The Nez Perce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office prosecutes all misdemeanor crimes occurring outside the city limits of Lewiston and within the boundaries of Nez Perce County. If the 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. Generally 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).
MISDEMEANOR CRIMINAL STATUTES
Misdemeanor criminal statutes are found throughout the Idaho Code. They are primarily found in Title 18 (general criminal laws), Title 37, Chapter 27 (drug laws), and Title 49 (traffic). You can search for Idaho criminal statutes at the State of Idaho's Statutes and Constitution web site.
County ordinances can also make violations misdemeanors.
STATUTORY CRIMINAL PROCEDURES
Criminal procedures for misdemeanors are the same as for felonies and are located primarily in Title 19 of the Idaho Code. You can search for Idaho criminal procedural statutes and constitutional provisions at the State of Idaho's Statutes and Constitution web site.
The prosecutor's office works in conjunction with the following agencies in the discharge of their responsibilities:
Nez Perce County Justice Services Misdemeanor Probation