As there may be more one source to obtaining Idaho criminal, civil and divorce records, it is important to search multiple state courts to find the correct records. Idaho State Court Structure
Idaho youth courts are courts that sentence first time offenders, between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, who are still in school, and that have entered a plea of guilty for the offense of either minor in possession of or consumption of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and/or paraphernalia. Curfew violations may also be heard. The Idaho magistrates divisions hear tort, contract, real property rights for $0 to $10,000, small claims (with amount in controversies of $4,000 and below), estate, mental health, and other miscellaneous civil matters. The magistrates divisions also hear domestic relations matters, misdemeanor matters, and DWI or DUI matters. The magistrates divisions have exclusive traffic or other violation jurisdiction. Additionally, have jurisdiction over juvenile matters, and hold venue to preliminary hearings. Idaho's district courts are its trial courts. These courts hear tort, contract, real property rights from $0 with no maximum, estate, mental health, and other miscellaneous civil matters. The district courts also hear domestic relations matters. They have exclusive jurisdiction to hear cases involving felonies, criminal appeals matters, various misdemeanors, and DWI or DUI matters. District courts have jurisdiction over juvenile matters as well. Idaho's courts of appeal have mandatory jurisdiction to hear cases involving various civil matters, noncapital criminal matters, juvenile matters, and original proceeding cases assigned by the supreme court. District courts have no discretionary jurisdiction. Idaho's highest court is the supreme court. The supreme court has mandatory jurisdiction in various civil, capital criminal, criminal, administrative agency, juvenile, disciplinary, and original proceeding cases. It has discretionary jurisdiction in various civil, noncapital criminal, administrative agency, juvenile, certified questions from federal courts, original proceedings, interlocutory decision cases.