No. To commit a crime in Idaho, requires that it be done willfully. The word "willfully," when applied to the intent with which an act is done or omitted, implies simply a "purpose or willingness" to commit the act referred to. It does not require any intent to violate law, or...View More
There are 2 sanctioned ways the State can prosecute a DUI. The definition of Driving Under the Influence, is when a driver is seated in the driver's seat with the motor running, and "under the influence" of an intoxicant.
Idaho also as adopted a .08 level of alcohol so as...View More
Most states respect other states' laws, as long as judgments were rendered with die process. VA issued you a valid DL for 5 minutes. That's actually a much shorter time than I would have guessed, with high speed computers and other means of transmission. Once VA discovered your DL status...View More
I did not swerve, forget a signal, speed or do anything illegal. They stopped me because I told my ex I was feeling suicidal. They immediately told me to get out of the car. I told them I was okay and just wanted to go out for lunch and was going to call the crisis line after I ate. They asked if... View More
You can file a Motion to Suppress evidence. However, the "reason" you were pulled over you explained, was your ex apparently called 911 and explained that you were suicidal? That call gave officers "reasonable suspicion" that "if located while driving," your condition...View More
Police filed immenent danger to cps without giving me time to find them some one to pick them up from school. pulled over at 1030am. no kids in car. in jail I contacted kids step sister parents and they were gonna pick them up. cps said no and picked them up because police said there in imminent... View More
Police didn't HAVE TO take the kids. Police COULD HAVE allowed you to pick them up or actually HELP you find a family member who could pick the kids up, BUT THEY DON'T HELP! THEY PUNISH and PUNISH and PUNISH you! YOU'RE A BAD DAD!! WE'RE GOING TO EVENTUALLY LET YOU HAVE YOUR...View More
It's possible to get it reduced but in no way guaranteed. The possibility depends on several factors, such as prior criminal history (not just prior DUI history), the facts of the case, what your other blow was (you should have two separate blows), cooperation with law enforcement, etc. If the...View More
Yes. Many jurisdictions allow or require officers to re-administer the test again. The officer will need to justify in court why they needed to re-administer the test, which may call into question the officer's ability or indicate another problem. In my jurisdiction, officers are required to...View More
Not automatically. If you’re a citizen of the United States you won’t give up the 14th Amendment rights you have simply by being convicted of a felony. However, to be certain that you haven’t been “required” to give up your 4th Amendment rights, particularly for drug crimes, by the court...View More
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...View More
I was pulled over for having a license plate light out and issued a DUI. I was not arrested but car was towed and impounded, and later searched. I have contacted them several times about getting my hard drives and computer out of the car because I am a professional photographer and I'm already... View More
If your blood alcohol comes back as excessive there are additional penalties. In Idaho an excessive BAC is 0.20 or higher. You can read the statue here https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/title18/t18ch80/sect18-8004c/
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.