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Idaho v. Garcia-Rodriguez  
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 44443

Justia Opinion Summary: The State appealed the district court’s order suppressing evidence against Victor Garcia-Rodriguez. In 2014, Garcia-Rodriguez was pulled over after an Idaho State Police trooper witnessed Garcia-Rodriguez’s car briefly c...

Idaho v. Daly  
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 44383

Justia Opinion Summary: In May 2012, James Daly was charged with six felony counts of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with a Minor Under Sixteen. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Daly pleaded guilty to one count. At the start of the sentencing hearing...

Idaho v. Wisdom  
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 44444

Justia Opinion Summary: In November 2013, Christina Wisdom pled guilty to one count of injury to a child. That plea was based on Wisdom allowing her husband, Ronald Wisdom, to access Wisdom’s daughter, M.L., who was born in a prior marriage, de...

Idaho v. Bailey  
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 44445

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Patrick Bailey pled guilty to one count of lewd conduct with a minor under sixteen years of age. The alleged victim his ten-year-old daughter, who was “so severely impaired by autism that she could not speak a...

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...

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