John E. Cutler
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John E. Cutler

Cutler Law Office, P.A.

101 Park Ave.
Suite 203
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Phone: 208-525-4858


State Delegate National Task Force Task-Force-Member General Member

About John E. Cutler

Mr. Cutler has over 30 years criminal law experience including serving as a Deputy Prosecutor from 1991 - 1995. Mr. Cutler emphasizes DUI defense in his practice. He has completed both the Student and the Instructor’s Courses of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) “DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing” and is a qualified practitioner and instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. In 2022 Mr. Cutler also completed NHTSA’s “Advance Roadside Impaired Driver Enforcement (ARIDE) course. This training deals with drugs and the impaired driver. Mr. Cutler believes that knowing how law enforcement is supposed to do their job helps both in analyzing and preparing a case and cross-examining the officer on the stand. Additionally, in 2015 Mr. Cutler graduated from the NCDD Summer Session and attended the 2016 NCDD Winter Session. He has also gone back again to the NCDD Summer session in 2021 & 2022. Mr. Cutler has also been recognized by his peers with an AV Preeminent professional rating by Martindale-Hubble and has a “Superb” 10.0 rating by His clients have also given him the AVVO Clients Choice award for 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Mr. Cutler also stays active in his profession by participating on the board of directors for the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Federal Defenders’ Services of Idaho and is the State Delegate for the National College of DUI Defense. Mr. Cutler enjoys his work and helping people with their problems. He wants to put all his experience, education, and skills to use in defending you and your reputation.

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