorneys are well-versed in the science and procedures that the police must follow.