Bigfork, MT DUI Attorney

As a native of Bigfork myself, I understand what it’s like to be caught on the outskirts of “town.” Surrounded by incorporated cities, the village of Bigfork occupies an interesting place in Flathead County’s legal landscape. Unlike Kalispell, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, and Polson, which all have their own city courts, Bigfork is (legally speaking) just a part of the county. And depending on how you define Bigfork’s boundaries, you may find yourself in Flathead or Lake county.

A DUI in Bigfork will be prosecuted in a county court (meaning Justice Court or District Court) in either Flathead or Lake County. As I have discussed before, whether a DUI is in Justice Court or District Court generally comes down to how many prior convictions a person has and whether this offense is a felony DUI or misdemeanor. And remember, the DUI conviction does not have to be from Montana. Drunk driving convictions from other states will count as well.

The important thing to remember, is that driving in Bigfork is no different than driving anywhere else in Montana. Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is against the law in unincorporated townships and metropolitan cities alike. If you have been accused of Driving Under the Influence in Bigfork, it is important that you protect yourself and your rights. I can help. Call today for a free initial consultation to discuss your specific situation with a DUI attorney who can give you information and guidance.

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