CHILD CUSTODY INTERFERENCE 

Child custody matters are areas which pose frequent problems for people seeking help from the prosecuting attorney's office.  Child custody matters are traditionally matters for civil law suits between the parents or guardians, not the subject of criminal proceedings.  The prosecuting attorney's office is frequently asked to intervene in child custody matters.  However, because of legal limitations and limited resources, only specific types of cases are prosecuted.  You can review the criminal laws and the prosecuting attorney's policy regarding Child Custody Interference Prosecutions by visiting our web page on that topic.

 

NON-PAYMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT 

The prosecutor's office is frequently contacted about failure of a parent to pay child support for a minor child.  Like child custody, child support matters are traditionally matters for civil law suits between the parents or guardians, not the subject of criminal proceedings.  For various reasons, only specific types of cases are prosecuted.  You can review the criminal laws and the prosecuting attorney's policy regarding Child Support Prosecutions by visiting our web page on that topic. 

 

BAD CHECK CASES 

Bad checks are areas which pose frequent problems for people seeking help from the prosecuting attorney's office.  Checks are civil agreements between the parties whereby the check issuer provides a written promise to pay the check acceptor.  Bad checks are traditionally matters for civil law suits between the parties, not the subject of criminal proceedings.  Because of various policy maters, only specific types of cases are prosecuted.  You can review the criminal laws and the prosecuting attorney's policy regarding Bad Check Cases by visiting our web page on that topic. 

 

LANDLORD-TENANT LAWS

The rights of landlords and tenants are found throughout the Idaho Code and case law.  The prosecutor's office is frequently asked to intervene in landlord-tenant disputes.  The prosecutor's involvement will be limited to enforcement of criminal codes.  Rarely are there instances where the conduct of either the landlord or the tenant constitute a crime and even more rare are there circumstances where the commission of that offense can be proven to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt.  Landlord and tenants both share the responsibility of entering into an agreement, before the tenant moves in, that will protect the rights of both parties.

The Idaho Attorney General's Office has an excellent legal manual available regarding many of the laws affecting the landlord-tenant relationship.  You can obtain a downloadable copy of the pamphlet by contacting the Attorney General's Office or by downloading it from the Attorney General's web site.

Idaho Legal Aid also has information available regarding landlord-tenant issues which can be accessed by clicking this link to the Idaho Legal Aid web site.  The site has pamphlets regarding tenant's rights, security deposits, and the rights of mobile home tenants.

 

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