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Nampa, Idaho DUI Defense Attorney Michael Larsen

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Aggressive DUI Defense in Nampa, Idaho

In 2019, Nampa police department reported a total of 463 DUI arrests. This is more than half of the 824 total arrests made in all of Canyon County that same year. Nampa reported 88 impaired driving crashes, surpassing Meridian’s numbers. Nampa had the second most DUI crashes in Idaho in 2019.

Although Canyon County doesn’t have nearly as many annual DUI arrests and accidents as Ada County, the Nampa police department is just as vigilant as Ada County police departments. Since 2018, Nampa police department has focused on increasing DUI patrols, particularly during the summer months.

A DUI arrest is one of the most alarming and disruptive events that can happen to you, particularly because Idaho DUI laws are complicated and rigid. If you, like many others, have found yourself charged with a DUI in Nampa, ID, it is crucial to have representation that is highly knowledgeable of Nampa DUI laws and processes.

What is a DUI?

In Nampa, Idaho a driver can be arrested for driving under the influence when they drive any motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher. Anyone under the age of 21 can be arrested for DUI with a BAC of .02% or higher. Commercial vehicle drivers can be charged with a DUI with a BAC of .04%. DUI with a BAC of .20% or higher results in an excessive DUI with increased penalties.

Consequences of a DUI in Nampa, Idaho

The consequences and penalties of a DUI in Nampa depend on whether you have a prior DUI conviction, and other circumstances surrounding the charge.

DUI First Offense

  • Misdemeanor
  • Possible 6 months incarceration
  • Up to $1,000 fine
  • License suspension for 90-180 days
  • A law passed in 2019 mandated that even first offense DUIs in Nampa require a mandatory ignition interlock, or in-car breathalyzer. This is always at the expense of the person convicted.

DUI Second Offense

  • Misdemeanor
  • Mandatory 10 days in jail, possible incarceration up to 1 year
  • Up to $2,000 fine
  • License suspension for 1 year
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device

DUI Third Offense and Beyond

  • Felony
  • Mandatory 30 days in jail, possible incarceration up to 5 years
  • Up to $5,000 fine
  • License suspension for 1 year
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device

Excessive DUI (BAC .20% or greater)

  • Misdemeanor
  • Mandatory 10 days in jail, possible jail time up to 1 year
  • Up to $2,000 fine
  • License suspension for 1 year
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device at the expense of the driver

2nd Excessive DUI (within 5 years of prior excessive DUI)

  • Felony
  • Mandatory 30 days in jail, possible incarceration up to 5 years
  • License suspension for at least 1 year, possibly up to 5 years
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device

DUI cases are very intricate and can be complicated. It is important to have an experienced and skilled attorney to help you navigate through the legal process.

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Nampa DUI defense attorney Michael Larsen has over 25 years of experience in the criminal justice system, including fifteen years as a prosecutor specializing in felony and misdemeanor DUI cases. As a former Idaho Deputy Attorney, he has an extensive knowledge of the Idaho legal system. Larsen Law Office offers full DUI defense services in all of Ada, Canyon, Boise, and Payette counties. Michael’s experience on both sides of DUI cases ensures that he knows what to look for and how best to defend you.

Leave No Stone Unturned

The Canyon County prosecuting attorney has the burden of proof in any DUI case. Every DUI case is built on the audio/video recordings from the arrest, police reports, the results of breath tests, copies of advisory forms and logs, calibration records and offer certification records. These are mandatory procedures that police officers are required to follow in order for evidence from your DUI arrest to be admissible in court. You must be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and all of these parts of the prosecutor’s case must be lawful and legitimate to secure a conviction against you.

A thorough review of the documents produced from your arrest can uncover a potential legal defense that can lead to a dismissal. Even if grounds for a dismissal are not found, many times a thorough review can lead to discovery of information that results in reduced charges—often in the form of a non-DUI resolution. It’s incredible the errors, faults in testing, and contradictions these documents often contain and checking them thoroughly is the first line of defense in all DUI cases.

Michael takes pride in outworking the government’s attorneys.

Michael is an experienced Nampa DUI defense lawyer who can aggressively defend your freedom. He has detailed knowledge on how best to defend you, as well as keeping you informed on what you can expect both in and out of the courtroom.

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