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Criminal Defense Law Lawyers In Lowman Idaho

Lowman is a small unincorporated rural community in Boise County, Idaho, United States, nestled along the banks of the South Fork of the Payette River in the central part of the state. The community is situated at the junction of State Highway 21, eighty miles from Boise and what will formerly be known as the "Banks-Lowman Highway"; the name of this stretch of road will be known as Highway 2512A. It is the "Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway. " The "Highway to Heaven" trail, stretching more than 150 miles from Idaho's capital of Boise, is the only mountain passage in the West that begins from a major city. The trail winds from 8th Street in Boise and climbs the Boise River, past the Lucky Peak Dam. Sagebrush gives way to gentle pine slopes leading to historic Idaho City, then over Mores Creek Summit and switches back down to Lowman. The route then climbs with the South Fork of the Payette River up and over Banner Summit to Stanley and the Sawtooths. The small community of Lowman is settled in a geothermally active region. Natural hot springs surface in the middle of the community as well as in many other places in the surrounding mountains. The community was named for a homesteader, Nathaniel Winfield Lowman, from Polk County, Iowa.

What is criminal defense law?

In a criminal case, the state, through a prosecutor, initiates the suit, while in a civil case the victim brings the suit. Persons convicted of a crime may be incarcerated, fined, or both. Criminal defense attorneys represent clients who have been accused of committing a crime, and defend their rights at each stage of a misdemeanor or felony case -- from an arrest to an appeal after conviction. Criminal defense attorneys may be hired privately or provided by the government (called "public defenders").

Answers to criminal defense law issues in Idaho

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution says that you have a right to be free of unreasonable police searches and...

The general criteria for making an arrest is what is referred to as probable cause. Probable cause arises when there...

There are two different types of warrants that may be issued:

  • arrest warrants - an order issued by a...

The Miranda decision relates specifically to the rights of a criminal suspect after he has been detained by the...

Bail is typically set by a magistrate or a judge who considers the seriousness of the offense and the likelihood of...

Early in the course of a criminal proceeding, the defendant will be brought into court and the charges brought...

At any point during this process the defendant may plead guilty to the charge leveled against him or her. Likewise,...

Criminal offenses can be divided into two general categories:

  • ¬≠felonies -- a crime for which a person...

The distinguishing feature of criminal law is the element of punishment. The purpose of criminal law is to punish...

There are several defenses that can be raised in a criminal case. The defenses listed here are a sampling of those...