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Recent Decisions From the Idaho Supreme Court - Criminal
Idaho v. Reyes  
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 48628

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant was convicted by jury of domestic battery, attempted strangulation, and aggravated assault. He appealed to the Idaho Court of Appeals, which affirmed his convictions. Reyes petitioned for review by th...

Idaho v. Howard  
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: 47367

Justia Opinion Summary: In March 2019, police officers stopped defendant-appellant Aaron Howard for a traffic violation and took him into custody after discovering an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Officers then brought in a drug-sniffing...

Idaho v. Randall  
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: 48692

Justia Opinion Summary: A drug dog leapt into defendant-appellant Jacob Randall’s rental car during what was supposed to have been an exterior sniff. After the dog alerted to the presence of narcotics, officers searched the car and discovered 6...

Idaho v. Wilson  
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 48693

Justia Opinion Summary: In December 2018, a Jack-in-the-Box employee suspected a “drunk driver” was in the restaurant’s drive-through line and reported this suspicion to law enforcement. An officer arrived on the scene and reported an odor of a...

Idaho v. Warren  
Date: September 23, 2021
Docket Number: 48008

Justia Opinion Summary: The State appealed a district court’s order granting Jennifer Warren’s (“Jennifer”) motion to suppress evidence. Boise Police Department Officer Matthew Lane stopped a GMC Yukon for a canceled and expired registration. T...

Idaho v. Alvarenga-Lopez  
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: 47914

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Kelvin Alvarenga-Lopez appealed a district court’s denial of his motion to suppress. The State charged Alvarenga-Lopez with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. An offic...

Idaho v. Ahmed  
Date: August 4, 2021
Docket Number: 47521

Justia Opinion Summary: While the issue on appeal in this case centered on a conviction for violating a protection order, the principal focus was on the statutes and guidelines governing domestic violence courts in Idaho. Moawia Ahmed was charg...

Idaho v. Amstutz  
Date: August 3, 2021
Docket Number: 47695

Justia Opinion Summary: Patricia Amstutz appealed her conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol (“DUI”). Amstutz argued the district court erred in denying her motion to suppress because she was arrested, without a warrant, for a co...

USA v. Gutierrez
Date: August 3, 2021
Docket Number: 48454
Idaho v. Dacey  
Date: July 21, 2021
Docket Number: 47497

Justia Opinion Summary: Timothy Dacey was convicted by jury of Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”). He received a second offense sentencing enhancement. During his trial, the magistrate judge allowed Officer Jessica Raddatz, a trained drug reco...

Idaho v. Dempsey  
Date: July 2, 2021
Docket Number: 48594

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, Marissa Dempsey was convicted by a jury of several counts of burglary, grand theft, and petit theft, after which the district court entered an order requiring Dempsey to pay restitution to the victims of the cri...

Idaho v. Cox  
Date: June 30, 2021
Docket Number: 46916

Justia Opinion Summary: Kevin Cox was charged by information with attempted strangulation and intentional destruction of a telecommunication instrument stemming from the domestic abuse of his wife. The crime of attempted strangulation was a fel...

Idaho v. Neimeyer  
Date: June 29, 2021
Docket Number: 48572

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this appeal presented for the Idaho Supreme Court's review centered on whether Shelaina Neimeyer’s argument concerning judicial notice of a municipal ordinance was properly preserved for appeal. An employee at...

Idaho v. Maloney  
Date: June 28, 2021
Docket Number: 47365

Justia Opinion Summary: Daisha Maloney appealed her conviction for possession of methamphetamine. An officer with the Twin Falls Police Department stopped the car Maloney was driving after determining that the vehicle’s registration had expired...

Idaho v. Garcia-Ongay  
Date: June 28, 2021
Docket Number: 47408

Justia Opinion Summary: Tomas Daniel Garcia-Ongay appealed his conviction for lewd conduct with a minor under the age of sixteen. After Garcia-Ongay’s conviction, the Jury Commissioner informed the district court of his concerns that a juror in...

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