Idaho Supreme Court Decisions 2012

Idaho v. Scraggins, Jr.  
Date: December 20, 2012
Docket Number: 38212/38213

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Abraham Scraggins appealed two district court orders revoking his probation. Defendant was convicted of sexual battery of a minor in 1993, which required that he register as a sex offender in Idaho. In 2009,…

State v. Philip L. Dieter
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 38687
Idaho v. Suriner  
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: 39258

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Todd Sunrier is the father of twin girls who, in December 2008, were about three and one-half years old. One of the daughters mentioned to her aunt that Defendant had "hurt her 'business,'" a term she had been…

Idaho v. Doe (2012-09)  
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 38841

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, the State filed a petition against John Doe, charging that he was within the purview of Idaho's Juvenile Corrections Act (JCA) for delivery of a schedule III controlled substance, hydrocodone. The State and…

Idaho v. Dieter  
Date: September 17, 2012
Docket Number: 38687

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose out of an appeal of the district court's refusal to grant a dismissal following an evidentiary hearing in 2011. In 1988, Defendant Philip Dieter entered a plea agreement with the State in which he agreed…

Idaho v. Anderson  
Date: September 14, 2012
Docket Number: 39187

Justia Opinion Summary: During a traffic stop, police officers searched Defendant-Appellant Steven Clay Anderson's vehicle based on a drug dog's alert on the exterior of the vehicle, as well as other suspicious circumstances. The district court…

Idaho v. Lee  
Date: July 5, 2012
Docket Number: 39107

Justia Opinion Summary: After moving from the address that he reported to the Idaho State Police Sex Offender Registry pursuant to the sex offender registration requirements of I.C. 18-8309 (2001) and having been extradited from Belize,…

Idaho v. Ray  
Date: June 29, 2012
Docket Number: 38692

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue on appeal before the Supreme Court pertained to an order suppressing evidence. A law enforcement officer following two vehicles turned on the overhead lights of his patrol car in order to pull over the lead…

Leavitt v. Craven  
Date: June 8, 2012
Docket Number: 40021

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Richard Leavitt petitioned the Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Commission of Pardons and Parole (Commission) to schedule a full hearing on his petition for commutation and comply with its…

Idaho v. Leavitt  
Date: June 5, 2012
Docket Number: 39941

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Richard Leavitt appealed his death warrant. He also appealed the district court's denial of his motion to quash the death warrant. In 1984, Appellant brutally attacked, sexually mutilated and murdered a…

Idaho v. Almaraz, Jr.  
Date: May 31, 2012
Docket Number: 35827

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Hector Almaraz appealed his conviction for first-degree murder based on several evidentiary grounds, arguing that the district court abused its discretion by admitting impermissible character evidence that gang…

State v. Lonnie Ray Forbes
Date: April 11, 2012
Docket Number: 37851
Idaho v. Pepcorn  
Date: March 23, 2012
Docket Number: 38936

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned Appellant James Fredrick Pepcorn, Sr.'s petition for review of the Court of Appeals decision which found error in two cases against him that were consolidated at trial. After a harmless error…

Idaho v. Gomez  
Date: March 2, 2012
Docket Number: 38889

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Defendant Abelardo Gomez was arrested and charged with one count of conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and eleven counts of trafficking in cocaine. In a plea agreement reached with the State, Defendant agreed to…

Idaho v. Koivu  
Date: March 1, 2012
Docket Number: 38106

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Defendant Randy Koivu was charged with possessing methamphetamine. He was found guilty and the district court sentenced him to five years in the custody of the Idaho Board of Correction, with three years fixed…

Idaho v. Danney  
Date: March 1, 2012
Docket Number: 38557

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Filip Danney appealed a district court’s denial of his motion to suppress evidence of drugs obtained through the use of a drug dog during a traffic stop. On appeal, Defendant argued that the district court…

State v. Robert John Gurney
Date: February 22, 2012
Docket Number: 37823
Idaho v. Gurney  
Date: January 26, 2012
Docket Number: 37823

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Robert Gurney pled guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. He then successfully completed drug court. Upon completion, he requested and received a dismissal of the charge. He also…

Idaho v. Adamcik  
Date: January 25, 2012
Docket Number: 34639

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Torey Adamcik appealed his convictions for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Defendant raised several issues on appeal pertaining to the sufficiency of the evidence…

Idaho v. Forbes  
Date: January 10, 2012
Docket Number: 37851

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Defendant Lonnie Forbes pled guilty to attempted lewd conduct with a minor child under sixteen years of age. The district court withheld judgment three months later and placed Defendant on probation for seven…

Idaho v. Manzanares  
Date: January 6, 2012
Docket Number: 35703

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Simona Manzanares appealed the judgment entered after she pled guilty under a conditional plea agreement. She pled guilty to recruiting a criminal gang member in exchange for the dismissal of a charge…

Idaho v. Hanson  
Date: January 6, 2012
Docket Number: 38512

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Matthew Hanson was convicted of aggravated assault. At the sentencing phase, he exercised his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and declined to participate in the preparation of the…

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