Former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Get help from a seasoned attorney with outstanding results litigating difficult criminal defense cases.

Driggs Criminal Defense Attorney for State & Federal Crimes

Protect Your Rights and Reputation in a Criminal Case

Cutler Law Office, P.A. has been serving east Idaho for the past 25 years. If you were accused of a crime in Driggs, we are here to help you work toward the best outcome in your case.

Well-Rounded Experience

Attorney John E. Cutler used to work as a deputy prosecutor, and his work for the state of Idaho gave him an inside look at how the other side of the court system works. He now applies his knowledge defending clients’ rights when they’ve been accused of, or arrested for, a crime. Attorney Cutler is licensed to practice in Idaho courts including appellate courts, federal courts, and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

DUI Defense Skill

As a deputy prosecutor, Attorney Cutler tried many DUI cases. He is also one of the few Idaho lawyers with membership to the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), which allows him to stay up-to-date on DUI law and defense strategies. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has certified him as a practitioner of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. With this in-depth knowledge, Attorney Cutler can provide a thorough evaluation of an arrest and construct strong defense strategies. His case reviews often catch police errors or violations of client rights that allow him to request that certain evidence be dismissed.

Attorney Cutler can also help CDL holders dispute DUI charges that could result in them losing their license—forever. The standards for those who drive for a living are even more stringent than they are for other drivers. We’ve helped our clients retain drivers’ licenses, including CDLs, and even get charges reduced. If you’re arrested for a DUI, you only have 7 days to request an ALS hearing. Attorney Cutler can help you prepare a strong defense in short order.

The Criminal Defense You Need

Difficult cases don’t scare our team. In fact, we relish the chance to ensure everyone’s rights are protected in court. Cutler Law Office, P.A. helps clients who have been accused of:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
  • Domestic Battery
  • Drug Crimes
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations
  • Violent Crime

We Fight State and Federal Charges

If you’re issued a citation by a federal employee—for example, a park ranger—you’ll be prosecuted in federal court. Even though those words might invoke images of FBI raids, don’t let the feds intimidate you into a guilty plea. Retaining an experienced lawyer to advocate for you will help return some of the power to you. Whether you decide to fight in court or negotiate a plea deal, our team is here to advise you on next steps.

Don’t Let the Criminal Justice System Wrong You

Police officers trying to meet unspoken quotas, prosecutors hoping to “make an example,” and juries swayed by emotional arguments may bring harsh sentences down on anyone convicted in their jurisdiction. Though our justice system might claim its goal is to punish only the guilty, the state wants to convict you. That’s why you need someone who can and will fight back.

The government tries to prosecute a crime on their own terms, but a skilled criminal defense attorney can help disrupt their story and shed more light on the situation. Law enforcement officials are constrained by the Constitution to ensure American citizens are treated as innocent until proven guilty. Without oversight, they may overstep and infringe on your rights.

If you’re facing criminal charges, you need an attorney who will fight for you. Call Attorney John E. Cutler at (208) 209-5363 or reach out online for a free consultation.

Client Testimonials

  • “Top shelf attorney!”

    Erik L.

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  • “Cannot recommend highly enough!”


  • “If John's area of expertise covers your area of need, my advice is this: use him. You will not regret it.”


  • “Following his counsel I received a short probation and a withheld sentence. It was the best outcome possible.”


  • “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 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.”


  • “Better than expected”


  • “Great service told it to me straight and got me the best deal.”

    Former Client

  • “His dedication and experience regarding the legal system were interdependent with the outcome of my DUI case.”


  • “That little touch of pragmatism & professionalism goes a long way.”


  • “Mr. Cutler is your lawyer, he is a great, hard working man and the best lawyer I've ever had the pleasure of working with.”


  • “Best Lawer in Idaho!!”


  • “John was thorough and diligent. The withheld judgement was granted and I feel relieved.”


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