Office Number: 208-529-1348
The Prosecuting Attorney is the voice of the citizens of Bonneville County in the courts of law.
We are dedicated to keeping our community safe. We are a fast-paced, high-volume office whose employees dedicate themselves to our team effort. The Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney is assisted by 11 deputy prosecutors, 13 administrative staff, and 1 special agent in 4 divisions:
Jefferey L. Thomason, Jr., Acting Division Chief
Penelope North Shaul, Deputy Division Chief
Nine attorneys represent the State of Idaho as trial attorneys in the prosecution of criminal actions in Juvenile, Magistrate, and District Court proceedings and assist the Prosecuting Attorney in performing all statutory and constitutional functions.
Two attorneys provide legal counsel to all Bonneville County elected officials, department heads, and numerous county agencies and departments. Serving the role as an in-house law firm for the county, the Civil Division works to prevent or solve a wide range of legal problems by issuing formal written opinions and memoranda, providing general day-to-day legal advice, and handling civil litigation to which Bonneville County is a party, whether as a plaintiff or defendant.
Legal Assistants support attorneys in the criminal division with their caseloads, drafting pleadings, fulfilling the prosecutor’s discovery obligations and maintaining various office files and office data systems.
Victim/Witness coordinators ensure crime victims and witnesses are provided assistance in interacting with the criminal justice system. In particular, these skilled employees work closely with victims of all types of crimes to ensure their rights are protected and that they have the support they need to assist in prosecutions. They additionally assist victims with applying for victim’s compensation and restitution.
Special Agents of the Prosecuting Attorney are certified peace officers in the State of Idaho with the same authority as other licensed law enforcement officers. The investigations division supports deputy prosecuting attorneys in the preparation of major cases for jury trial conducting background investigations on defendants to support a just sentence. Special Agents work with all law enforcement agencies in the county to develop stronger cases for prosecution.
The mission of the Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is to do justice.