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Recent stats render this clear: Idaho is focused on drug crimes

Idaho law enforcers and prosecutors are uncompromising when it comes to virtually anything having to do with illegal drugs in the state, routinely adopting an exacting stance that is geared toward criminal convictions and the securing of harsh sentencing outcomes.

Commentary: reinvigorating mandatory minimums is a bad idea

Jim Jones readily admits that at one time he was a firm believer in so-called "mandatory minimum" criminal sentencing aimed at reducing judicial discretion in fashioning outcomes in lieu of a flatly firm policy of putting select drug offenders behind bars for lengthy periods.

Asset forfeiture: government program gets scathing criticism

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.

On some scale, this could happen anywhere, including in Idaho

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.

Focus on youthful offenders: appropriate punishment, expungement

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.

Out-Of-State Weed Can Get You In Trouble In Idaho

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.

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