Criminal Defense Lawyer Coeur d'Alene ID

If you have been arrested on a criminal charge, you should obtain a lawyer as soon as possible. Your freedom and your future are at risk.

I am James Bendell, a former prosecutor, court commissioner and judge pro tem. I now defend people accused of crimes in northern Idaho. I believe that everyone who is accused of a crime deserves a strong and effective defense. My firm will aggressively defend your rights and freedom at every stage of the legal process.

James Bendell defends people accused of:

  • DUI (DWI) (Drunk Driving)
  • Drug crimes
  • Assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Theft and shoplifting
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Sex crimes
  • Other alleged criminal offenses

Police and prosecutors often make mistakes that can result in a dismissal of criminal charges. With that in mind, I will carefully examine all aspects of the events leading to your arrest. Whenever possible, I will make aggressive use of motions to suppress evidence to obtain a dismissal of the charge or shape the battlefield in your favor. Bendell Law, PLLC will fight for your rights and freedom every step of the way.

Idaho DUI Attorney

Drunk Driving

A conviction for DUI (DWI) can result in many negative consequences from large fines to jail time. However, it may be possible to obtain a dismissal of the charge or a reduction to a non-alcohol related driving offense, or at least mitigate the consequences of a conviction. Learn more about Drunk Driving
Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular Homicide

In cases where alcohol is involved, a prosecutor may charge the individual who has been drinking with a DUI/DWI or vehicular manslaughter even if that person is not at fault and the accident was unavoidable. Charges may be placed against a driver who is involved in an accident that results in the death of another individual. Learn more about Vehicular Homicide
Domestic Violence Attorney

Crimes of Violence

Persons charged with Domestic Violence, Assault and other violent crimes need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Assault crimes can be either misdemeanors or felonies, depending upon the seriousness of the allegations. A felony conviction can mean months or even years in prison. Even a conviction for misdemeanor domestic violence can result in the loss of the privilege to own or possess firearms. Learn more about Crimes of Violence