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What is Juvenile Diversion?

Posted by William Young | Jun 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Juvenile Diversion Diversion is a voluntary program that offers juveniles an opportunity to resolve a filed police report without appearing in court. The Prosecuting Attorney may refer juveniles to the diversion program, especially if their crimes are minor offenses and they are first time off...

Our Firm Is Now Taking Family Law Cases

Posted by William Young | Jun 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Family Law...The New Frontier At least once a week I am asked by clients if we can help them with their ongoing family law matters. This falls outside of my area of expertise so, in the past, I have been forced to send them to another firm with their questions. That is now changing... Than...

Welcome Christi Schofield!

Posted by William Young | Jun 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The firm is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Christi Schofield. Christi started working with us in May 2019 and practices criminal defense as well as family law. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for several civil litigation firms in Idaho and Texas and primarily defended business...

Common Fishing Violations in Idaho

Posted by Christi Schofield | Jun 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

With Idaho being home to more than 2,000 lakes and 8,941 streams and rivers, the state is rather adamant on protecting the wildlife in its waters. Moreover, as the weather warms up and people venture out to fish, the number of fishing citations also increases. Because our office has recently re...

The Nitty Gritty About Civil Protection Orders

Posted by Christi Schofield | Jun 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

A civil protection order, sometimes referred to as a "CPO," is a civil court order that can help protect victims  of domestic violence, stalking, malicious harassment, or telephone harassment. By applying for a civil protection order, you are requesting a court order preventing an offender from c...

SCOTUS Case To Keep An Eye On: Kansas v. Glover

Posted by William Young | Apr 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court this morning added just one new case to their merits docket for next term: Kansas v. Glover, in which the court agreed to decide whether, for purposes of an investigative stop under the Fourth Amendment, it is reasonable for a police officer to suspect that the registered owner ...

Dismissal in Canyon County

Posted by William Young | Apr 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week I was able to convince a prosecutor in Canyon County to dismiss a theft charge due to a lack of evidence. This is an extremely good result as most of the time prosecutors would rather take a case to trial, and let a jury decide if the evidence is truly lacking, than agree to an ...

What Factors May Affect A Person's BAC Levels?

Posted by William Young | Apr 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Going hand in hand with my last post on how eating may affect your BAC, I decided it was important to provide some information on other factors that may influence BAC levels. Several factors can affect a party's BAC levels when drinking. Some of the more popular include: age – as age incre...

Does Eating Before Drinking Lower My BAC?

Posted by William Young | Apr 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

What is BAC? BAC stands for "blood alcohol concentration." This is the measure of the amount of alcohol in someone's bloodstream. Blood alcohol concentration is expressed as a percentage – for instance .08%. The higher the number, the more alcohol there is in a person's bloodstream. So...How Do...

Idaho State Bar Lawyer Referral Service (LRS)

Posted by William Young | Apr 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are in need of an attorney but do not know who to call, the LRS might be a good place to start. This service will help you find an attorney practicing in the Idaho jurisdiction you matter involves who handles legal matters similar to the one you are involved in. What is the Lawyer Referra...

Reckless Driving

Posted by William Young | Mar 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

I have seen the number of Reckless Driving charges increase greatly over the last couple months (This is especially true in Elmore, Ada, and Canyon counties). This is a charge that often causes a great deal of confusion. As such, I thought it would be useful to provide a little information ab...

Probation Violations

Posted by William Young | Mar 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

As an alternative to jail time, a judge may impose a period of probation on a defendant when a found guilty. Probation allows the defendant to be out in the community but subject to certain conditions for an assigned period of time. Some common requirements of probation may be: meeting with a pro...

The Benefits of a Private Criminal Attorney

Posted by William Young | Mar 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Being charged with a crime, regardless of the severity, is a life changing and very serious event. As I always say it is important to understand what the implications will be from what you are charged with. Therefore, it is important to have someone on your side that will protect your rights an...

What Is A Presentence Investigation (PSI)?

Posted by William Young | Jan 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

In most felony cases a Presentence Investigation, or PSI, is completed after a defendant is found guilty or enters a guilty plea but prior to sentencing. It is up to the defendant to determine how much, if at all, they want to cooperate with the PSI process. However, the terms of most plea deals ...

What is Expungement in Idaho?

Posted by William Young | Jan 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

After adjudication, the formal judgement on a matter of contention, a juvenile has the opportunity to use the right of expungement. Expungement allows the records related to a juveniles criminal case, such as, Law enforcement investigatory reports Fingerprint records in the custody of any ...

What is the difference between Jail and Prison?

Posted by William Young | Jan 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jail and prison are ideologically the same thing: to take away the privilege of freedom. If you have been found guilty of a crime, and your punishment entails serving jail or prison time, then you have lost your privilege to freedom. You will be placed in a facility that restricts your access to ...

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