Certain acts of violence, especially domestic violence, are aggressively prosecuted in Idaho. Idaho laws allow for harsh penalties upon conviction of violent crimes. If you have been accused of a violent crime, it is importation that you speak with a criminal defense attorney immediately. Violent charges can lead to severe consequences and may cause you to lose important constitutional rights.
If the alleged victim in your case is a domestic partner, your penalties may be enhanced and you could be prevented from returning to your own home. If law enforcement officers contact you regarding an argument with your significant other or any other person, do not speak with them without your attorney present. Although officers imply that they want to hear your side of the story so they can “help you out,” that is not true. The more you tell officers, the easier you are making their job. Tell the officers you are willing to speak with them, but not until your attorney is present. Period.