Idaho Supreme Court Criminal Opinions

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By Release Date 

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      Release Date Docket# Case Name Opinion 
      Summary
      Video Archive Video*
      Notes

      Nov 23, 2016

      44099 Takhsilov v. State Opinion
      Summary
      Post Conviction - Counsel ineffective for failing to request competency evaluation prior to entry of guilty please

      Nov 23, 2016

      44011 State v. Hill Opinion
      Summary
      Challenge of evidentiary ruling  (DUI)

      Nov 10, 2016

      43960 State v. John Patrick Linze, Jr. Opinion
      Summary
      Order denying motion to suppress reversed; judgment vacated.

      Nov 3, 2016

      42758/42759 State v. Cesar A. Sepulveda Opinion
      Summary
      Domestic battery; injury to a child; intimidating a witness; attempted violation of a no-contact order

      Nov 2, 2016

      43389 Miguel Cosio-Nava v. State Opinion
      Summary
      POST-CONVICTION - claim of ineffective assistance of counsel with immigration consequences

      Nov 2, 2016

      43915 State v. Scott Lewis Ostler Opinion
      Summary
      Lewd conduct with minor child

      Nov 2, 2016

      42988 State v. Marcelino B. Baeza

      Opinion
      Summary

      Lewd conduct with minor child

      Nov 1, 2016

      43874 State v. Robert Dean Hall

      Opinion
      Summary

      AMENDED 11-15-16. Primary issue on appeal concerns jury instruction on self-defense

      Aug 5, 2016

      42201 State v. Kirk Murray Charlson

      - Opinion
      - Summary

      Motion to suppress results of blood draw. (DUI)

      July 25, 2016

      35617 State v. Mark H. Lankford

      - Opinion
      - Summary

      Murder conviction overturned.

      July 22, 2016

      43938 State v. Marcos Apollo Jimenez

      - Opinion
      - Summary

      Sexual battery of a minor with diminished mental capacity

      July 22, 2016

      43939 State v. William Dee Van Komen, Jr.

      - Opinion
      - Summary

      Appeal from order relinquishing jurisdiction following retained jurisdiction and imposing prison sentence because defendant asserted his constitutional right to remain silent regarding an unrelated felony.

      June 28, 2016

      42664 State v. Kentsler Lee Jones

      - Opinion
      - Summary

      DUI; excluded evidence regarding the measurement of uncertainty

      June 23, 2016

      43643 State v. Jon Steven Huffaker

      - Opinion
      - Summary

      State's appeal from order suppressing statements

      June 10, 2016

      42774 State v. Lance Tyrell Taylor

      - Opinion
      - Summary

      Credit for time served

      June 1, 2016

      43097 State v. Daniel William Leary - Opinion
      - Summary
      Credit for time served

      May 27, 2016

      42182 Dale Carter Shackelford v. State - Opinion
      - Summary
      Appeal from dismissal of petitions for post-conviction relief.

      May 27, 2016

      43181 State v. Troy Miles Svelmoe - Opinion
      - Summary
      Felony DUI

      May 27, 2016

      42766 State v. Dakota Lee Villafuerte - Opinion
      - Summary
      Failure to update address in the sex offender registry.

      May 4, 2016

      43286 State v. Gerald K. Umphenour - Opinion
      - Summary
      On appeal, Appellant asserts he was denied his right to a jury trial without a waiver.

      Apr 26, 2016

      43017 State v. Kyle Nicholas Rios - Opinion
      - Summary
      State appeals from order suppressing the results of a warrantless blood alcohol test.

      Apr 26, 2016

      43383 State v. Brian Neil Pratt

      - Opinion
      - Summary

      Appellant alleges a prospective juror prejudiced the jury panel and a mistrial should have been granted.

      Apr 6, 2016

      43141 Shane Crawford v. State

      - Opinion
      - Summary

      Appeal from dismissal of petition for post-conviction relief.
      Apr 4, 2016 43277 State v. Brant Lee Eversole - Opinion
      - Summary
      On Petition for Review Re: Order denying a suppression motion based on revoked implied consent for blood draw.
      Mar 11, 2016 42950 State v. Jamie Lynn Pachosa - Opinion
      - Summary
      State appeals from order granting motion to suppress.
      Feb 29, 2016 43285 State v. Andrey Sergeyevich Yermola - Opinion
      - Summary
      Willful concealment of evidence
      Feb 29, 2016 42650 State v. Darrien Marshall Dabney - Opinion
      - Summary
      Developmentally disabled defendant appeals  the sentence in sexual abuse of a child
      Feb 26, 2016 43140 State v. Arthur Gene Schmierer  - Opinion
       - Summary
      Enticing children over the internet
      Feb 25, 2016 42219 State v. Jorge Enrique Rodriguez - Opinion
      - Summary
      Trafficking in methamphetamine
      Feb 25, 2016 41910 State v. Michelle Faye McIntosh - Opinion
      - Summary
      Trafficking in methamphetamine
      Feb 25, 2016 43131 State v. Jason McClure - Opinion
      - Summary
      Criminal contempt Re: Restitution in burglary conviction.
      Jan 6, 2016 42398 State v. Benito Razo-Chavez Opinion
      Summary
      Possession Oxycodone
      Dec 23, 2015 38477 Hasan Icanovic v. State - Opinion
      - Summary
      POST-CONVICTION - Claim of innefective assistance of counsel.
      Dec 23, 2015 42830 Larry M. Severson v. State - Opinion
      - Summary
      POST-CONVICTION (murder)
      Dec. 22, 2015 41621 State v. Faron Raymond Hawkins Opinion
      Summary
      Competency to stand trial
      Dec. 22, 2015 42697 State v. Ryan M. Rawlings Opinion
      Summary
      Challenge of burglary statute
      Dec. 22, 2015 42511 Rayland Brown v. State Opinion
      Summary
      Subject-matter jurisdiction in criminal case
      Nov 30, 2015 41494 State v. Joseph D. Herrera - Opinion
      - Summary
      SUBSTITUTE OPINION: Appeal from conviction of second-degree murder.
      Nov 23, 2015 42729 State v. Nathan David Neal - Opinion
      - Summary
      SUBSTITUTE OPINION: Motion to suppress
      Nov 4, 2015 40859 State v. Jorge A. Lopez-Orozco - Opinion
      - Summary
      Three counts 1st Degree Murder
      Nov 2, 2015 41105 Timothy Alan Dunlap v. State - Opinion
      - Summary
      POST-CONVICTION (murder)
      Sept 9, 2015 42476 State v. Luis Adame Juarez - Opinion
      - Summary
      SUBSTITUTE OPINION. The Court's prior Opinion of Sept 1, 2015 is WITHDRAWN.
      August 24, 2015 42516 State v. Andrew Garcia - Opinion
      - Summary
      Appeal from district court decision to dismiss State's motions for contempt.
      August 24, 2015 41982 State v. Jesse Carl Riendeau - Opinion
      - Summary
      Appeal from district court order upholding magistrate ruling to admit breath test results. 
      August 20, 2015 41924 State v. Felicity Kathleen Haynes - Opinion
      - Summary
      DUI
      August 20, 2015 42823 State v. Bryann Kristine Lemmons - Opinion
      - Summary
      Trafficking in methamphetamine
      August 20, 2015 41004 State v. Shannon Marie McKean - Opinion
      - Summary
      Possession of controlled substance.
      July 21, 2015 39249 State v. Daniel Edward Ehrlick, Jr. - Opinion
      - Summary
      SUBSTITUTE OPINION. The Court's prior Opinion of April 27, 2015 is WITHDRAWN.
      July 1, 2015 42816 State v. Junior Larry Hilbroom - Opinion
      - Summary
      No contact order.
      June 23, 2015 42671 State v. Marvin Orellana-Castro - Opinion
      - Summary
      Lewd conduct, sexual abuse.
      June 22, 2015 41736 State v. Alesha Ann Green - Opinion
      - Summary
      Motion to suppress.
      May 21, 2015 42205 State v. Kristi L. Hurles - Opinion
      - Summary
      Grand theft (embezzlement)
      May 4, 2015 41644 State v. Moses Olivas, Jr. - Opinion
      - Summary
      Sexual abuse of a child and failure to register as a sex offender
      April 8, 2015 42486 State v. Desiree B. Eliasen - Opinion
      - Summary
      Stalking
      April 1, 2015 40301 State v. Katherine Lea Stanfield Opinion
      Summary
      First Degree Murder 
      April 1, 2015 42357 State v. Kenny Carl Struhs Opinion
      Summary
      Vehicular Manslaughter
      Mar 19, 2015 41912 Irwin Ryan Ray Adams v. State - Opinion
      - Summary
      POST-CONVICTION - Felony vehicular manslaughter.
      Mar 2, 2015 31659-39417 State v. Azad Haji Abdullah - Opinion
      - Summary
      First-degree murder, arson, felony injury to a child.  (Death penalty)
      Feb 27, 2015 41811 State v. Corey Allen Thiel - Opinion
      - Summary
      State appeals from district court reversal of magistrate decision not to allow early release on good behavior
      Feb 17, 2015 41750 State v. William Franklin Wolfe - Opinion
      - Summary
      Appeal from denial of motion for reconsideration of Rule 35 motion(s) in fixed life sentence for first-degree murder.
      Feb 09, 2015 41174 State v. Dameniel Preston Owens - Opinion
      - Summary
      Credit for time served
      Jan 26, 2015 40803 State v. David Aaron Knutsen - Opinion
      - Summary
      Four counts of sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult.
      Jan 23, 2015 42421 State v. Joseph Anthony Thomas, Jr. - Opinion
      - Summary
      AMENDED OPINION - First degree murder
      Dec 18, 2014 41632 State v. Derek Michael Arrotta - Opinion
      - Summary
      Warrantless blood draw
      Dec 9, 2014 40619 State v. Nathan Wade Herren - Opinion
      - Summary
      SUBSTITUTE OPINION - No contact order and probation violations.
      Dec 2, 2014 40603 State v. Juan Luis Sanchez-Castro - Opinion
      - Summary
      Trafficking - methamphetamine
      Dec 2, 2014 41169 State v. Dennis John Halseth - Opinion
      - Summary
      DUI - Motion to suppress results of warrantless blood draw.
      October 30, 2014 41477 State v. Jesse Elias - Opinion
      - Summary
      Forcible sexual penetration.
      October 29, 2014 41645 State v. Gary L. Schall - Opinion
      - Summary
      DUI
      October 29, 2014 39838 State v. Jonathan Wade Ellington - Opinion
      - Summary
      Second degree murder
      October 29, 2014 41179 State v. Micah Abraham Wulff - Opinion
      - Summary
      DUI - Forced Blood draw
      Sept 19, 2014 40553 State v. Matthew Steven Taylor - Opinion
      - Summary
      This cross-appeal stems from conspiracy charges re manufacture and delivery of controlled substance.
      Sept 15, 2014 41394 State v. James Leroy Skunkcap - Opinion
      - Summary
      Video Archive 
      Video 
      [SUBSTITUTE OPINION - Prior Opinion Withdrawn] Eluding a peace officer; Grand theft.
      Sept 4, 2014 40294 State v. Michael Eugene Koch - Opinion
      - Summary
      Lewd conduct with a minor under sixteen
      Aug 22, 2014 40554 State v. Charlynda Goggin - Opinion
      - Summary
      Video Archive Video
       Delivery of controlled substance
      Aug 6, 2014 38956 State v. Russell James Parker - Opinion
      - Summary
      [SUBSTITUTE OPINION - Prior Opinion Withdrawn]  Lewd & Lascivious conduct with minor under sixteen
      July 31, 2014 41395 State v. Michael Rowe Russo - Opinion
      - Summary
      Video Archive 
      Video
      Rape, Kidnapping, Burglary
      June 24, 2014 40507 State v. Kyla Alan Richardson - Opinion
      - Summary
       
      June 19, 2014 41275 State v. Joshua Michael Moses - Opinion
      - Summary
       
      June 17, 2014 41115 State v. Bob Lester Boren - Opinion
      - Summary
      Video Archive 
      Video
       
      Mar 28, 2014  39710/39711  State v. Krystal Lynn Easley  Opinion
      Summary
       
      Mar 28, 2014 39877 State v. Carey Mitchell Baker Opinion
      Summary
       
      Mar 19, 2014 40647 State v. Robert Cassidy Hansen Opinion
      Summary
       
      Mar 19, 2014 39400 Jeffrey Dane Murray v. State Opinion
      Summary
       
      Feb 25, 2014  40483 Alisha Ann Murphy v. State  Opinion
      Summary
       
      Feb 21, 2014 39567 State v. Samuel Thomas Glenn Opinion
      Summary
       
      Feb 18, 2014 38769 Sarah M. Johnson v. State Opinion
      Summary
       
      Feb 10, 2014 40330 State v. David Leroy Lee Opinion
      Summary
       
      Dec 2, 2013  385228/38704 Erick Virgil Hall v. State Opinion
      Summary 
       
      Nov 27, 2013  40586 Zane Jack Fields v. State   - Opinion
      Summary
       
      Nov 26, 2013 39467-2011 State v. Todd W. Carver Opinion
      Summary
       
      Nov 26, 2013 40076-2012 State v. Sydney Lorelei Neal Opinion
      Summary
       
      Nov 26, 2013 39830-2012 State v. Matt Eugene Ruck Opinion
      Summary
       
      Nov 13, 2013 39550 State v. Jose Esteban Brunet Opinion
      Summary