Criminal Law - General Felony Defense
Crimes in Idaho are generally broken down into three categories: felonies, misdemeanors, and juvenile offenses.
Felony offenses are defined as crimes with possible prison sentences of more than one year and large fines. Common examples of felony crimes include grand theft, burglary, felony drug possession charges, violent crime, and substantial property damage.
If you are facing felony chargesMurray, Ziel, & Johnston, PLLC can help. In every case we carefully review all of the prosecuting attorney’s materials including police reports, video and audio recordings, and physical evidence. Upon completing a full review, we analyze your case for possible constitutional violations and aggressively fight to get evidence excluded if your constitutional rights were violated. We counsel with you regarding your options and the risks and rewards of each course of action.A person charged with a felony generally has the right to a preliminary hearing within 14-21 days of being charged and we can help you to prepare for that hearing. In cases where it is appropriate to have trial we work tirelessly to ensure that we give you the best possible chance of acquittal. In cases where it is appropriate to make plea agreements we work hard to mitigate your consequences. We understand stigma, burden, heartache, and stress of being charged with a crime and will be with you from start to finish.