Idaho v. DieterAnnotate this Case
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 to plead guilty to lewd conduct in exchange for the State's dismissal of two related charges. Subsequently, the court entered an Order of Withheld Judgment and Order of Probation. Following an amended order that enlarged the terms of probation, the district court dissolved and terminated probation in 1992. However, it did not dismiss the case. Defendant argued that the district court should have been required to dismiss the case because the initial order contained a clause that stated the case would be dismissed if Defendant fully complied with his probation terms. He also argued that the district court had no authority to deny the dismissal. Upon review of the district court's decision, the Supreme Court affirmed.