Criminal Defense Attorney

Boise Criminal Defense Lawyers

Anyone accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty. We all have the right to an attorney, guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. Yet, far too often, in the real world, those rights are undermined. The criminal defense lawyers in our Boise office want to rectify that and will work hard in your defense. 

What happens when the community rushes to judgment and starts to believe that anyone charged with a crime is guilty? That’s the community from which the jury must be chosen. What happens when defendants get an attorney who doesn’t really believe in them or is simply overwhelmed by the job of going up against the District Attorney’s office? These situations, which are unfortunately commonplace, can have the effect of making our rights merely academic, rather than something alive in the real world. 

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Our Criminal Defense Services

The team at Atkinson Law Office works with defendants to fight a wide range of charges. Some of the frequent ones we deal with are these: 

  • Driving without privileges: A DWP charge can be a misdemeanor that turns into jail time. The problem is that there are perfectly valid reasons why someone might be wrongly charged with DWP. The Department of Transportation makes mistakes. We’ll help you fight. 
  • Reckless driving: Whether it’s speeding or inattentive driving, defendants can be accused of operating their vehicle in a dangerous manner. Our office can help you contest the allegations or seek out lesser charges. We want to hear your side of the story. 
  • Drugs: The state of Idaho has strict drug laws on everything from possession to sale to trafficking. It’s important to have an attorney who knows your Fourth Amendment rights against illegal search and seizure. We do. 
  • Sex crimes: Being charged with sex crimes places you at risk of prison, fines, and placement on the Sex Crime Registry, which trails you around even after time has been served. Our lawyers are here to fight for your reputation and freedom. 
  • Theft: These charges can cover several scenarios. Sometimes it’s a false accusation. Or, a person may have erred, but is being overcharged. Maybe the defendant made a mistake and wants compassion in sentencing. No matter what your situation is, we want to help. 
  • Violent crimes: These cover misdemeanors and felonies and include domestic violence charges. Listening and transparency are important. You need an attorney who will hear your version of events and give you a candid assessment. We do both. 

Why Trust Atkinson Law Office?

What Sets Us Apart
  • Empathetic Guidance
    Understanding the personal and legal challenges our clients face, we offer empathetic guidance and unwavering support to help them navigate their DUI cases with confidence.
  • Dedicated Advocacy
    We are committed to providing diligent and ethical representation, fighting for the best possible outcomes while maintaining the integrity of the legal profession.
  • Compassionate Representation
    We genuinely care about our clients' well-being and future, offering compassionate and personalized legal support through every step of their DUI case.
  • Integrity and Transparency
    We uphold the highest standards of honesty and transparency in all our dealings, ensuring our clients are always well-informed and trust in the legal process.

After You’ve Been Charged

It’s only natural to want to defend yourself or explain yourself when law enforcement makes accusations or even just asks questions. It’s also natural to want to call someone you think might be supportive. It’s natural to do those things, but it’s a mistake. 

The only call you should make after being charged is to the criminal defense lawyers in our Boise office. You should not try to talk to law enforcement until we get there. It’s easy to think that since you have nothing to hide, you should be able to talk freely. Unfortunately, that’s not true. There’s a reason police officers are very anxious to get people to talk-they know it’s likely to help build the case against the defendant. 

Furthermore, you must be aware that your outgoing calls are being monitored and listened to. That’s why we strongly advise defendants to overcome their natural and understandable desire to speak and instead just call us. 

Atkinson Law Office has been here since 2010, fighting for defendants and working to protect their rights. When you call on us, you’re getting the benefit of our experience with every other defendant who came before you. You’re in a tight spot, and you’re scared. Just keep it simple, stay quiet, and get us on the scene. 

Call (208) 670-8164 today.

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Stories of Success and Satisfaction

At Atkinson Law Office, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Professional & Friendly"
    Craig Atkinson has gone above and beyond my expectations, always follows through with his word, and is very reasonably priced. I would recommend him to my grandma if she ever gets a DUI.
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    "Saved the Day"
    He's very punctual and professional he really cares about clients. He was also very responsive to my questions no matter how many I had. Definitely would recommend him!
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    "Trust Him with My Life"
    Craig is hand down the best lawyer we have dealt with, he was always professional and organized! He’s our go-to for anything now even if we just need advice I’d trust him with my life.
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    "Very Helpful"
    Craig was so helpful to my husband and I. We had never had any legal issues in Idaho and were at a complete loss. Craig responded promptly and got us in right away.
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    "Truly Impressed"

    I was greatly impressed by the professionalism of Atkinson and his colleagues. For those in need of legal assistance, I highly recommend him as an attorney.

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    Craig Atkinson was a phenomenal resource to have in a very difficult time. He was easy to work with, knowledgeable, timely, and dedicated.
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