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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 He appealed his conviction, and it was affirmed by the Idaho Court of Appeals in an unpublished opinion.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...

Idaho v. Linze  
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: 43960

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant John Linze, Jr. appealed after he was convicted for conviction of possession of methamphetamine. On appeal, he argued the district court erred by refusing to suppress evidence obtained by police duri...

Idaho v. Sepulveda  
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Numbers: 42758, 42759

Justia Opinion Summary: Cesar Sepulveda appealed after a jury found him guilty of felony intimidating a witness, misdemeanor domestic battery, injury to a child, and two counts of attempted violation of a no contact order. Sepulveda contended t...

Idaho v. Baeza  
Date: November 2, 2016
Docket Number: 42988

Justia Opinion Summary: Marcelino Baeza appealed his conviction for one count of lewd conduct with a minor child under the age of sixteen involving his five-year-old niece, J.C. Baeza argued that allowing J.C. to testify at trial through closed...

Cosio-Nava v. Idaho  
Date: November 2, 2016
Docket Number: 43389

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Miguel Cosio-Nava pled guilty in 2014 to the felony offense of domestic battery with traumatic injury, in violation of Idaho Code sections 18-903 and 18-918(2). Cosio was a Mexican citizen who had been in the U...

Idaho v. Ostler  
Date: November 2, 2016
Docket Number: 43915

Justia Opinion Summary: Scott Ostler was convicted of three counts of lewd conduct with a minor child under sixteen, and one count of sexual abuse of a child under the age of sixteen. This appeal related only to a single count of lewd conduct:...

Idaho v. Hall  
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: 43874

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Kandi Hall (“Kandi”) was looking for work, having been fired from her previous job as a paralegal. Emmett Corrigan (“Emmett”) was waiting to learn the results of the bar exam he had taken and wanted to hire a pa...

Idaho v. Charlson  
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 42201

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Kirk Charlson appealed after he was convicted for felony driving under the influence. Before the trial, Charlson filed a motion to suppress the results of an evidentiary blood draw that was conducted...

Idaho v. Lankford  
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 35617

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Mark Lankford on two counts of felony murder for the 1983 murders of Robert and Cheryl Bravance, for which he received the death penalty. The United States Supreme Court overturned the sentence after it...

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