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Boise Criminal Lawyers operate in the world of the criminal court. In addition to seeing a whole spectrum of crime in Idaho, every Boise Criminal Lawyer sees the penalties bestowed upon those who have committed a crime. As a Boise Criminal Lawyer, people always ask, "what penalty will I get". The best answer any criminal lawyer can offer is "it depends". There is no black and white answer because the law sets forth the maximum penalty, and sometimes the minimum penalty, but the actual penalty you receive will depend upon a variety of things. The penalty for a crime if Idaho varies based upon the judge, the prosecuting attorney, the state's lawyer, and the crime itself. Every judge looks at things differently and each prosecutor offers different plea agreements. It also depends upon if you take your case to trial or if you accept a plea agreement.
In addition the penalty an offender receives is based upon a variety of other things including the crime itself, whether it was a misdemeanor or a felony, if there were multiple crimes, if any of the crime was aggravated by the use of deadly force and how many other criminal convictions the person has received.
Often, when the party being charged with the crime is not a repeat offender, the penalty will be less. Judges will give, or prosecuting attorneys will offer suspended portions of the sentence. A good example of this is jail time. If a crime sets a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail, a judge might order 30 days with all 30 days suspended. So, does this mean that you are off scott free? Not necessarily. When you commit a crime in Idaho you are also placed on probation, or parole if the original sentence included time in the state penitentiary. What probation or parole does is places a time frame where if you commit another crime, or violate any term of your probation or parole while you are on probation or parole, the judge can cause the entire suspended sentence to be reinstated and you will have to serve or pay any portion of the penalty that was suspended.
If you need to speak to an attorney, including a Boise Criminal Lawyer or a Boise DUI Attorney, a Boise Divorce Attorney, a Boise Probate Attorney or an Idaho Family Law Lawyer, please call, (208) 472-2383. You can also visit our website and fill out a quick contact form and one of our lawyers will get right back to you. Please let our attorneys know the best way to contact you.