Idaho DWI Laws 


Driving while intoxicated is the biggest problem faced in the society. Life of many people is jeopardized due to careless drunk driving. Idaho is the state facing same kind of problem and so the state government has imposed strict Idaho DWI laws. Law followed in this state are quiet similar to those of Illinois DUI laws. In this state you can find both “per se” law as well as “under the influence” law. Under “per se” law person can be arrested if BAC level goes beyond 0.08. Statistics of the Idaho is very staggering as it shows 1900 DWI registered cases. Around 35% of the fatalities have been occurred and more then 200 serious injuries.

Idaho DWI laws state two different criteria such as:

Anyone falling under Idaho DWI case needs to be aware of two situations among which one is criminal court case. People against whom this case is filed may have to face jail, compulsory alcohol education classes, fines, etc. Another consequence which they may face is by Idaho transportation department. Here there are chances of suspension of license.

Like Illinois DUI laws, here also accused person may have to pay huge amount of penalties. Amount charged as penalty differs on every offense such as:

DWI first offense:

  • Fine to be paid is $1,000.
  • Minimum jail time is 2 days and maximum is 6 months.
  • Driving license can get suspended for 180 days.
  • Initial 30 days of license suspension is compulsory.
  • Probation for 1 to 2 years.


DWI second offense

  • During second offense there is an increase in amount of fine up to $2,000.
  • Jail time is from 10 days to 1 year.
  • Absolute suspension of license for 1 year.
  • 2 years of probation period.
  • Once the suspension period of license ends, interlock device is fitted in the car.


DWI third offense

  • Considerably you will find an increase in fine up to $5,000.
  • Imprisonment of minimum 30 days and maximum 5 years.
  • Suspension of license from 1 to 5 years.
  • Supervised probation for 3 years.
  • Equipped interlock device to your car.


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As Idaho DWI laws are rigorous and are strictly imposed like Illinois DUI laws, you need a professional help to get out of this DWI problems. At last your ultimate goal is to save your license and improve your reputation.

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