Idaho resident Clyde Tharpe has been arrested for DUI in Utah, New York and Idaho totaling up to seven arrests since the mid-nineties. Although this is only the second arrest for Mr. Tharpe in Idaho he is being charged with a felony DUI. In most cases a second DUI in Idaho will only bring about misdemeanor charges but in this case the arrests in other jurisdictions could be counting against Tharpe to bring about the more severe charge.
A second DUI offense within ten years, even as a misdemeanor, carries very serious penalties including a yearlong license suspension and ten days mandatory jail time. If you are facing a first or subsequent DUI charge in the state of Idaho you need proper representation to ensure a positive outcome to your case. Lengthy license suspensions, hefty fines, insurance increases and mandatory jail time can have a serious impact on many areas of your life.
An Idaho DUI attorney will be able to evaluate the details of your case and suggest the most appropriate method of defense. There may have been procedural mistakes made by the arresting officers or evidence gathered from unreliable equipment during the investigation. An experienced Idaho DUI attorney can use these details to bolster your defense and possibly have your DUI charges reduced or even dismissed.