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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31, Jan 2015 - Coeur D Alene, ID Man headed to jury trial after shooting wolf
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho man says he will take his chances with a jury rather than pay a $200 fine for shooting a wolf without a hunting tag. Fifty-three-year-old Forrest Mize told The Coeur d'Alene Press that he thinks a jury will agree he was just trying to protect his three dogs.Mize was hiking with his pets last month when they came upon the wolf. Mize said he feared the ...
31, Jan 2015 - Mountain Home, ID Otter, Ybarra sworn in to new terms; public inauguration Friday
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31, Jan 2015 - Idaho, ID Dramatic Moment When Machete-Wielding Attacker Breaks Down Door
"In my mind, it lasted for hours, but on the video it all happened in seconds," James Cvengros told the Idaho State Journal after seeing the video for the first time last week after handing over the footage to police as evidence. The attacker, Twain Thomas, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and aggravated assault on Thursday and has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison as a result, with ...
31, Jan 2015 - Ada, ID Idaho prisoner dies from apparent self-inflicted injury
Donald Peters Shriver, 48, who was serving a life sentence for robbery, was found unconscious at 11:12 p.m. Sunday inside his cell at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution south of… Click to Continue »
31, Jan 2015 - Boise, ID Saeed Abedini's wife Naghmeh seeks meeting with Barack Obama
The wife of a pastor imprisoned in Iran has requested a meeting with President Barack Obama during his visit to their hometown of Boise, Idaho.
31, Jan 2015 - Boise, ID Officials investigating inmate death at Idaho prison
Idaho Department of Correction officials say they are investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution in Boise.
31, Jan 2015 - Ada, ID Idaho Maximum Security Inmate Dies in Custody
The Ada County Sheriff’s Office has been called in to assist the Idaho Department of Correction in its investigation of a suicide at the state’s maximum security prison in Kuna. Inmate Donald Shriver, 48, was discovered unconscious in his cell in the late evening hours of Jan. 4. He was rushed to a Boise hospital where he was pronounced dead. Shriver had been serving a life sentence for several ...
31, Jan 2015 - Boise, ID Obama Meets With Wife of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran
BOISE, Idaho – Barack Obama met with the wife of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran on Wednesday after she made the request when she learned that he would be visiting her area to give a speech at a public university. Naghmeh Abedini, wife of Saeed Abedini, who has been incarcerated in Iran for two […]
30, Jan 2015 - Twin Falls, ID Man Sentenced In Twin Falls To Life In Prison Found Dead
Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - A 48-year old man who was sentenced in Twin Falls County in October of 1999 to life in prison has been found dead in a Maximum Security Prison cell.
30, Jan 2015 - Caldwell man sentenced to five years probation and must pay to clean up illegally dumped tires
A Caldwell, Idaho man has been sentenced in federal court after being charged with two felony counts of illegally damaging public lands by dumping hundreds of old tires.
30, Jan 2015 - Judge considers releasing medical history in toddler death case
LEWISTON (AP) - A judge is considering a request to release the medical history of a 2-year-old who prosecutors say died of internal bleeding after being struck by her North Idaho baby sitter.
30, Jan 2015 - Canyon, ID Idaho AG won’t appeal ‘Dixie’ decision
CALDWELL (AP) — The Idaho Attorney General’s Office will not appeal the decision to throw out a sex crime conviction after a prosecutor quoted lyrics from the Confederate anthem “Dixie” in court, spok
30, Jan 2015 - Washington, ID Idaho man suspected of shooting 4 people remains in jail under suicide watch in Washington
MOSCOW, Idaho — A man remained in jail under suicide watch after being accused of killing three people, including his mother, in Moscow, Idaho, over the weekend, authorities said Tuesday.
30, Jan 2015 - Judge rules teen's confession after killing is valid
A northern Idaho judge says a 15-year-old accused of killing his father and brother knew what he was doing when he confessed to police.
30, Jan 2015 - N. Idaho judge rules teen's confession is valid
A northern Idaho judge says a 15-year-old accused of killing his father and brother knew what he was doing when he confessed to police.
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