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The Boise Criminal Defense Attorneys at Baldauf Masser, LLP

Why hire a criminal defense attorney?

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime—or simply if you are under investigation for a crime—it is always best to hire an attorney who specializes in criminal defense. Whether the charge is big or small, a misdemeanor or a felony, and whether it’s your first charge or you have a more extensive record, hiring a criminal defense attorney is always better than representing yourself. If you are considering representing yourself, we refer you to the famous saying, “The man who represents himself has a fool for a client.” Law enforcement agencies and state prosecutors have extensive resources at their disposal, which often tilts cases in their favor. Hiring a criminal defense attorney, a specialist dedicated to protecting your constitutional rights, can often restore balance to the equation. This gives you, the defendant, a fighting chance.

What types of cases do we take?

At Baldauf Masser, we have experience with cases ranging from simple misdemeanors like disturbing the peace and drug possession, to DUI and domestic disputes, and then up to the most serious felonies involving battery or worse. Put plainly, we will take cases of any size and any degree of severity. We have argued before both State and Federal courts, so we’ve dealt with zealous prosecutors in a variety of circumstances. And remember, you have the right to retain counsel at any point in the process. A talented criminal defense attorney can be every bit as useful when facilitating bail or arraignment proceedings, as when investigating the facts of a case, questioning witnesses or filing pre-trial motions.

What can the client expect?

Every case is different, just as every client is different. But there are commonalities to how we approach all our cases. First, we examine the facts around the case. At a fundamental level, this means determining if the State’s case can meet the burden of proof or whether law enforcement violated your rights during their investigation. Once we make this determination, we can offer you a number of options, discussing them in detail so that you understand each one and giving you the confidence that we are advocating with your interests and goals at heart. Furthermore, we will break down the potential outcomes of these options. From there, you can decide how to proceed knowledgably. Sometimes this comes down to choosing to pursue a plea deal, a motion for the suppression of evidence or a trial where we will vigorously and zealously represent you through the adversarial trial process. All of this strategy will be tailored to you, the client. Criminal charges nearly always cost the defendant in money and time, but more than that, even a mere accusation can cost you in a less quantifiable way—as in your reputation and standing in the community. Getting to know who our clients are, the particulars of you as a person, is something we take seriously. Many times, there are mitigating circumstances in the lives of our clients, and these can often be presented to the court to lessen any penalties the court may seek to hand down. Being charged with a crime, even a relatively minor offense, can be a complicated and stressful experience. And you owe it to yourself to hire the best possible counsel, who can expertly guide you through the complex world of criminal statutes and legal procedure.

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Baldauf Masser

We are a small firm focused on guiding normal people through tough situations with a compassionate, thoughtful, and zealous approach. Our practice centers around criminal defense, family law, and small business/startup consulting.