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Do You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Eastern Idaho?

Cutler Law Office, P.A. has been defending clients against criminal charges for more than 25 years. We know that a lot is at stake when you’re arrested—your driver’s license, your job, even your freedom. Our criminal defense attorney fiercely defends clients’ rights against prosecutors who are looking to make an example or force a plea bargain from someone when there’s not enough evidence to convict.

AttorneyJohn E. Cutler worked as a deputy prosecutor before he decided to open a law office of his own. He’s seen criminal trials from both sides of the courtroom, and can help you evaluate your case to determine the best way forward. Whether you’re facing state or federal charges, our team can help you build a defense and fight wrongful indictment.

Call our criminal defense lawyer today at (208) 209-5363 or reach out online to schedule a free consultation.

Serving Many Locations in East Idaho

If you need a lawyer to represent you in east Idaho, our team has you covered. Our firm, founded in Idaho Falls, has since expanded to provide quality legal services beyond the city. Come find us in:

If you are facing charges nearby, reach out to us today. Our lawyer is a trusted advocate who has helped many clients receive better outcomes in their cases.

Proven DUI Defense

Sometimes a night at the bar or a day on the lake is so fun that you have a bit too much to drink without even noticing. If you were pulled over and blew above a .08, you don’t have time to waste. You need a DUI attorney who can help you fight to hold on to your license and maintain a clean record.

Attorney John E. Cutler is a DUI authority: He’s one of very few Idaho lawyers who is a member of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD). Over half of our firm’s cases are DUIs, and Attorney Cutler keeps his knowledge up-to-date both in the courtroom and in classes offered by the organization. He’s also certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Test administration, so he can determine if your arresting officer made procedural errors or violated your rights.

We’ve helped DUI victims from Driggs, St. Anthony, Pocatello, Rexburg, and more. If you want to work with a highly qualified DUI defense lawyer, Attorney John E. Cutler is the name to remember.

Traffic Violations

If you don’t want your car insurance payment to rise, it’s essential to fight any traffic tickets you get. Our team at Cutler Law Office, P.A. is here to help you do just that. You don’t want to end up with huge fines, a suspended license, or a felony conviction. If you’ve been ticketed for

  • reckless or distracted driving,
  • leaving the scene of an accident,
  • driving on invalid license,
  • license not in possession, or
  • violation of registration provisions,

it’s time to reach out to an experienced traffic offense attorney. You may not have long to fight a ticket, and if you think it’s no big deal and you should just pay it, think again. Before you make any choices, it’s a good idea to get advice from someone who’s well-versed in Idaho’s court system.

Federal Crimes

With so many national forests and recreation areas around, not to mention Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, area residents and visitors may find themselves with federal citations for any misdeeds committed on federally owned land. Our defense attorney can advocate for you if you’ve been hit with federal charges.

The federal court system is a lot different from the state court system. Attorney John E. Cutler knows his way around both, and can defend you in federal crime cases. He’ll push back when prosecutors try to breach due process and provide you the advice you need when facing tough charges and big consequences.

Get the Criminal Defense You Need in Idaho Falls and Beyond

Attorney John E. Cutler and our team at Cutler Law Office, P.A. staunchly defend your rights in Idaho state courts, including appellate courts, the Federal District Court of Idaho, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. See why so many people have trusted us to advise and defend them after a ticket or arrest.

Call Cutler Law Office, P.A. at (208) 209-5363 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation.

Client Testimonials

  • “Because of his diligence we had the best outcome possible.”


  • “Outstanding”

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  • “John Cutler's services were invaluable in my case and I doubt I would have gotten the results elsewhere. A++”


  • “John would always let me know what my options were before he gave me his recommendation as to which way I should go”


  • “The Best”


  • “He not only made sure that all procedures were done properly but also made sure that my rights were protected and helped me keep my CDL.”


  • “Happy with John”


  • “He is so well respected in the legal community that he makes it look easy.”


  • “Mr. Cutler is wonderful.”


  • “Don't hesitate to give John a call!”


  • “Mr. Cutler was on top of things from the moment I first spoke with him on the phone to when he called to let me know my charges had been dismissed.”


  • “He has always shown up for court very professional and has seemed to have good rapport with both the other attorneys and judges.”


  • “John is a seasoned, experienced, and dedicated criminal defense attorney who knows how to navigate the legal system”


  • “Best lawyer in Idaho!”

    J. R.

  • “No half effort or mediocrity here. If you hire John, you won’t be sorry.”