Terms Used In Idaho Code 19-1433

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
In any complaint, information, or indictment, and in any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of any of the provisions of chapters 22, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, or 33, title 37, Idaho Code, it shall not be necessary to negate any exception, excuse, proviso, or exemption, contained in those chapters, and the burden of proof of any such exception, excuse, proviso, or exemption shall be upon the defendant.