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Criminal Prosecutions


Please visit our Victim Services page to access information about victim's rights, restitution/damage claims, and resources available to victims.


The Nez Perce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office prosecutes felony and misdemeanor crimes (when the misdemeanor occurs outside the city limits of Lewiston and within the boundaries of Nez Perce County). If the misdemeanor citation is issued by the Nez Perce County Sheriff, the Idaho State Police, the Idaho Fish and Game or the Port of Entry, those citations are prosecuted by the Nez Perce County Prosecutor’s Office regardless of where in Nez Perce County the offense occurred. All other misdemeanor crimes, with the exception of Domestic Violence crimes (which are ALL handled by the Nez Perce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office), occurring within the city limits of Lewiston are handled by the City Attorney’s Office in Lewiston, Idaho. (208-746-7948)

The Nez Perce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office also prosecutes juvenile delinquency and infraction cases, which are very similar to criminal proceedings, but are considered civil proceedings. The prosecutor's office handles the defense of civil cases which seek to overturn criminal convictions or sentences. Click on any of the links below to obtain more information about the following areas:

Criminal cases:


Civil suits which are like criminal cases:

Juvenile Prosecutions

Civil suits to overturn criminal convictions and sentences:

Post Conviction Relief Proceedings Habeas Petitions


To find out more information about felony drug courts in Nez Perce County, please visit our Drug Courts web page.


The county prosecuting attorney has certain obligations with respect to requests from other states to have criminal defendants returned to that state and in getting criminal defendants returned to the State of Idaho. The prosecutor's office works with the Idaho Governor's Office and agencies from other jurisdictions in order to process extraditions. This largely involves obtaining certified copies of various court documents and forwarding them to the jurisdiction that has the defendant in custody. You can learn more about extraditions at the Extraditions web page.



Justin Coleman

Justin Coleman

Office Location
1221 F Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1267
Lewiston, ID 83501

(208) 799-3073

(208) 799-3080

E-mail Justin

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