Salt Lake City, UT asked in Criminal Law for Idaho

Q: How or can he apply for bail? Is the ada country jail being shut down due to covid?

My friend had 3 bench warrants for probation violations. He is in jail and says he is not bailable. Has had couple video hearings but says he does not understand what’s going on.

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Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Boise, ID
  • Licensed in Idaho

A: It's a governor's prerogative to use his executive powers during a pandemic to manage risk to the citizens he's charged with protecting. It's going to be very interesting to see if the executive's authority exceeds the constitution's guarantee of DUE PROCESS to all Idaho citizens! Right now, as long as the State brings him to trial within six (6) months, the State at least won't violate your friend's right to a speedy trial! Of course, the State can violate his 4th Amendment right to have no unlawful searches or seizures conducted against him or his 5th Amendment right to not have incriminating statements he made used against him unless they've clearly warned him, in his language, that ANYTHING he says will be used against him! Stay tuned and just try to help him understand.

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