A victim of a domestic charge in Idaho has the following Constitutional Rights:

  • Without a Request to the Prosecutor:
    • To be notified about all hearings scheduled in their case.
    • To be present at all hearings.
    • To communicate with the prosecutor - Often prosecutors will not communicate with victims directly, but will use a victim witness coordinator instead. If you need help reaching a prosecutor in a case, please let us know and we can help facilitate.
    • To give a victim impact statement at any hearing where a defendant pleads guilty, is sentenced, or is released from jail or prison.
    • To have the defendant pay for any doctors bills from the domestic violence incident.
    • To refuse to talk with the defendant or their attorney.
    • To read pre-sentence reports prepared for sentencing in a felony case.
  • With a Request to the Prosecutor:
    • To be notified of the sentence imposed.
    • To be notified if the defendant is released from custody.

A victim of a domestic charge in Idaho also has these additional rights:

  • To request a civil penalty of up to $5,000 in a felony domestic or attempted strangulation case.
  • To request to modify a no contact order and be heard by a Judge about that request within fourteen days. The form to modify a no contact order can be found here.