It seems reasonably likely that even many Americans who pay close attention to criminal justice topics and know something about asset forfeiture might not fully appreciate what that state and federal government tool is all about or how it is often used by authorities.
It is sheer understatement to note that an individual in Coeur d'Alene or residing elsewhere in Idaho or another part of the country faces stark challenges from many quarters when confronting the power and resources of law enforcers and prosecutors in a criminal matter.
Many readers of our criminal defense blog across Idaho might quickly agree that many indiscretionary offenses committed by juvenile offenders -- illegal acts spurred by immature behavior, peer pressure or uninformed judgment -- should not be routinely responded to by criminal authorities with harsh exactions that play out over a lifetime.
We lead off today's blog post with a short-hand moniker for an otherwise unwieldy designation of words.
A Nampa man recently pled guilty to federal drug and ammunition charges. He is facing up to 20 years for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and an additional possible 10 years for the possession of ammunition.
With legal marijuana just across the border in Oregon, more and more Idahoans are taking advantage of the ease of access to purchase marijuana in small border towns such as Huntington, Oregon. Since recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon, Huntington has seen a marked increase in traffic from Idaho.
His research and less-than-salutary revelations regarding police interrogation tactics that sometimes elicit false confessions from individuals who are actually innocent of any criminal wrongdoing certainly didn't add to his number of friends in law enforcement.
The rationale underlying proposed criminal reform legislation in Idaho mirrors what is similarly stated in many other states also serving up reform measures these days.
The deep legal team of attorneys at Palmer George & Taylor PLLC in Coeur d'Alene collectively commands more than a century of on-point experience diligently representing clients facing misdemeanor and felony criminal charges.