Rathdrum, Idaho DUI Lawyers

Katie Merrill
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Idaho DUI Attorney

My name is Katie Merrill. I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and moved to Spokane to attend Gonzaga Law School. I knew since the time I was 8 years old that I wanted to be an attorney; and when I was 13 I told everyone... Read More ยป
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Boise City, ID DUI Attorney
(208) 343-3600 300 W Myrtle St
Boise City, ID 83702
DUI, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
Boise City, ID DUI Lawyer with 38 years experience
(509) 624-8201 919 E Bannock St
Boise City, ID 83712
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Hailey, ID DUI Attorney with 35 years experience
(208) 788-4668 113 E Bullion St
Hailey, ID 83333
DUI, Business, Criminal and Divorce
BOISE, ID DUI Attorney
(208) 287-8787 600 E. Riverpark Lane, Suite 205
BOISE, ID 83706
DUI, Criminal, Employment and Personal Injury
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Arrested or charged with a DUI or DWI?

Driving under the influence (DUI) means operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs that have impaired a person's mental or motor skills. In most states, a person will be considered "impaired" if they exhibit objective signs of intoxication, or if they have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Many states also have zero tolerance laws for drivers under 21, where any non-zero BAC level constitutes an offense. Most states also hold commercial drivers, such as truck drivers, to a more rigorous standard.

Law enforcement officers use a variety of tests, such as field sobriety tests and breathalyzers, to determine whether a driver is impaired by alcohol. In some jurisdictions, you have a right to refuse some of these tests, but in other jurisdictions you may be required to submit to them. It is important to know the law in your particular state, and to consult a DUI attorney if you are facing charges.

DUI lawyers are criminal defense attorneys focused on representing clients facing DUI/DWI/OWI charges. Each state has different DUI laws. An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to evaluate the case against you and present your options on how to best limit the impact of the charges against you. DUI lawyers also handle related cases such as driver's license reinstatement and DUI record expungement.


Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC): The percentage of alcohol in a person's blood.

Field Sobriety Test: Any one of several roadside tests that can be used to determine whether a driver is impaired.