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By Richard J. Blok, Idaho Criminal Defense Attorney, and Elisheva M. Patterson, Civil Litigation Attorney.

NOTE: This article was written on August 1, 2022, laws in this area are rapidly changing. Before you make any decisions, consult with your attorney.

On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court announced its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning the constitutional right to abortion found in Roe v. Wade and over 50 years of constitutional precedent. Now that the final decision is published, Idaho’s criminal abortion statute will be triggered and abortion in Idaho will be outlawed on August 25, 2022.

By Richard Blok, Idaho Criminal Defense Attorney

How Arrests Happen

There are only three situations that could give the police the legal authority to arrest you. First, seeing you committing a crime. Second, having probable cause to believe you committed a felony. Third, a neutral magistrate (judge) issuing a warrant based on probable cause. If the police arrest you for some other reason, there is a good chance a qualified criminal defense attorney can have any evidence collect by a search incident to arrest thrown out.

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