Civil Prosecution

The prosecuting attorney is involved in many different types of civil law suits, including the following types of cases.

Child Protection Proceedings

The Child Protection Act is found in Idaho Code Title 16, Chapter 16. The Department of Health and Welfare also offers information on the abuse and neglect of children.

Mental Health Proceedings

Visit Idaho Code Title 66, Chapter 3, which contain the provisions relating to mentally ill persons.

Civil Suits involving the County

Law suits involving the county are the primary responsibility of the county prosecuting attorney. Several of these cases are eventually handled by insurance providers for the county. 

However, there are still a significant number of areas where the defense of the county is left to the county prosecutor. These include, but certainly are not limited to, such things as:

  • Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Declaratory judgment actions
  • Judicial review proceedings filed regarding planning and zoning decisions

The county prosecutor may also bring law suits to require people to come into compliance with legal requirements. These include, but are not limited, to:

  • Actions to bring people into compliance with planning and zoning ordinances 
  • Actions filed to remedy violations of Idaho's open meetings laws

Drug Asset Forfeiture

The laws on civil forfeitures are found at Idaho Code 37-2744 and 37-2744A. The laws on criminal asset forfeitures are found at Idaho Code 37-2801 through 37-2815. Review the State of Idaho's Uniform Controlled Substance Act

Please do not contact the Prosecutor's Office for legal advice concerning how you should proceed in the lawsuit. If you need assistance with your case, contact a private attorney or consult Idaho's Uniform Controlled Substance Act.