DISMISSAL OF ACTION
19-3506. Effect of dismissal as bar — dismissal for diversion participant. (1) An order for the dismissal of the action, as provided in this chapter, is a bar to any other prosecution for the same offense, if it is a misdemeanor, except as provided in subsection (2) of this section; but it is not a bar if the offense is a felony.
(2) A prosecuting attorney may move for dismissal of a misdemeanor action, and the court may order such dismissal, if the defendant agrees to participate in a diversion program pursuant to section 19-3509, Idaho Code. The action may be refiled for failure to complete the diversion program, and speedy trial shall be calculated from the date of refiling.
[(19-3506) Cr. Prac. 1864, sec. 586, p. 285; R.S., R.C., & C.L., sec. 8217; C.S., sec. 9181; I.C.A., sec. 19-3406; am. 2019, ch. 305, sec. 6, p. 912.]