19-401 No Statute of Limitations for Certain Felonies
19-402 Commencement of Prosecutions for Felonies
19-403 Misdemeanors
19-404 Absence of Defendant From State
19-405 Indictment — When Deemed Found
19-406 Commencement of Prosecutions for Sexual Exploitation by Medical Care Provider

Terms Used In Idaho Code > Title 19 > Chapter 4 - Time of Commencing Criminal Actions

  • 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.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • 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.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories; and the words "United States" may include the District of Columbia and territories. See Idaho Code 73-114