Criminal Defense

This is what a former federal prosecutor said about Mr. Dominick:

“Mr. Dominick is one of the finest attorneys in this state.  He has one of the best win records at trial of any defense attorney I know.  He is extremely thorough.  He’s extremely good at trial.”

If you are accused of criminal conduct it is important that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.  As a former prosecutor and current defense attorney, Mr. Dominick has tried over 60 jury trials and over 300 court trials.  Mr. Dominick has defended cases in all areas of criminal law from infractions to misdemeanors to complex felonies.  Mr. Dominick represents clients in both State and Federal Courts and is also a federal defender in complex criminal conspiracy drug and other types of cases.

Please do not wait until you are scheduled for a preliminary hearing, blood alcohol content (BAC) hearing, or another proceeding has occurred before hiring a private criminal defense attorney.  If you do hire a criminal defense attorney, hire one who is rated “AV” preeminent (the highest rating possible) by confidential reviews of lawyers and judges (Martindale-Hubbell).

If you are accused of a crime please do not talk to anyone before you consult with your attorney.

If you are charged with a  DUI, here are the penalties you are facing:

First Time DUI Penalty in Idaho:

  • Misdemeanor Charge
  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Up to $1,000 fine
  • 30 day absolute driver’s license suspension plus an additional suspension of between 60-150 days where the defendant may apply for restricted driving privileges
  • Alcohol evaluation
  • Victim’s panel

If you are charged with a DUI because you had a blood alcohol level of .04 or greater and you had drugs or other intoxicating substances in your system and you were operating a commercial vehicle, in addition to the above penalties, you will also have your commercial driver’s license suspended for 1 year.  There is no provision in the Idaho Code allowing for a restricted commercial driver’s license.

Second Time DUI Penalty in Idaho – Within 10 years of the first charge:

  • Misdemeanor Charge
  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Up to $2,000 fine
  • 1 year absolute driver’s license suspension beginning after release from incarceration
  • May only drive an automobile with a functioning ignition interlock device for the term of probation
  • Alcohol evaluation
  • Victim’s panel

In addition, if you were driving a commercial vehicle with the above stated criteria, you will lose your commercial driver’s license for 1 year plus a time prescribed by 49 CFR part 383.

Third Time DUI Penalty in Idaho – Within 10 years of the second charge:

  • Felony Charge
  • Up to 10 years in the state penitentiary
  • Up to $5,000 fine
  • May only drive an automobile with a functioning ignition interlock device for the term of probation
  • Up to 5 year absolute driver’s license suspension beginning after release from incarceration
  • Alcohol evaluation
  • Victim’s panel

The above noted restrictions apply for those driving a commercial vehicle at the time of the DUI charge.

Excessive DUI Penalty in Idaho – First Offense:

  • Misdemeanor Charge
  • Up to 1 year in jail with a mandatory minimum of 10 days
  • Up to $2,000 fine
  • Mandatory 1 year absolute license suspension beginning upon release from incarceration
  • Alcohol evaluation
  • Victim’s panel

Excessive DUI Penalty in Idaho – Second or greater offense within 5 years

  • Felony Charge
  • Up to 5 years in the state penitentiary with a mandatory minimum of 30 days incarceration in jail
  • Up to $5,000 fine
  • Up to 5 year absolute license suspension with 1 year mandatory absolute license suspension
  • May only drive an automobile with a functioning ignition interlock device for the term of probation
  • Alcohol evaluation
  • Victim’s panel

An excessive DUI is defined as having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .20 or greater.

An experienced Boise DUI lawyer can help you understand these penalties and the consequences of a DUI conviction.