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Jon R. Cox Lawyer

Jon R. Cox

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Criminal, Felony, Misdemeanor, DUI-DWI, White Collar Crime
Focusing entirely on Criminal Defense. Representation in all criminal matters.

For more than 28 years, the Cox Law Firm has provided exemplary legal representation in all types of criminal defense matters in the Boise, Idaho area... (more)

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800-758-9531

Raymond Douglas Schild Lawyer

Raymond Douglas Schild

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, DUI-DWI, Child Custody, Divorce

Ray has been practicing in Idaho since 1989. After attending the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1970, he graduated with his BA in Phi... (more)

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800-924-5941

Frances M. Talboy Kershisnik Lawyer

Frances M. Talboy Kershisnik

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Estate, Trusts, Divorce & Family Law, DUI-DWI

Frances Kershisnik is a practicing lawyer in the state of Idaho who handles Estate and Divorce and Family Law matters.

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208-472-2383

Joseph C. Miller Lawyer

Joseph C. Miller

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Accident & Injury, Criminal, Employment, Business
Our firm of Mauk Miller & Hawkins has nearly 70 years combined legal and litigation experience.

Joseph C. Miller is a lawyer, but is a husband and father first. Joe is married to the most wonderful woman in the world. In fact, his wife, Shelly,... (more)

Patrick C. Kershisnik Lawyer

Patrick C. Kershisnik

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate, DUI-DWI

Patrick C. Kershisnik is a practicing lawyer in the state of Idaho handling Estate and Divorce and Family Law Matters.

Ryan William Tatum Lawyer

Ryan William Tatum

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Criminal, DUI-DWI, Felony, Misdemeanor

Ryan W. Tatum is a founding partner at Tatum McBride Law, P.C., a firm dedicated solely to Criminal Defense. Tatum McBride Law, P.C., devotes their f... (more)

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208-999-4529

Ronald Robert Shepherd Lawyer

Ronald Robert Shepherd

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Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Lawsuit & Dispute, Civil & Human Rights

Ron knew from an early age that he wanted to pursue a profession centered around helping others. Of course, there are many ways to be of service. Yet ... (more)

Sean Collins Beaver

Family Law, Constitutional Law, Child Support, DUI-DWI
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Chris J. Berglund

DUI-DWI, Traffic, Criminal, White Collar Crime
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Michael Jacques

Estate, Criminal, Bankruptcy, Accident & Injury
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LEGAL TERMS

ARREST WARRANT

A document issued by a judge or magistrate that authorizes the police to arrest someone. Warrants are issued when law enforcement personnel present evidence to ... (more...)
A document issued by a judge or magistrate that authorizes the police to arrest someone. Warrants are issued when law enforcement personnel present evidence to the judge or magistrate that convinces her that it is reasonably likely that a crime has taken place and that the person to be named in the warrant is criminally responsible for that crime.

SENTENCE

Punishment in a criminal case. A sentence can range from a fine and community service to life imprisonment or death. For most crimes, the sentence is chosen by ... (more...)
Punishment in a criminal case. A sentence can range from a fine and community service to life imprisonment or death. For most crimes, the sentence is chosen by the trial judge; the jury chooses the sentence only in a capital case, when it must choose between life in prison without parole and death.

BAIL BOND

The money posted by a 'bondsman' for a defendant who cannot afford his bail. The defendant pays a certain portion, usually 10%. If the defendant fails to appear... (more...)
The money posted by a 'bondsman' for a defendant who cannot afford his bail. The defendant pays a certain portion, usually 10%. If the defendant fails to appear for a court hearing, the judge can issue a warrant for his arrest and threaten to 'forfeit,' or keep, the money if the defendant doesn't appear soon. Usually, the bondsman will look for the defendant and bring him back, forcefully if necessary, in order to avoid losing the bail money.

LARCENY

Another term for theft. Although the definition of this term differs from state to state, it typically means taking property belonging to another with the inten... (more...)
Another term for theft. Although the definition of this term differs from state to state, it typically means taking property belonging to another with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property. If the taking is non forceful, it is larceny; if it is accompanied by force or fear directed against a person, it is robbery, a much more serious offense.

NOLLE PROSEQUI

Latin for 'we shall no longer prosecute.' At trial, this is an entry made on the record by a prosecutor in a criminal case stating that he will no longer pursue... (more...)
Latin for 'we shall no longer prosecute.' At trial, this is an entry made on the record by a prosecutor in a criminal case stating that he will no longer pursue the matter. An entry of nolle prosequi may be made at any time after charges are brought and before a verdict is returned or a plea entered. Essentially, it is an admission on the part of the prosecution that some aspect of its case against the defendant has fallen apart. Most of the time, prosecutors need a judge's A1:C576 to 'nol-pros' a case. (See Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 48a.) Abbreviated 'nol. pros.' or 'nol-pros.'

BATTERY

A crime consisting of physical contact that is intended to harm someone. Unintentional harmful contact is not battery, no mater how careless the behavior or how... (more...)
A crime consisting of physical contact that is intended to harm someone. Unintentional harmful contact is not battery, no mater how careless the behavior or how severe the injury. A fist fight is a common battery; being hit by a wild pitch in a baseball game is not.

CAPITAL CASE

A prosecution for murder in which the jury is also asked to decide if the defendant is guilty and, if he is, whether he should be put to death. When a prosecuto... (more...)
A prosecution for murder in which the jury is also asked to decide if the defendant is guilty and, if he is, whether he should be put to death. When a prosecutor brings a capital case (also called a death penalty case), she must charge one or more 'special circumstances' that the jury must find to be true in order to sentence the defendant to death. Each state (and the federal government) has its own list of special circumstances, but common ones include multiple murders, use of a bomb or a finding that the murder was especially heinous, atrocious or cruel.

CIVIL

Noncriminal. See civil case.

CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE

Evidence that proves a fact by means of an inference. For example, from the evidence that a person was seen running away from the scene of a crime, a judge or j... (more...)
Evidence that proves a fact by means of an inference. For example, from the evidence that a person was seen running away from the scene of a crime, a judge or jury may infer that the person committed the crime.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

State v. Yakovac

... III. ANALYSIS. This case presents issues on direct appeal from the criminal proceeding and issues on appeal from the post-conviction relief action. ... 1. Applicable Legal Standard. A post-conviction relief petition initiates a civil, rather than criminal, proceeding. ...

Pizzuto v. State

... He also filed a motion under Rule 35 of the Idaho Criminal Rules to correct an illegal sentence, alleging that under Ring his sentence was illegal because a judge rather than a jury had made the factual findings upon which imposition of the death penalty was based. ...

State v. Bishop

... 690, 694-95, 66 L.Ed.2d 621, 628-29 (1981). An informant's tip regarding suspected criminal activity may give rise to reasonable suspicion when it would "warrant a man of reasonable caution in the belief that a stop was appropriate." White, 496 US at 329, 110 S.Ct. ...