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Northern Idaho is a popular travel destination for many Spokane area residents. Located in the Spokane Valley, Crary Clark Domanico & Chuang are able to easily and conveniently assist individuals with criminal charges in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Kootenai County Idaho. Led by attorney Aaron Crary, CCD law can assist individuals with criminal charges in the Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls areas for:
- DUI – driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drug related charges
- Domestic violence
- and many other misdemeanors and felonies that may arise.
Contact Crary Clark Domanico & Chuang regarding your Idaho criminal charges. We can help address your concerns on how those charges may affect you whether you reside in Washington state or Idaho.
Charged with a crime in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho?
While there are no set in stone procedures you should follow if you are charged with a crime in Coeur d’Alene or Post Falls, Idaho, there are certainly general guidelines to consider.
What should I do at my arraignment or first appearance?
Whether you are arrested in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, or other nearby cities, your hearings will take place at the Kootenai County courthouse. Your arraignment or first appearance will consist of a judge informing you of the nature of the charge, your rights as a defendant, and possible penalties. The judge will then ask you if you plan to plead guilty or not guilty. While you certainly don’t have too, if you wish to fight the charge, negotiate a resolution, or hire a lawyer, you will want to plead not guilty. If you hire an attorney before you first appearance, your lawyer will do this for you.
Do I need to appear at my arraignment?
You are required to appear at your arraignment or first appearance. However, if you hire a lawyer in time it is possible to have you arraignment vacated and have you hearing set out for a pre-trial on a later date. While there are some charges that require your presence whether you have a lawyer or not, your lawyer can advise you if your appearance is necessary.
How long will it take to resolve my criminal charge?
The likely answer any lawyer will give you is that it depends. The goal is to get you the best resolution possible in your case. Sometimes there are legal and factual issues that need to get sorted out in order to decide what the best resolution is. Sometimes these issues facilitate a speedy resolution, and sometimes investigation and legal briefing are needed to attain the appropriate result. These are factors a lawyer will typically be able to evaluate when addressing the particular facts of your case.
Will my Coeur d’Alene misdemeanor result in jail time?
Whether you will actually get jail time from your charge is a very case specific question. A criminal charge always carries the possibility for jail. But, a number of factors could keep you from getting jail as part of your sentence. For instance, your criminal history (or lack thereof), your age, your connection to the area, and other factors all influence whether the court may consider jail as a sentence. Furthermore, if you were booked in to jail, for even a short time, you may be entitled for credit for time you would need to serve. And of course, if you case is dismissed, you would avoid jail and fines altogether.
How much will a Coeur d’Alene criminal defense lawyer cost?
There is no magic recipe for how much a lawyer will cost. Many factors influence what a lawyer may charge for your case, including the type of charge, your criminal history, and the particular facts of the case. Many lawyers may be willing to discuss a flat fee rate with as well. A flat fee rate will be a total rate the lawyer will charge you no matter how long your case takes.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, or surrounding areas and would like a free consultation with us, we would be happy to speak with you about your case.