Can I Plead No Contest in Idaho? What Is An Alford Plea?

Sometimes defendants want to plead guilty and take advantage of an offer by the prosecution, even though they honestly feel that they are not guilty.  This usually happens in cases where the prosecution offers a particularly favorable plea settlement, and the defendant believes there is a strong likelihood of being convicted at a jury trial.

What You Need to Know About Bailing Out of Jail in Idaho

Have you recently learned that an arrest warrant has been issued for your arrest in Idaho? Have you been investigated recently and know it’s only a matter of time before a warrant is issued? Usually when a criminal defendant is charged with a crime in Idaho, a warrant for the defendant’s arrest is issued. This […]

Idaho’s Rape Law: Young Rapists Go Free?

In 2010 Idaho changed it’s Rape statute to decriminalize consensual sex between young lovers who are within 3 years of one another in age. So if a 19 year old boy has consensual sex with his 17 year old girlfriend, he cannot be charged with Rape. Prior to the change in the law, it would […]

Should I take my criminal case to a jury trial?

When your reputation, character and freedom are on the line, nothing will occupy your mind more than the question of whether you should take your criminal case to a Jury Trial. In order to help guide you in your decision making, I’ve outlined some points that you should consider when making this decision.

Do juries get it wrong?

I am often surprised at how passionate people get about how wrong a jury verdict is when they know very little about the case. We often see great passion from the general public in verdicts like the infamous criminal trials like the O.J. Simpson trial. People will talk for hours about how wrong the jury […]