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I Practice 100% Criminal Defense Which Means I am not Spread Thin with Civil Cases or Other Matters

Criminal Defense

Whether you are charged with a serious felony or have simply been cited for a traffic infraction, obtaining private defense counsel gives you the best chance for a positive outcome. For example, Mitchell recently had a client charged with multiple felonies and was facing life in prison and he was able to negotiate him pleading only to misdemeanor disturbing the peace. Mitchell is licensed to defend you in all Idaho State and Federal Courts.
*all drug and alcohol related offenses
*domestic violence/no contact order violations
*sexual assault
*permanently sealing your criminal record
*resisting/obstructing arrest
*reckless/inattentive driving
*traffic infraction tickets--especially for commercial license holders or those not wanting points affecting their car insurance rates

DUI Defense

Mitchell has handled nearly 100 DUI cases. What many people don't know is that under Idaho law, the criminal case is separate from the civil case between you and the Idaho Transportation Dept. regarding your license to drive. The standards of evidence are different and more importantly, the filing deadlines aren't the same. If you don't file the necessary paperwork with the ITD in time, you lose the right to request a hearing and contest your license suspension so it is important to call an attorney as soon as possible. Furthermore, since it is technically a civil case where your liberty isn't at stake, the Public Defender's Office can't help you fight to keep your license. Mitchell will handle all of the paperwork and fight for you on both fronts. He has tirelessly studied the IDAPA rules pertaining to breathalizer machines, field sobriety tests (FSTs), and all relevant case law.

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In my experience as a criminal defense attorney, I understand that this is likely one of the most stressful times in any potential clients’ lives.  What I strive for is to provide each client with peace of mind and fight vigorously on their behalf to get results.  I have found that this is best accomplished through candid, straightforward advice, and making myself available by communicating at every critical stage of your case.  I have worked hard to maintain a professional relationship with both city and county prosecutors giving you the best chance at a favorable resolution of your case without even going to trial saving you both time and money.  

Results

I have handled a vast array of cases and gotten results at every level.  I have successfully represented numerous DUI/DUI excessive and drug charges.  In addition, I have defended major felonies including manslaughter, burglary and theft, domestic violence, aggravated battery, and sexual assault, to name a few.  I have had several clients facing life in prison or lengthy prison terms and have gotten outright dismissals prior to trial and a reduction in one such case to a simple disturbing the peace misdemeanor.  Although we are adversarial by nature, I have worked hard to maintain a professional working relationship with prosecutors giving me the ability to get favorable plea agreements for my clients.  Just because you are charged with a crime does not make you a criminal.  There are two sides to every story and my job is to stand up and be your advocate and make sure that you get treated fairly.  You are going up against two very powerful government entities and I take very seriously the privilege to represent you and ensure that your rights under the Idaho and U.S. Constitutions are being fiercely protected.

Free 30 Minute Consultation

All prospective clients receive a free consultation either over the phone or in office by appointment.  I am not ignorant of the fact that telling your story is an emotional endeavor and I seek to foster a respectful environment for you to do so throughout the consultation.  All communications made to me are protected by the attorney-client privilege regardless of whether you choose to retain me.  I will offer straightforward legal advice including what I feel you are facing, what is likely to happen, and what immediate steps I would take should you decide to retain my services.  Finally, as my client, I will pledge to be available to you and keep you updated at all critical stages throughout the disposition of your legal matter.  Remember, the major decisions are up to you.  I work FOR you.  My job is to analyze all the evidence, provide you with every possible alternative course of action, advocate on your behalf, and give you advice, but you make the decisions and I will be there for you from start to finish.

About

Mitchell is a native Idahoan born here in Boise. He grew up in Coeur d'Alene and was a three sport letterman at Coeur d'Alene High School. After high school, he attended Boise State University earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing in 2009. Mitchell began his law career at Valparaiso University in Indiana where after his first year, he was ranked 21 out of 180 in his class and was a member of the honors program and honors moot court team, a prestigious appellate argument team that competed against other law schools, oftentimes before sitting State or Federal appellate Judges. He then transferred to the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, a first tier, top 50 ranked law school. While there, Mitchell was a volunteer magistrate judge for the Pima County Teen Court, an alternative forum for at risk youth where young people are given a final chance to change their lives before falling into the state juvenile system. He also completed a summer federal judicial externship for the Hon. Candy W. Dale at the United States District Court for the District of Idaho.

Since graduating in 2013, Mitchell has done criminal defense work for the Boise firm Ferguson Durham, PLLC before joining Coeur d'Alene firm Amendola, Doty, & Brumley, PLLC as an associate attorney specializing in criminal defense. Mitchell has always wanted to start his own practice where he could control all aspects of the firm and be more selective in his representation of clients. When the opportunity arose to do so here in Boise, he decided to go all in.

When he is not in the office, Mitchell enjoys playing golf, traveling, spending time at the family cabin in Sun Valley, and exploring Idaho's great outdoors. His parents split time between Boise and Sun Valley and his younger sister Morgan lives in Salt Lake City. Though he grew up in north Idaho, Mitchell has always had strong ties to the Treasure Valley and Ketchum area and is excited to bring back a world class legal education to better serve its people.

EDUCATION:
*Boise State University: Bachelor of Business Administration 2009
*University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law: Juris Doctor 2013

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURES:
*Idaho State Bar
*Admitted to practice in all Idaho State and Federal Courts

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
*Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
*Board Member: Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Coalition
*Board of Directors Member: Ginny Marie Wellness Center
*Legal Eagle Attorney Ginny Marie Wellness Center
*The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Idaho
*National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 10 in the State of Idaho Under 40

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Law Office of Mitchell R. Aguilar

702 W. Idaho Street, Ste. 1100

Boise, ID 83702

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