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Recent Decisions From the Idaho Supreme Court - Criminal

Wurdemann v. Idaho  
Date: February 28, 2017
Docket Number: 43384

Justia Opinion Summary: The State appealed the district court’s grant of post-conviction relief for John Wurdemann. Wurdemann was convicted on seven felony counts related to the June 2000 attack of Linda LeBrane. In its order, the district cour...

Idaho v. Garner  
Date: February 28, 2017
Docket Numbers: 43493, 43494

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Jason Zane Garner appeals the district court order revoking his probation and reinstating his sentence. Appellant Jason Zane Garner appeals the district court order revoking his probation and reinstating his se...

Idaho v. Cunningham  
Date: February 27, 2017
Docket Number: 44176

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeremy Cunningham appealed a district court’s award of restitution. In September 2014, a jury convicted Cunningham of possession of a controlled substance. The district court imposed a unified sentence of five years, wit...

Idaho v. Nelson  
Date: February 27, 2017
Docket Number: 44177

Justia Opinion Summary: Jamie Nelson appealed the district court’s award of restitution entered under Idaho Code section 37-2732(k). The Idaho Court of Appeals vacated the restitution award, and the Supreme Court granted the State’s petition fo...

Idaho v. Kelley  
Date: February 27, 2017
Docket Number: 44178

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas Kelley appealed the district court’s award of restitution entered under Idaho Code section 37-2732(k). The Idaho Court of Appeals vacated the restitution award, and the Supreme Court granted the State’s petition f...

Idaho v. Meyer  
Date: February 3, 2017
Docket Number: 43332

Justia Opinion Summary: Washington resident and appellant Douglas Meyer appealed his felony conviction for possession of over three ounces of marijuana. Meyer argued the district court erred when it denied his request for a jury instruction on...

Idaho v. Smith  
Date: February 2, 2017
Docket Number: 44308

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Laura Smith appealed her conviction for aiding and abetting the delivery of psilocybin mushrooms to an undercover detective. She contended the district court erred in overruling an objection to an out...

Idaho v. Kralovec  
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 44250

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Thomas Kralovec was arrested by Boise City Officer Tad Miller for public intoxication and resisting and obstructing arrest. While he was being transported to jail, Kralovec was antagonistic. He cursed, insulted,...

Idaho v. Chernobieff  
Date: December 30, 2016
Docket Number: 44259

Justia Opinion Summary: The question before the Supreme Court in this matter was whether exigent circumstances existed to justify a warrantless blood draw. Defendant-appellant Daniel Chenobieff argued the blood draw violated his constitutional...

Padilla v. New Mexico  
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: 44307

Justia Opinion Summary: Tarango Deforest Padilla was convicted of two counts of grand theft and was found to be a persistent violator. He appealed his conviction, and it was affirmed by the Idaho Court of Appeals in an unpublished opinion. He l...

Idaho v. Olsen  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 43496

Justia Opinion Summary: Blair Olsen served as sheriff of Jefferson County from January 1989 until May 2015, when he resigned due to his conviction in this case. While he was the sheriff, the county provided Olsen with two cell phones and paid t...

Idaho v. Clark  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 44123

Justia Opinion Summary: James Clark was charged with misdemeanor trespass in the Idaho Industrial Commission office in Boise. At the close of the State’s evidence at trial, Clark moved for a judgment of acquittal, which the court denied. The ju...

Idaho v. Farfan-Galvan  
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: 44360

Justia Opinion Summary: Edgar Farfan-Galvan appealed his conviction for felony driving under the influence (“DUI”). Farfan-Galvan moved to dismiss or remand the charge, based upon his claim that one of the prior DUI convictions upon which the S...

Idaho v. Hill  
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: 44011

Justia Opinion Summary: Jonathan Hill was convicted for felony driving under the influence (DUI). He raised one issue on appeal. Over an unsuccessful hearsay objection, the deputy sheriff who conducted field sobriety tests (FSTs) of Hill was pe...

Takhsilov v. Idaho  
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: 44099

Justia Opinion Summary: Alik Takhsilov appealed the district court’s summary dismissal of his petition for post-conviction relief, arguing that his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to request a competency evaluation prior to his entry...

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