Courts in Idaho
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Idaho's state courts include Magistrate and District Courts, as well as the Idaho Court of Appeals and the Idaho Supreme Court. In Idaho, Magistrate and District Courts share jurisdiction over cases relating to torts, contracts, probate/estate, mental health, and general civil matters. Idaho's Magistrate's Court can hear real property claims valued up to $10,000, while those with higher values must be heard in Idaho District Court. Idaho's Court of Appeals hears appeals of civil and criminal cases, and the Idaho Supreme Court is the state's highest court and hears civil and criminal appeals as well as any case where the sentence could include the death penalty.

The Idaho Judiciary's website contains a link to Idaho's Court Data Repository ( an online database of trial court case information from each of Idaho's 44 counties. Through this Idaho court records website you can obtain information including case status, party names, judge assignment, subject, and date filed. To obtain copies of Idaho court documents, contact the Idaho county court clerk for the county where the case took place, or contact the court directly, as policies regarding public record retrieval vary.
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30, Jul 2014 - Court: Sun Valley did not withhold records from Donoval
   Allegations of public records forgery and withholding from attorney Jim Donoval against the city of Sun Valley have been dropped by the Idaho District Court of Appeals in a July 22 decision.
30, Jul 2014 - Bonneville, ID Idaho fugitive shot by police in Medford is sentenced
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- An eastern Idaho fugitive wanted on drug charges and captured in Oregon after being shot by police has been sentenced on one of the drug charges she initially faced.    The Post Register reports that 32-year-old Shavon Willard on Thursday in Bonneville County received a five-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance. ...
30, Jul 2014 - Twin Falls, ID Twin Falls Business Owner Sentenced For Sale Of Synthetic Marijuana
Pocatello, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - U.S. District Judge Lyn Winmill sentenced Twin Falls Resident Allen Nagel to five years supervised probation in a Federal District Court this Friday morning. Winmill said that Nagel will face prison time if he violates his probation.
30, Jul 2014 - Roberts, ID Murder trial moved to Wahpeton
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30, Jul 2014 - Idaho, ID Legals July 30, 2014
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30, Jul 2014 - Bonneville, ID Idaho fugitive shot by Oregon police is sentenced
An eastern Idaho fugitive wanted on drug charges and captured in Oregon after being shot by police has been sentenced on one of the drug charges she initially faced.
30, Jul 2014 - Idaho defends fetal-pain abortion law in court
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge's ruling striking down Idaho's law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy should be reversed because criminal charges against the eastern Idaho woman who filed the initial lawsuit had been dismissed, Idaho attorneys said.
30, Jul 2014 - Twin Falls, ID Twin Falls Man Sentenced For Vehicle Death At Fawnbrook Apartments
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Judge Richard Bevan has handed down his decision for a 24-year old Twin Falls man, found guilty of the death of Twin Falls resident Steven Gray.
29, Jul 2014 - Judge settles GOP dispute within Idaho party
The Idaho Republican Party is back on track ahead of November's general election, but it took a district judge to see the factions through the confusion and while the path ahead is set, the fighting may not be over.
29, Jul 2014 - Judge Mick Hodges Honored with State Bar Service Award
Burley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Judge Mick Hodges was honored on July 17 with the Idaho State Bar’s Service Award for his volunteer work in the community. He volunteers at a pet therapy group and serves on multiple committees such as Fifth District Pro Bono committee and Child Protection Advisory Committee.
29, Jul 2014 - Canyon, ID Juvenile Sexual Abuse Case Taken to District Court
A 15 year-old victim who was sexually abused while detained at the Idaho Juvenile Corrections Center in Nampa has had a court case filed in Third Judicial District Court in Canyon County.
29, Jul 2014 - Idaho teen charged in family killing sent to adult jail
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho judge says he can't in good conscience continue to allow a 14-year-old boy who is charged with killing his father and brother to be held in a juvenile detention facility.     District Judge Benjamin Simpson on Wednesday ordered Eldon Gale Samuel III to be returned to the Kootenai County jail. WATCH: Teenage murder suspect claims father was abusive     Samuel ...
29, Jul 2014 - 2 Ag-Gag Laws Facing Federal Court Challenges
Ag-gag laws in Utah, Idaho face court challenges; some farm groups to turn to social media
29, Jul 2014 - Coeur D Alene, ID Idaho teen charged with murder held in solitary confinement for over 70 days
Matt Bradwell COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, July 24 (UPI) -- A 14-year-old in Idaho accused of murdering his father and brother has been in solitary confinement for over 70 days while he waits for his trial to begin.
29, Jul 2014 - LIVE: Judge rules Barry Peterson is no longer Idaho GOP chairman
The dispute, which ultimately is over who will control Idaho's GOP, dates to June, when the Idaho Republican Convention adjourned amid chaos and without the election of party officers. Click to Continue »
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