Jim is Boise's highest rated criminal defense attorney with good reason... He's the best of the best, and well-respected by all.
Jim Ball is an excellent criminal defense attorney who truly cares about his clients, AND their families. I was facing 13 felony counts across 2 cases, and retained Jim Ball to defend me. He works off a flat fee, and is worth every penny.
Jim always returned my calls and emails promptly, and checked in before every court date with a personal reminder of the time, location, etc. Jim communicates clearly, doesn't sugar coat (which I appreciate), and always gives an honest assessment of possible courses of action and outcomes. Jim is a man of high integrity and ethics, and is highly respected his by colleagues and clients alike.
In my first case, I didn't know I had a warrant and was arrested in the late afternoon with bail of 100K. My family contacted Jim that evening, and he was in court the next morning to defend me and argue bond.
After a brief conversation with my wife and parents, Jim put together an argument which knocked my bail down from 100K to 20k. Jim referred me to a bail bond company who gave me a discount based on Jim's referral, so I paid $1600 (8% instead of 10%), and was released after one day in jail.
While we were working on the first case, Jim let me know that a second case had been filed, and I again had 100K bond.
Jim coordinated with me to turn myself in so that he could be available to argue my bail. Jim got me released the next day on my own recognizance.
From first arrest to sentencing, my two cases took over 1 year and 2 months. Jim reviewed everything in both cases and gave me a realistic and honest recommendation on a best course of action.
Based on Jim's hard work, knowledge of the system, and the respect the prosecution has for him, I was offered a very fair plea agreement. I plead guilty to one felony count of grand theft in the second case, and the prosecution dismissed all the other charges and the first case. A total of 12 serious felony charges were dismissed thanks to Jim.
Jim kept me well informed on what to expect during the presentence investigation, and during my sentencing. The prosecutor asked for 10 years in prison. Jim's argument at my sentencing was excellent, and I ended up with a suspended sentence, and on probation with 180 days work release and a $1000 fine plus court fees.
Jim is the best in the area. Period.
Over the course of a year I got see many defense attorneys in court with their clients, and NOT one of them was as competent, well-spoken, well-dressed, or as well-respected as Jim.
Jim Ball is an excellent attorney who will truly care for you and your family. He'll tell you the truth, and will fight hard for you, while retaining the respect of everyone in the court system. Jim is worth every single penny, and I highly recommend him.