I was pulled over in Idaho for speeding. I have prescriptions for Oxycodone and Oxycontin, which were in the pill bottle for Oxycodone. The police officer came up to the window, asked for my license, and then proceeded to state he noticed the pill...
The officer has a right to search anything you give him your consent to search. Your facts suggest you handed over the pill bottle to the officer. That sounds a lot like you voluntarily consenting to the search. I agree with my colleague -- listen to your lawyer. His advice is the best advice you can get at this point.See question
We are expecting to have my husband's daughter for her summer visitation. She wants to live with us here in Idaho, but she lives with her mother and grandparents in Texas. Last summer she threatened to run away to miss her flight because she is ...
The possible outcomes are too numerous to mention in this forum. You didn't mention which state has jurisdiction but it is very likely that the mother will file for contempt of court if the daughter is not returned in a timely fashion. I would encourage your husband to speak to the mother in a non-accusatory fashion in an effort to mutually resolve the problem of a reluctant child.See question
All of the merchandise was in a hand cart and checked and scanned by the cashier, placed in the bag and paid for, was given a receipt for the purchase. About to walk out the door when stopped and detained searched and in the shopping bag that th...
Are you asking if someone can be arrested and booked AFTER you were arrested and booked? If so, you know the answer to your question. Obviously, the store does not believe the presence of the merchandise in the shopping bag was a mistake. You should consult with a criminal defense attorney. I encourage you to not discuss further in this forum or elsewhere until you have done so.See question
I was convicted of a felony DUI in 2007 (3rd DUI in 10 years). I'm no longer on probation and was told I probably have my right to own firearms again. My family and I have always been big into hunting and fishing. I would like to be able to go hun...
My colleague from Florida is correct. You likely do not have the right to possess firearms, based on federal law. As he suggests, you would need to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area to determine if you could get your right to possess a firearm restored.See question
I live in twin falls and ada county in Boise thought it would be better for travel reasons so I would like to know the time it takes to get the legal paper work done? If there is even legal paper that need to go infront of a judge?
I would recommend you speak with your probation officer in Ada County to see if any "legal paper work" is necessary. Typically, your probation officer should be able to ask the misdemeanor probation office in Twin Falls to supervise your case without the need for you to do anything more. If they require some official paper work, your attorney can file a motion with the court in Ada County to either transfer your probation or to change the venue of your entire case to Twin Falls.See question
I took a plea bargain for arson and was given a deferred sentence of probation to complete veterans treatment court. I have graduated and now im at the point where I can petition the court to reduce charges or dismiss the case, but I owe $450,000...
Yes, it is very possible to get off probation while still owing some restitution. Consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you with this. Best of luck.See question
Just want to find out if I am under investigation
I suppose you could call the law enforcement agency or the prosecutor who you believe is responsible for the investigation. Without more facts and details, which I do not encourage you to post here, it is impossible for an attorney to provide advice or input on whether or not you are under investigation. Call a reputable criminal defense attorney and pay to get a consultation. Good luck.See question
I was originally placed in washington State to reside for my probation of 3 years. 2 years in to the probation I was allowed to move to Idaho State. My paperwork from the original sentencing states i am done on April 5. But when i asked my idaho P...
If you are on federal probation, your current probation officer should be able to tell you when probation is completed. If your original judgment of conviction places you on probation until April 5, you haven't provided any facts that would suggest that your probation has been or will be extended beyond today. Without reviewing your case in detail, no one on this site is going to be able to give you a definitive answer. Can't you contact the attorney who represented you at the sentencing?See question
Searched the car because they consider dark window tint probable cause that I was hiding something. Is the evidence obtained viable or null in void due to a possible illegal search and seizure?
A window tint violation, in and of itself, is probably cause to STOP a car for violating a state statute which prohibits dark window tint. The STOP can be morphed into probably cause to SEARCH your car by other observations during the traffic stop, e.g. smell of pot, strange behavior by occupants, presence of a firearm, etc. Police can't search your car because of the window tint and the tint does not provide probably cause to search.See question
Our son was arrested last week in Pocatello Idaho a charge of grand theft is pending and he's expecting one more how much time in prison will he get if convicted of these charges
I agree with my colleagues. Consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer is a must for your son. If he does not have a criminal record and these are his first felonies, it is very likely that he will either be placed on probation for convictions on these charges or the court will retain jurisdiction and send your son for "correction" in a minimum security facility for up to 365 days. If he does well, he could then be placed on probation. If he has an existing criminal record, a prison sentence is much more likely.See question