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Criminal Defense Attorney in Boise and Nampa

Representing and Defending the Treasure Valley.

40 Years of Experience.

Here to Help You Navigate and Fight any Criminal Charge You May be Facing.

  • Serving Clients in Ada, Canyon, Elmore, and Gem Counties
  • Honest, Straightforward Legal Advice


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Providing a Strong, Assertive Defense for my Clients Based Upon 40 Years of Experience as an Attorney in Idaho.


Experience Includes:
  • Public Defender
  • Chief Legal Counsel, Idaho Department of Law Enforcement
  • Idaho Liquor Chief
  • State Senator
  • FBI Legal Advisors Academy

Dealing with the criminal justice system alone can be an incredibly overwhelming experience. Whether you are the target of an investigation, have been criminally charged with a misdemeanor or felony (or are concerned you may be charged) you need to be proactive and aggressive in your efforts to protect yourself and your legal rights.

Brian delivers aggressive legal representation based upon 40 years of experience as an attorney in Idaho.

Brian provided excellent representation for me. He was immediately my trusted adviser and strongest advocate. His expertise tipped the scales in my favor and I am really grateful for his help.

Jeff T.Google Review

We Can Help with Any Criminal Charge You May Be Facing

Put Brian’s 40 Years of Legal Experience on Your Side

Reckless Driving
Driving and Traffic Offenses
Drivers License Hearings and Appeals
Theft Crimes
Assault & Battery
Domestic Abuse Charges
Sex Crimes
Drug Crimes
Juvenile Cases
Felonies & Misdemeanors

Why Choose Donesley Law Office?


We are well versed and focused on criminal defense matters particularly the issue of DUI defense in Idaho.


Brian graduated from the University of Idaho, College of Law and has been practicing law here in Idaho since 1980.


When you call Donesley Law Office you will speak to Brian directly – not through a paralegal or secretary.

See What Our Clients Are Saying…

5 Star Reviews on Google

This 5 star review is for Sue Archer, the paralegal for Brian's office. She was and is amazing, Sue is the back bone of that office. If for no other reason and there may not be...she is why I would recommend this office to you. Extremely helpful, personal and professional. Genuine and hard working. There for you when you need someone the most. Thank you
When experience and dedication matter greatly, an attorney like Brian Donesley can make all the difference and have profound impact on a life. I'm comforted knowing Attorney Donesley is representing my loved one.
Only talked on the phone but he gave me that fatherly advice I was needing and didn't act like, "well no money no time". He's great!
Brian represented me on my felony DUI case back in 2016. From the beginning he was transparent and realistic about my options and possible outcomes. He was able to get me a withheld judgement on my 3rd offense and zero jail time.I couldn't be more pleased with the out come. The only thing I'm upset about is the fact that I didn't get positive review of him sooner in aftethe case was settled... Better late than never I suppose! Thanks Brian!
Brian is a great guy knows exactly what he’s doing and I highly recommend his services. Extremely professional, responsive, and is to the point for your own good.
Brian did excellent representing me every step of the way. I could not have asked for more. He did awesome explaining all the details of my case. I would highly recommend him to everyone needing legal representation or advise.
Brian is a highly ethical and intelligent attorney. He is truly someone that puts his client's interests first and foremost. His calm demeanor, intimate knowledge of Idaho's laws, and his practical application of those laws to serve his clients make him an asset to anyone lucky enough to choose him as their legal counsel.
Brian provided excellent representation for me. He was immediately my trusted adviser and strongest advocate.I had a tough situation, and he was very adept at overcoming obstacles as they arrived, and staying the calm, cool, collected element when I couldn't be. He was extremely prepared when it came time for trial. His expertise tipped the scales in my favor and I am really grateful for his help.I would recommend Brian to anyone that needs representation from a tough experienced lawyer.
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Here to Protect and Defend Your Rights.

We are here to guide you to the best solution possible and always put your interests first.

Brian can assist you in all matters relating to charges against you, including the plea, the “discovery” request for all evidence pertaining to your case, and preparing your case for meeting with the Prosecuting Attorney in “plea negotiations” in an effort to get you a deal, which may be a dismissal of charges or some of them against you or a deal you can live with.

Brian will do what is necessary to maximize the likelihood of an acquittal or a satisfactory negotiated plea bargain to a lesser charge or penalty. The goal in any case is to eliminate or at least minimize the harm a defendant may suffer in the criminal disposition.

As a criminal defense attorney, Brian takes an aggressive and proactive approach in defending his clients’ rights and freedom. He believes everyone deserves the strongest and most effective defense possible. Based in Boise, he defends clients in both Ada and Canyon counties.

If you have been detained, arrested, or are being investigated for a crime, call our office immediately and exercise your right to have an attorney before answering any questions. Do not talk until your attorney is present.

(208) 343-3851