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Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer in St. Anthony

Arrested in St. Anthony? Our Criminal Defense Lawyer Is Here to Help.

If you’re facing a criminal charge, you have a lot to lose. Your reputation is at stake, as is your clean record. Attorney John E. Cutler has been representing clients in criminal court for 25 years. His deep knowledge of Idaho state courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals can help you prepare for your upcoming trial.

We Protect Your Rights

Our team at Cutler Law Office, P.A. protects your constitutional rights as you prepare to fight criminal charges. Though our law enforcement officers do a lot to keep our communities safe, sometimes they make mistakes or refer cases to prosecutors who want to prove themselves by winning convictions with tough sentences. Everyone in our criminal justice system needs an advocate to defend their rights. We can provide insight into your case and advice to help you receive the most favorable outcome possible.

We Help with These Common Charges

If you’ve been charged with driving or boating while under the influence, you may face strict consequences. You need an experienced lawyer to help you out—and Attorney John E. Cutler can do just that. You won’t find many Idaho attorneys who are members of the National College of DUI defense (NCDD), but Attorney Cutler stays up to date with the help of their resources and educational offerings. He’s certified in administering the sobriety tests that police give when they pull you over, and his analysis may be able to catch flaws in the officer’s reporting. Don’t just accept that you’ll be convicted if your BAC was over .08 when you were pulled over. Consult with a DUI attorney before you make any other moves.

Traffic Citation
Whether you’re hit with a simple failure to yield at a stop sign or a hefty speeding charge, getting a traffic ticket is never fun. They’re also very difficult to dispute on your own. Rather than just pay the fine and accrue points on your license (not to mention a criminal record), speak to someone who knows the court system. You may be able to negotiate a more favorable outcome.

Call now for help with your DUI or other traffic citation: (208) 209-5363.

Other Practice Areas

Assault & Battery
Assault and battery accusations can be a misdemeanor or felony, meaning you could end up spending years in prison if you’re convicted. That’s the case even if you were acting in self-defense, or lost control for just a moment. Our attorney can review your case and help you plan a strategy—whether you want to negotiate a plea bargain or fight the charges in a trial.

Drug Crimes
Marijuana may be legal in some parts of the US, but it’s not in Idaho or on federal land. Possession of small amounts may land you with a misdemeanor, even if you’re just passing through. Possession of other drugs (opioids, LSD, medications that weren’t prescribed to you) can lead to a felony. If you’ve been arrested for possession, you need to start building your case quickly, so don’t wait to call an experienced lawyer.

Domestic Battery
Judges and juries often hold anyone accused of domestic battery in high contempt. In these cases, you need an experienced and dedicated lawyer to fight for you. Depending on who was allegedly involved in a domestic battery incident, you may end up with 6 months of jail time or 10 years in prison.

Federal Crimes
You may get tried in a federal court rather than a state court for serious crimes that break both US and Idaho law—or for any crimes committed on federal land, such as national parks or recreation areas. Our criminal defense attorney is licensed to represent you in a federal trial or appeal no matter the charges.

If you’re up against theft charges, it’s important to mount a strong defense. Having a conviction on your record can hurt your reputation and credibility for years to come. Petty theft, which covers most property worth $1,000 or less, can still result in a misdemeanor and up to a year of imprisonment. If you’re brought up on grand theft charges, you may face felony punishments including up to 20 years in jail. Don’t chance it if you’re been accused. Call an experienced lawyer to help you with your case.

Violent Crime
Violent crime charges can cover anything from making a credible threat to obstructing police officers to unlawful possession of a weapon. These crimes are often harshly prosecuted and can result in life-changing punishments. A criminal defense lawyer can help protect your rights and advise you throughout the case.

Contact an Attorney in St. Anthony Today

Our team is here to answer your questions if you’ve been accused of a crime, obligation-free. We understand that facing these accusations is scary. Get in touch with the tenacious criminal defense lawyer you need to protect your rights.

Contact us online or call (208) 209-5363 for a free consultation today.

Client Testimonials

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


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


  • “My only regret was "not finding you sooner" your patience in dealing with me is truly appreciated.”


  • “John met all of my needs and more and overall experience was as excellent as possible.”

    Former Client

  • “Wonderful to work with and looks at every angle possible to get you the best results”


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

    Former Client

  • “He made what was a very stressful and emotional situation as simple as it could be.”


  • “Mr. Cutler and his staff were a pleasure to work with. Mr. Cutler clearly knows his stuff.”

    Former Client

  • “Outstanding”

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


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  • “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.”


  • “Cannot recommend highly enough!”


  • “He was very helpful with the questions I had and gave me advice on a free consultation.”


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