Since 1991, we have stood up for the rights of people accused of crimes in Boise, Idaho and beyond. At DC Law, we believe that an attorney should be willing to fight for a client. We believe that, when you choose us to represent you, we owe it to you to put forth every effort to get you the results you deserve. We will work hard to do what is right for you.

Derek  Carr 
Boise, Idaho

After competing in intercollegiate athletics and obtaining a B.S. in Education from Indiana State University, D.C. spent many years literally in the mountains as an outdoor educator. As a guide, mountaineering instructor and administrator for an internationally known outdoor school, D.C. spent time in Alaska, Africa and throughout the Western United States teaching, helping and having a whole lot of adventure with hundreds of people from all walks of life.

In 1991, D.C. received his J.D. from the University Of Wyoming School Of Law. Knowing from the time he entered law school that criminal trial work was his passion, D.C. began working in a small firm in Colorado, taking any criminal case he could in order to gain experience in the courtroom. After moving to Boise, Idaho in 1994, D.C. joined a very experienced public defender office and quickly rose through the ranks taking his first capitol murder case to trial in the fall of 1997.

In the past 15 years, D.C. has represented clients charged with drug offenses,crimes, theft and burglary charges, DUI (both misdemeanor and felony), aggravated assault and battery, homicide, as well as the whole gambit of fraud crimes. Applying his natural interpersonal skills; knowledge of criminal law; and, the experience he gained from countless hours in jury trials, D.C has become one of the most experienced criminal defense attorneys in the Treasure Valley, having spent countless hours in the courtroom and in jury trial. D.C. has been involved in several homicide cases, including one of the first Idaho murder trials in which the death penalty was decided by a jury, not a judge.

D.C. is a member of the Idaho State Bar, Colorado State Bar Association, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and The Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has appeared several times on the national television channel, Court TV, lending commentary on criminal defense.

Areas of Practice: 

  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes

Bar Admissions:

  1. Colorado, 1992
  2. Idaho, 1995

Stephanie Riley – Legal Assistant

Stephanie is the “go to” legal assistant at DC Law, PLLC. She is a very experienced, competent and friendly legal assistant who has had previous experience as a clerk for the Fourth Judicial District as well as a legal assistant for the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office. Stephanie is relied upon for everything that happens at DC Law. In other words, she makes things run.