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Criminal Court Procedures
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  • You must appear at Court on or before the date listed at the bottom of the citation.  When you appear, the Court Clerk will explain your options.
  • If you plead "not guilty", then the Court Clerk will schedule a time for a pretrial conference.  At the pretrial conference, you will talk to the Prosecuting Attorney about your case.   
  • If you plead "guilty", the Court Clerk can give you information on the penalty.

If you pled "not guilty" at your initial appearance (arraignment), then you will be scheduled to have a pretrial conference.  At the pretrial conference, you will talk with the prosecuting attorney about your case.  You and the prosecuting attorney may come to an agreement to resolve your case at the pretrial conference.  If you do not reach an agreement, your case may be scheduled for trial.

Applications for the public defender are available at the Nez Perce County Courthouse, 1230 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Lewiston, Idaho.

Once you have successfully completed probation, you will need to file a motion asking the Judge to dismiss your case.  The instructions and forms for requesting that your case be dismissed based on a withheld judgment are available here.

For information about bailing someone out of jail, please read the brochure "So You Want to Bond Someone Out of Jail" which can be found by clicking here.

  • The Court does not have any forms or information for adult criminal expugment.  You will need to contact an attorney for assistance with this legal issue.  For help finding an attorney who handles this type of matter, please contact the Idaho State Bar at (208) 334-4500.
  • For information and forms regarding expunging juvenile criminal cases, please click here.

Traffic Citations

How do I pay for my citation?

  • In Person:  Citations can be paid in person by going to the Nez Perce County Courthouse at 1230 Main St, 2nd Floor, Lewiston, Idaho.  Citations can be paid in person by cash, check or money order made payable to "District Court", or by credit card.  Please note that credit card payments will be subject to an addition $3 processing fee.
  • By Phone:  Citations can be paid over the phone by calling 208-799-3040.  Please note that credit card payments will be subject to an additional $3 processing fee.
  • By Mail:  Citations can be paid via mail by sending payment (check or money order made payable to "District Court") to District Court, PO Box 896, Lewiston, ID 83501.
  • Online:  Citations can be paid online by clicking herePlease note that this Court uses the services of Official Payments Corporation, and takes advantage of internet security in handling of your credit card information.  Official Payments Corp. charges a fee for this service.  The amount of the fee is determined by the amount of the payment and is automatically added to your transaction.
  • Drop Box:  A drop box is located west of the Courthouse in the parking lot at 1230 Main Street, Lewiston, Idaho.

What types of payment are accepted?

  • Cash
  • Check or Money Order made payable to "District Court"
  • Credit Card -- Please note that additional fees are assessed for credit card payments.

Driver's License
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In order to get your license reinstated, you must pay the appropriate fee and submit an application to the Idaho Transportation Department.

  • The application and fee information are available by clicking here.
  • You can check the status of your driver's license and pay reinstatement fees online by clicking here.
  • For information on Idaho's Violation Points System, please click here.

No Contact Orders
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A No Contact Order is an order imposed in a criminal case ordering the defendant in the criminal case to stay away from the victim.  An individual cannot petition the Court for a No Contact Order.

Please read the brochure entitled "Protection Orders, Criminal No Contact Orders, Restraining Orders Definitions, Descriptions & Differences" which can be found by clicking here.

Forms requesting to modify or dismiss a No Contact Order can be found by clicking here



Patty Weeks

Patty Weeks

Office Location
1230 Main Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 896
Lewiston, ID 83501



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Office Hours:
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Office Location
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1230 Main Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 896
Lewiston, ID 83501


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