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Idaho's Habitual Offender Statute

Posted by William Young | Sep 25, 2017 | 2 Comments

In Idaho, if a person is convicted of a felony for the third time, he/she will be considered a ‘persistent violator of law'. All three felonies do not need to be convictions from within the state of Idaho. Once the person is convicted the third time, he/she will be sentenced to prison for no less than five years and up to life.  

Read more about this law at Idaho Code 19-2514.

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William Young

Idaho Criminal Defense and Trial Attorney. I was admitted to the Idaho State Bar in May, 2014, and for the next 4.5 years I practiced as part of Peterson Lawyers with the father-daughter tandem of Chuck Peterson and Courtney Peterson. They were great mentors to me and I still consider them among...


Meagan Babbitt Reply

Posted Aug 22, 2019 at 13:20:04

How close together do the felonies need to be and do they all need to be the same type of crime?

William Young Reply

Posted Mar 30, 2020 at 21:32:29

No, they do not have to be for the same crime. They only need to be felony offenses.

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