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0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Idaho on
Q: If my ex boyfriend is in prison for aggravated assault and aggravated battery and while in prison he calls me

We have a no contact order so he in violation he gets parole and tries to call me again can I do anything for the prison letting him out with pending violation charges

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Internet Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Idaho on
Q: Installing custom firmware on public library computers.

I have a relative who works at a public library in Idaho. A patron was caught installing custom firmware on the public library computer, he was asked to leave and got aggressive, the police were called. The police told my relative that because no ones information was stolen yet, the patron... View More

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answered on Feb 5, 2024

If a patron was caught installing custom firmware on a public library computer, this action could potentially violate several laws or regulations concerning the misuse of public property, computer tampering, or unauthorized access to computer systems. Even if no personal information was stolen, the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Idaho on
Q: When a policeman don't have permission or a warrant, they're not to just walk up on private land (Which the person has

total permission to be there napping in their car to seeing a vape pen for TCB (thc and tcb look the same exact) claiming the name inscribed on the battery portion, was way good enough for allegedly claiming there is now enough for probable cause, asks you to step outta the vehicle pulling you out... View More

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answered on Jan 21, 2024

Under the Fourth Amendment, individuals are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures. This means that a police officer generally needs a warrant to search private property, including a vehicle, unless certain exceptions apply. These exceptions might include situations where there is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Idaho on
Q: How can I protect myself against a bias judge who lied about my being in court put a fake warrant out for my arrest.

I have since sanctioned him and the magistrate in that county and am to appear again soon. How can I expect that to go well and I am representing myself making it more difficult to navigate. The debt has been paid as well which I have proof of. It’s all been paid. The bonds were taken out a... View More

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answered on Jan 18, 2024

I would suggest a few things in this situation:

1. Gather all documentation you have showing the debt has been paid and any other evidence that supports your case. Having solid documentation will be key.

2. Consider requesting a different judge for the next hearing, since you feel...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights, Construction Law and Libel & Slander for Idaho on
Q: Can you appeal a civil court with or without prejudice if there is a counter claim from the defendent?
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answered on Dec 23, 2023

In Idaho, the ability to appeal a civil court decision depends on the specifics of the case and the nature of the judgment or order being appealed. An appeal can be filed whether the case was dismissed with or without prejudice. The distinction between with and without prejudice is significant: a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Idaho on
Q: I was sitting outside a gas station that is open 24 hrs and cop states he ran my license and saw that I had a warrant

Is this legal or is it profiling/targeting?? No female present to search prior to arresting, isnt that a violation of my rights?

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answered on Dec 5, 2023

In Idaho, a police officer running your license plate while you're sitting at a gas station is generally legal, as long as they have a legitimate reason to do so. The presence of a warrant found as a result of this check can be a lawful basis for an arrest.

However, the issue of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Idaho on
Q: Who is the attorney for the plaintiff in case number 1:2021cv00409

My husband xxx 0089632 inmate at imsi odoc would like to talk with someone regarding this case and would like to be added to this lawsuit.

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answered on Nov 18, 2023

I understand your husband's interest in case number 1:2021cv00409 and his desire to be added to the lawsuit. To find out who the attorney for the plaintiff is in this case, you can typically access this information through the court's official records. You can contact the clerk of the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Libel & Slander for Idaho on
Q: several sites are posting my name information and charging for it shouldent i be getting a royalty and worse the lies

there are several sites that have my name on them and they collect money for information shouldent i have a say in this or get part of the royalties on this. Im pretty popular on facebook and there are cites with my name telling lies that fuel the sites that are charging money which makes me loose... View More

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

If websites are publishing false information about you, this may constitute defamation, especially if it causes harm to your reputation or financial loss. In the United States, defamation laws vary by state, but generally, for a statement to be defamatory, it must be false and have been made to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Idaho on
Q: Human rights in space

In the distant future when corporations have made a step in space travel, and establishing colonies on distant planets - Would those companies have free rule over that colony? Would they be required to follow human rights laws, despite being outside of the jurisdiction of Earth? Or would they have... View More

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answered on Sep 11, 2023

As space colonization moves from the realm of science fiction to potential reality, the question of how human rights will be upheld in extraterrestrial environments indeed becomes a pertinent and critical issue. As of now, the legal landscape governing space and celestial bodies is dictated... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Workers' Compensation and Civil Rights for Idaho on
Q: Service dog access denied! I was kicked out with my service dog, they didnt want to check my docs, can I file charges?

Im an employee of the Sun Valley Resort, I went to hang out with my friends at common area of the employee dorms with my service dog, when, after sitting inside for a while, the security person came and told me that the dog cannot be inside, I told him that it's a service animal and that I can... View More

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Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 12, 2023

An Idaho attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. This doesn't look like a workers' comp or criminal law matter, and there wasn't a response from the Civil Rights practitioners. Questions sometimes remain unanswered, but at this point, you could try... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Idaho on
Q: How could i go about finding out if my 2nd amendment rights have been restored or not? I completed my probation 4/02/21

My question is in regards to idaho legislative statute 18-310 (2). My felony is not listed under the list of charges that disqualify you from immediate restoration of 2a rights

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answered on Mar 2, 2023

If you have completed your probation, you may be eligible to have your firearm rights restored. However, the process and requirements for restoration of firearm rights vary by state. You should check the laws of your specific state to determine the process and requirements for restoring your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Idaho on
Q: If I got pulled over in idaho for speeding but never got ticket for speeding but got poss of paraphernalia is that legal
Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Jan 26, 2023

This is a good time to learn about Idaho and the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution. A police officer has been endowed with a limited amount of discretion. He is not required to ticket someone for the "reasonable suspicion" reason that he pulled him over for, but he should if he wants... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Idaho on
Q: Police harassment file a civil lawsuit and sue for damages

I was pulled over on a highly bs traffic stop. So much so that my case is being dropped. The reason I was pulled over was because I was from oregon in idaho late at night. I've had several people comment on the fact that they were disappointed that they didn't find more Marijuana because... View More

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Jan 26, 2023

The question, the ONLY question is . . . did the officer have a "reasonable suspicion" that the driver of the car (son) had done something that the officer could give him a citation for? If the answer to that question is "yeah, the cop said my son was speeding but he never even gave... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: If cps hasn't shown up, and if the police have ignored all reports of my friends abuse, what other options do they have?

My friend is a 13 year old, soon to be 14 living in moscow idaho, and they have been experiencing terrible physical abuse, emotional abuse, and general neglect from their mother for a while now. Me, a friend, and a staff at the local youth center have all reached out to cps and police, but nothing... View More

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Dec 28, 2022

ONE thing you can NOT do, is take the law into your own hands. IF you try to take your friend away from the abuse, you will be arrested, and I'm sure you know that. However, you could convince your friend to go with you to the police to report the abuse he's been suffering. That might... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Idaho on
Q: Need some one that handles police misconduct claims for damages / criminal defense

Have a criminal charge stemming from a really bad traffic stop call. The whole traffic stop threw arrest and release and still going and being monitored have been very poorly handled and quite frankly very qurationble have CT datw 12-12 2022 and my defense lawyer passed away

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Jan 2, 2023

You need to do the following:

1. Determine whether the offending officer was a Boise City cop; or an Idaho State Trooper. This is important because you can look up the "Idaho Tort Claims Act," and it says you only have 180 days from the day you "should have been able to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Idaho on
Q: i was recently pulled over for "speeding" by a state officer, and i said I do not consent to a search, yet he does....

He searches my car, on a hunch he says, even though the stop was for speeding, he finds nothing in my car. The passenger was searched after that, and then booked into jail on a drug possession charge.

I was never ticketed even though the officer pulled me over for "speeding", and... View More

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Sep 9, 2022

Police have the right to pull you over, if they get information from Dispatch or their CAD system, telling them that you are suspended or not licensed or if they see (or say they see) you commit a traffic infraction. I file Motions to Suppress, whenever I see a report and the cop SAYS he saw a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Civil Rights for Idaho on
Q: If you pass the field sobriety and breath tests can an officer push for a forced draw?

blew 0.00 and was still given a forced draw, then charged and brought before a judge with our the results from the lab.

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Sep 9, 2022

There are 2 sanctioned ways the State can prosecute a DUI. The definition of Driving Under the Influence, is when a driver is seated in the driver's seat with the motor running, and "under the influence" of an intoxicant.

Idaho also as adopted a .08 level of alcohol so as...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Idaho on
Q: Someone handed a police officer possession of drug paraphernalia and said it was mine. Is that legal?

The cop asked to search my car, I said no my dad just did for 30 mins and found nothing. My mom pulls up along with my ex husband. Cop is off to the side talking to ex & magically my mom pulls out paraphernalia "from my car" in 10 seconds and starts going crazy. Ex says "Its my... View More

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Mar 14, 2022

First of all, if you would use a few commas, and periods, in your question, if would be much easier to decipher what you're asking. However, let me see if I can restate what your question is: you were pulled over, while driving your father's vehicle? Officer asks your permission to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Idaho on
Q: I owned a manufactured home but rented space what can I do if ex landlord did repairs, listed my home for sale, and sold

My home for 75000 with it still in my name. Prior to this I had it sold until landlord interfered and realtor eventually had to pull away because of his interface and she became scared of him and I have emails stating this. What can I do ? Cuz no one in my small town will help me.

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Feb 17, 2022

Let me make sure I understand your facts:

1. You owned a manufactured home and leased the land underneath it?

2. You offered to sell your M home but the ex landlord interfered with the sale of it and now the realtor you had won't list your property because she is now afraid...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Idaho on
Q: How long can police keep phone as evidence?

I got pulled over driving with suspended

Police ran a drug dog and it hit on passenger said, they searched and nothing (known ex dealer) I had both my babies in car . They then took me to jail and book and release only to return to my car and no phone, no idea what was taken, no clue they... View More

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Oct 1, 2021

Police can legally hold "evidence of a crime," for a long as it takes for them to prosecute the passenger and convict him AND for his appeal time (42 days) to run. After that, it should just take a phone call to the Sheriff's Property Locker, for you to retrieve your phone. Be... View More

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