PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

Contact Information

Location
Law Enforcement Center
230 N Main Street, Suite 125
Driggs, ID 83422

Other
208-354-2990 (phone)
208-354-2994 (fax)
prosdocs@co.teton.id.us

Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 - 5, or by appointment

Official Facebook:
@TetonCountyProsecutingAttorney

FAQ


Can I report a crime to the Prosecuting Attorney?

In most cases, a crime that took place in Teton County, Idaho, must be reported to the Teton County Sheriff’s Office (“TCSO”). The prosecutor cannot take a crime report for legal reasons. To make a non-emergency report of a crime, call TCSO at (208) 354-2323 or file a report in person at the Law Enforcement Center at 230 N. Main Street, Driggs, Idaho 83422. If you are in imminent danger or witnessing a crime in real time, call 911.

I am the victim of a crime, can I press charges?

Victims do not have the authority to “press” criminal charges. Crimes are charged by the Teton County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney on behalf of the State of Idaho, not on behalf of any individual victim. The decision to file or dismiss charges can only be made by the Prosecuting Attorney or a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. A victim’s wishes will be considered, but this is only one factor of many that must be considered.

I am the victim of a crime, can I drop the charges?

Victims do not have the authority to “drop” criminal charges. Crimes are prosecuted by the Teton County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney on behalf of the State of Idaho, not on behalf of any individual victim. The decision to file or dismiss charges can only be made by the Prosecuting Attorney or a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. A victim’s wishes will be considered, but this is only one factor of many that must be considered.

I am the victim of a crime, can you tell me the defendant’s next court date?

If a criminal case has been filed against the defendant, our Victim Witness Coordinator, Stephanie Egbert, can tell you when the defendant’s next court date will be. You can email her at segbert@co.teton.id.us or call our office at (208) 354-2990.

Can I talk to Ms. Smith? I think she is handling my case because her name is on all my court documents.

Ms. Bailey Smith is the Teton County Prosecuting Attorney and her name appears on almost all court documents filed by our office. If your case is a felony criminal matter, it is possible that Ms. Smith is personally handling your case. However, if you have a misdemeanor criminal case, it is likely being handled by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Richard Friess. If you are unsure who is handling your case, the Prosecuting Attorney who has signed the documents in your case is the one you should contact. However, please note that if you are represented by an attorney, the prosecuting attorney cannot speak with you directly.

I have a lawyer but I would like to talk to the Prosecuting Attorney handling my case. Is that possible?

No. All attorneys are governed by a code of ethics that prevents them from speaking directly to anyone who has an attorney. As long as you are represented by an attorney, we may speak only to your attorney. Any questions that you have about your case should be answered by your attorney.

I want to know whether a road is a County road. Can you tell me?

Teton County periodically publishes a map of all public roads within the County. You can find the current version of the map here.

I want to know whether a property is open range or not. Can you tell me?

Teton County periodically publishes a map of the herd districts within the County. You can find the current version of the map here.

I have a warrant and I would like to take care of it. What should I do?

If you have an outstanding warrant in Teton County, Idaho, you can call the Teton County Sheriff’s Office to arrange a surrender or initial court appearance. If you have questions, you ma our office at (208) 354-2990.

I want to sue someone. Can your office help me?

No. But a private lawyer may be able to help you. If you are looking for a lawyer, you can contact the Idaho State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service at (208) 334-4500 or isb.idaho.gov.

I want a divorce. Can your office help me?

No. But a private lawyer may be able to help you. If you are looking for a lawyer, you can contact the Idaho State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service at (208) 334-4500 or isb.idaho.gov.

I have a complaint about your office. How do I contact you?

If you have a complaint or would like to provide constructive criticism regarding our office, you can email Teton County Prosecuting Attorney Bailey Smith at baileysmith@co.teton.id.us.



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