Clients often call me and tell me the alleged victim is not “pressing charges.” They say that the witness has even gone so far as to tell the prosecuting attorney that they want to “drop the charges.” “So…” the client asks me, “If no one is pressing charges, why am I still being charged?” The […]
Can the State charge me without proof? So someone has accused you of wrongdoing, but has not presented any evidence, what now? How can the State charge you with a crime when it is just one person’s word against yours? Don’t they need evidence? Isn’t what they say about me ‘hearsay’? It is all just […]
The two sweetest words that anyone charged with any criminal charge will ever hear from a prosecuting attorney are “Case Dismissed!” But what happens after the State dismisses the charges? Is it possible for the State to refile the dismissed charges? How can you ever sleep easy again not knowing whether you have to face […]
The Idaho Court of Appeals overturned a gun conviction in a case handled by Atkinson Law Office. Atkinson Law Office had filed a motion to dismiss in the case, and the trial court sided with the prosecution and denied the motion. The issue went up on appeal.