Boise, ID Felony DUI Lawyer –

Facing a DUI charge is a significant and potentially life-changing problem. Attorney Jared W. Sommer has assisted more than 6,000 individuals charged with DUI offenses in Boise, Idaho. Known for his effectiveness and assertiveness, he has built a strong reputation as a leading DUI attorney in Boise.
Understanding Idaho’s DUI laws and the potential consequences associated with each type of DUI offense is crucial.

Types Of Boise Felony DUI Cases We Handle

In Boise, Idaho, felony DUIs can result from various circumstances. Here are the primary types:

– Third Offense DUI: A DUI becomes a felony if it’s the third offense within a certain timeframe, typically within a period of 10 years. This means the individual has been convicted of DUI twice before.

– Felony violation
– Jail: 30 days mandatory, up to 5 years
– Fines: up to $5,000
– License suspension: Up to 5 years, 1 year mandatory after release from confinement with no driving privileges of any kind Ignition interlock mandatory.

– Aggravated DUI: This occurs when certain aggravating factors are present, such as a high blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level at the time of arrest, excessively reckless driving, causing injury or death while driving under the influence, or driving with a suspended or revoked license due to a previous DUI conviction.

DUI Causing Injury or Death: If a DUI incident results in serious bodily injury or death to another person, the DUI charge can be elevated to a felony offense, regardless of the individual’s prior DUI history.


Ada County Felony DUI FAQs

What is considered a Felony DUI in Ada County? In Ada County, a Felony DUI typically occurs when an individual is charged with driving under the influence and has prior DUI convictions or when the DUI results in serious injury or death.
What are the penalties for a Felony DUI conviction in Ada County? Penalties for a Felony DUI conviction in Ada County can include imprisonment in state prison, significant fines, license suspension or revocation, mandatory alcohol treatment programs, and installation of an ignition interlock device upon license reinstatement.

How many prior DUI convictions are required for a DUI to become a felony in Ada County? In Ada County, the number of prior DUI convictions required for a DUI to become a felony varies, but typically, a fourth or subsequent DUI offense within a certain timeframe (often within 10 years) is considered a felony.

What is the difference between a misdemeanor DUI and a Felony DUI in Ada County? The primary difference between a misdemeanor DUI and a Felony DUI in Ada County lies in the blood alchohol concentration (BAC) at the time of arrest and whether there’s anything that could escalate the offense. Felony DUIs involve aggravating factors such as prior convictions or causing serious injury or death.

Can a Felony DUI conviction be expunged in Ada County? In Ada County, felony convictions, including Felony DUIs, are generally not eligible for expungement. However, it’s essential to consult with a knowledgeable Boise DUI Attorney to understand all available legal options.

What should I do if I’m charged with a Felony DUI in Ada County? If charged with a Felony DUI in Ada County, it’s crucial to seek legal representation from an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can help you understand your rights, navigate the legal process, and build a strong defense.

What are the potential collateral consequences of a Felony DUI conviction in Ada County? In addition to the direct legal penalties, a Felony DUI conviction in Ada County can have significant collateral consequences, including difficulty finding employment, loss of professional licenses, increased insurance premiums, and damage to personal reputation.

Is there a mandatory minimum sentence for Felony DUI convictions in Ada County? Ada County may have mandatory minimum sentences for Felony DUI convictions, especially if aggravating factors are present, such as prior convictions or serious injury/death. It’s essential to consult with an attorney to understand the potential sentencing implications.

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Why do you need a DUI attorney?

Defending against DUI charges in Boise, Idaho, is a calling that requires dedication, legal acumen, and an unwavering commitment to the principles of justice. Our firm takes immense pride in standing by the side of individuals facing DUI charges, working tirelessly to provide them with the robust defense they deserve. In the vibrant heart of Boise, the battle against DUIs is not just a legal endeavor—it’s a commitment to upholding the very essence of justice in our community.



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About Jared Sommer

Our Attorney is known for giving clean concise guidance to all his clients. He is a member of the Idaho Law Review and is a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law. He fights to get every client the best possible outcome for every case.

We are effective and aggressive and will work to help you get the results that you need, from minor to major charges, at affordable rates.

My role as your DUI defense attorney in Boise is not just about protecting the rights of our clients—it’s about preserving the integrity of the legal system itself. This includes ensuring that law enforcement adheres to the highest standards of due process and that the accused receives a fair and just trial. Defending against DUI charges is a matter of accountability and safeguarding the principle that every individual is innocent until proven guilty.

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what people say about us


Landaisha Johnson
Landaisha Johnson
December 28, 2022
Jared Sommer represented me in a Case I had recently and when I say he made everything go so smooth I appreciated everything he did for me. He spoke so highly of me and he was very confident in what he does. He was a man of his word. He explained to me everything really well so I had a better understanding. I had never been in any trouble and I was so glad and so thankful to have someone like him to represent me. I would 10/10 recommend him for an attorney. Thank you Jared for all of your hard work!!
Matthew Bayer
Matthew Bayer
November 10, 2022
Jared is the best attorney I could've imagined as representation for my case. As a client with no previous knowledge of the legal system, Jared's expertise and experience was incredibly valuable and made the otherwise emotional process as smooth and straightforward as possible. He consistently asked for my preferences, kept me informed on any and all progress in my case, and always let me know what to realistically expect as possible outcomes.
Eric Packer
Eric Packer
September 23, 2022
Jared helped us to seamlessly work through a legal matter regarding a more serious traffic citation that our son received. Jared guided us through the options and helped us to understand the potential ramifications of each option. We are pleased with his service in representing us in this matter.
Natnael Epa
Natnael Epa
March 10, 2022
I am not sure where to start but I will try my best to capture what Jared did for me and my family. I was in a tight spot where the odds were very much against me and chance of seeing the light was very slim. I had a lot to lose if it was not for Jared. His intensive experience in his field, knowledge and wisdom in collaboration with his humanity and empathy got me a deal that was once in a life time. I am very thankful and grateful for Jared and what he has done for me. If you are in the same situation as I was, I highly recommend him. I am a very satisfied customer.
Amber Roll
Amber Roll
January 27, 2020
Listen up guys! Jared is worth every penny. He goes above and beyond for you and you will be grateful for having this amazing attorney on your side. He helped me more than I expected and I recommend him for anything you are facing. He cares not only about your case outcome but about your well-being.
Stephene StGeorge
Stephene StGeorge
October 4, 2019
It’s not often that you see citations completely dismissed by a prosecutor in Ada County, much less two of them... This is my story and why Mr. Sommer deserves more then five stars. To begin, you would think requesting a lawyer to handle citations on my behalf is absurd, right? But like many cases, mine wasn’t cut and dry. And no, this wasn’t the extremely rare situation that places the public in a lose lose position either. It was just two simple citations that I felt strongly about contesting and I chose Jared Sommer. I’ve had the privilege of working with the courts professionally for the past twenty years and I know what conduct to expect. He was just as passionate about my small personal matter as I could ever imagine an attorney would be. I certainly wasn’t even expecting this type of resolution, so as we got closer to the trial date (this actually happens with citations too) I was relaying to Mr.Sommer that I would happy to accept responsibility for one of citations if they dismissed the other. He could sense that bit of fear that grows uncontrollably when we’re confronted with the unknown and he put me at ease as he explained the possibly outcomes, but not to lose focus on why we were there in the first place. I’d love to proclaim that my case simply had flawless merit which lead to the dismissal, but I credit Mr. Sommer mostly. It was clear that long before my insignificant issue, he had forged relationships with prosecutors and other court personal that provided him an edge. He was able to speak with them prior to the hearing and present my side in such a fashion that my only moments in front of the judge consisted of me verifying my name. I couldn’t be happier! He was fantastic and I would encourage anyone in need of legal services to contact Mr. Sommer.
Billie Parker
Billie Parker
September 11, 2019
Jared represented me at one of the most difficult times of my life. He has the knack and ability to successfully handle criminal defense cases that you just don’t see very often. I worked in a court and dealt with attorneys for many years. I am very sincere in saying Jared is one of the best I have seen.
Lauren Clounie
Lauren Clounie
September 11, 2019
Jared is definitely the person to see if you get yourself stuck between rock and a hard place. He took care of everything like he said he would and kept me in the loop during the ordeal. He is professional, knowledgeable, down to earth, confident and respectful. Thank you, Jared.

If You Have Been Arrested For DUI in Boise, Mr. Sommer Has the Experience To Help You

The DUI Legal Process in Boise

After getting a DUI in Boise, Idaho, you’ll go through a specific legal process that involves several key stages. It’s essential to understand this process to navigate it effectively. Here’s an overview of the DUI legal process:

  1. Arrest and Booking: The process typically begins with your arrest by law enforcement for suspicion of DUI. You’ll be taken to a police station or holding facility, where you’ll undergo booking procedures. This involves recording your personal information, taking fingerprints, and possibly a mugshot.

  2. Field Sobriety Tests: At the scene of the arrest, you may be asked to perform field sobriety tests. These tests assess your physical and cognitive abilities to determine your level of impairment. Common field sobriety tests include walking in a straight line, standing on one leg, and following an object with your eyes.

  3. Chemical Tests: After your arrest, you may be asked to undergo chemical tests, such as a breathalyzer test to measure your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Refusing these tests can have legal consequences.

  4. Arraignment: You’ll be scheduled for an arraignment, where you’ll be formally charged with DUI. During this phase, you’ll have the opportunity to enter a plea, such as guilty, not guilty, or no contest.

  5. Building Your Defense: After the arraignment, it’s crucial to work with an attorney, like Jared Sommer, to build a strong defense. This may involve gathering evidence, reviewing police reports, and identifying legal strategies to challenge the charges.

  6. Negotiation with Prosecutors: Your attorney may engage in negotiations with the prosecution to seek a favorable outcome, such as reduced charges or penalties. Plea bargains are common in DUI cases.

  7. Court Representation: If negotiations are unsuccessful or if you choose to go to trial, your attorney will represent you in court. During the trial, the prosecution will present evidence, and your attorney will defend your case.

  8. Sentencing: If you are found guilty, the court will impose a sentence that may include fines, license suspension, probation, jail time, or other penalties. The severity of the sentence depends on various factors, including the circumstances of your case and your prior record.

  9. Post-Conviction Options: After a DUI conviction, you may have post-conviction options, such as appealing the verdict or seeking alternative sentencing, like probation or diversion programs.

DUI Resources 

Ada County Court House : 200 W Front St. Boise, Idao 83702
Phone: 208-287-7080
Ada County Sheriffs Office: 7200 Barrister Dr. Boise, Idaho 83704
Phone: 208-577-3000
Idaho Transportation Dept: 11331 W. Chinden Blvd, Boise ID 83707
Phone Number: 208-334-8000


We are effective and aggressive and will work to help you get the results that you need, from minor to major charges, at affordable rates.

It’s essential to consult with an experienced DUI attorney like Jared Sommer, who can help you understand the specific penalties you might face based on the details of your case. He works on building a strong defense to potentially reduce those penalties or even have the charges dropped. DUI convictions can have far-reaching consequences, so seeking legal assistance is critical to protect your rights and future.

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