Why should I hire a criminal defense attorney?

While there is no law prohibiting you from representing yourself in court, a judge will expect you to be familiar with the specifics of Idaho state law. Due to the myriad complexities of criminal defense cases, we strongly recommend that you consult an experienced, professional criminal defense lawyer.

What does it mean to be "presumed innocent until proven guilty?"

This simply means that the burden of proof lies squarely on the shoulders of the prosecution. In other words, it is not your responsibility to demonstrate your innocence, but rather the prosecution’s responsibility to prove that you’re guilty.

Am I guaranteed the right to a criminal defense attorney?

Yes. The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees a criminal defendant’s right to legal counsel.

How much do I have to drink to be considered drunk in the state of Idaho?

While the exact number of drinks will vary depending on a person’s height, weight, age, etc., Idaho, drivers found with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher are considered drunk.

What will happen if I refuse to take a chemical test (e.g. breathalyzer)?

If you refuse to take a chemical test, you may have your driver’s license suspended for at least one year. You may also be subject to a fine of at least $250.

What's the difference between assault and battery?

Generally speaking, assault occurs whenever the threat of violence is present, whereas battery refers to the physical act of violence itself.

What's the difference between a felony and misdemeanor?

Felonies are often very serious crimes (i.e. murder, rape, arson, etc.) that typically result in lengthy prison sentences and crippling fees. Misdemeanors, on the other hand, are often lesser offenses (i.e. vandalism, trespassing, reckless driving, etc.) that may or may not result in fines and jail time.

Where is Bird Law Offices located?

Bird Law Offices offers criminal defense services to Idaho clients statewide, but the main office is located at 1920 E 17th St. Ste. 107 in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

In what other locations does Bird Law Offices offer criminal defense services?

In addition to Idaho Falls, Bird Law Offices is proud to provide exceptional criminal defense services to clients throughout the state of Idaho, including Boise, Pocatello, Twin Falls, Blackfoot and Mountain Home.

Does Bird Law Offices offer free case evaluations?

Absolutely! A secure future is just a phone call away.

“Helping Good People in Bad Situations”

Bird Law Offices provides exceptional, reliable criminal defense services statewide in Idaho. Call (208) 524-4448 or one of our other listed local Idaho numbers now to schedule your free case evaluation.

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