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FAQ: What Is An Arraignment?

Posted by Unknown | Apr 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

An "arraignment" is a hearing during which the defendant is informed of the charges against him or her, the maximum possible penalties (prison and fine) and, oftentimes is asked to enter a plea or "stand silent" whereby the Judge will enter a plea of not guilty. 

FAQ: What's A Preliminary Hearing in Idaho?

Posted by Unknown | Apr 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Whenever someone charged with a felony hires me, one of the first questions I get to answer is: "What is a Preliminary Hearing?" To answer this question, a little background information is necessary.  There are two ways in Idaho, a felony criminal case can start one of two ways: by the filing of...

FAQ: What Are All The Hearings In A Felony In Idaho?

Posted by Unknown | Mar 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

When I am contacted by potential clients, one of the first questions that is asked is: What is the court process? It's a question I'm happy to answer because,  unless my criminal defense clients understand the process, it will be difficult and uncomfortable for them when I'm in court with them gu...

The Emotional Toll of Divorce/Custody Disputes

Posted by Bradley V. Sneed | Mar 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

What I am about to write might be obvious to most of you, but it needs to be said.  Divorce is difficult.  No, not the legal or procedural aspects, but rather the emotional, mental, and physical toll it can exact on both spouses and their children.  Recently, this was made all too clear to me...

Murder (Mis) Trial

Posted by Unknown | Feb 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, a mistrial was declared the first degree murder trial of my client. Many people wonder what, exactly, a mistrial is and what its affect is. That's what this post is about. There is an Idaho Criminal Rule governing the decision about whether to grant a mistrial. For my case, the defens...

FAQ: How Much Does It Cost To Hire A DUI Lawyer In Idaho?

Posted by Unknown | Jan 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you’ve read this far, ask yourself: How do you feel about the promises I have made, in writing, to my DUI clients? Do they make you more or less comfortable with the critical selection of an attorney to guide you though the administrative license suspension and court processes? The choice is yours. The choice is yours: If you have been charged with DUI, I’d ask that you at least contact me so we can discuss your case. It would be an honor to guide you through the frightening and unfamiliar process that is a DUI charge in Idaho.

Will My Criminal Case Actually Go To Trial?

Posted by Unknown | Jan 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

So, Will My Case Go To Trial Or Settle? As I said at the outset…the decision of whether to plead guilty or exercise your constitutional right to a trial by a jury of your peers is yours and yours alone. In order be in the best position to decide whether to make the government “prove it” or to plead guilty, you have to have an attorney with a reputation for knowing their stuff, for trying cases, and for being ready to challenge the government’s case at every stage of the process – from getting all relevant documents (discovery), to making sure the government is fulfilling its constitutional obligation to provide exculpatory (favorable) material to the defense, to really negotiating on your behalf to get the best offer possible, and to effectively trying the matter. The Sixth Amendment Right to a Jury Trial is a sacred right, enshrined in the United States Constitution. Article 1, § 7 of the Idaho Constitution has a similar jury-trial guarantee. Make sure you hire a lawyer who takes these constitutional rights seriously! If you’re charged with a misdemeanor or a felony in Idaho, in either state or federal court, it would be my honor to speak with you to determine whether I can help.

U.S. Concealed Carry Association Selects John As A Member Of Its “Critical Response Team”

Posted by Unknown | Jan 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The CRT is made up of criminal defense attorneys who “are able to provide the best defense” possible during critical incidents. Such critical incidents occur when a USCCA member is involved in a self-defense incident. The CRT provides legal consultation, and possible representation, on short notice, and during non-business hours. In other words, the CRT ensures that, during one of what is sure to be one of the most stressful events in a USCCA member’s life, a knowledgable, caring, and compassionate attorney is available to help the member navigate unfamiliar legal waters.

SCOTUS Reigns In Ability To Search Rental Cars

Posted by Unknown | Jul 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

There had been some question involving who had standing to contest the search of a rental car. For example, in State v. Mann, the Idaho Supreme Court held in 2017 that an “unauthorized” driver of a rental car did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy to contest the search of a rental car. ...

Independence Day – Don’t Become a 4th of July Statistic

Posted by Unknown | Jul 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

As someone who does DUI defense regularly, consider this your PSA for the 4th of July Holiday: PLEASE DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. Although it may be good for my business, it isn't safe and the potential fatal ramifications are enormous. According to an esurance blog post by Ellen Hall, between the y...

Crossing The Fog Line – Not Good Enough For A Traffic Stop

Posted by Unknown | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

n a recent Idaho Supreme Court opinion, State v. Fuller, the Court further clarified the law of the fog line in Idaho. You know a fog line is that line on the right side of the right-hand lane of travel. You might think one wheel traveling all the way over the fog line would be enough to justify ...

What To Know When You’re Accused of DUI in Idaho

Posted by Unknown | Apr 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In Idaho, if you have been charged with DUI, there are two (2) parallel proceedings which occur simultaneously. The “administrative license suspension” process is handled by the Idaho Transportation Department. The “criminal DUI charge” is the court process. Administrative License Suspension Pro...

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