Boise, ID asked in DUI / DWI for Idaho

Q: Can I get out of a DUI ticket if it was an emergency? Like driving away from a natural disaster?

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Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Boise, ID
  • Licensed in Idaho

A: There is an affirmative defense called “necessity.” It requires YOU to prove that there was literally NOTHING else you could have done; such as getting a ride with someone else or leaving earlier so you hadn’t been drinking etc., so you can see that it is quite a hill you’ll need to climb in order to get the court to give the instruction.

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