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Kevin M Rogers

Kevin M Rogers

Idaho State Bar Association, Inns of Court
  • Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family Law...
  • Idaho, Idaho
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Idaho native who understands Idaho and its people and officials. Attended schools in Boise, Idaho and Utah, graduating from Borah High School with a B.A. from Brigham Young University and J.D. from BYU Law School. Note Editor of the Journal of Public Law.
Seasoned attorney with 25 years experience. Experienced attorney in litigation, including family law, divorce and custody; bankruptcy, criminal defense, drug possession, DUI, domestic violence. If you are going through a divorce and concerned about your rights and have children and want what's best for them, I am the lawyer you want in court with you. If you have been stopped by police and charged with a crime and worried about what will happen to you? Will I be able to bond out? How will this affect my job, my family, my ability to continue to work, then I am the lawyer you want in court with you. You will have an attorney with experience as a seasoned trial lawyer. I will answer the phone when you call and i will meet with you and listen to you. If you are at a point in life where you need some help and don't know where else to turn, please give me a call.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Bankruptcy
  • Family Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    I will accept credit cards. There is a 2.75% fee in addition to the fees quoted when using a credit card.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Criminal defense, adoptions, bankruptcy, most business issues are amenable to a "flat fee" for services I provide. This means I will charge you a one-time fee to represent you and that's all the money you will pay.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Idaho
Idaho
Languages
  • Korean: Spoken
Professional Experience
Idaho State Bar Association, Inns of Court
Current
Education
Brigham Young University
J.D. (1989) | Korean Language, Political Science
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Honors: Academic Scholarship
Activities: Debate, Moot Court
J. Ruben Clark Law School
J.D. (1989) | Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, Torts, Bankruptcy I & II, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Remedies
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Most criminal defense and bankruptcy cases will operate on a flat fee basis. All custody matters and other litigation matters will operate on a non-refundable retainer basis plus an hourly rate billing.
Honors: Note Editor: Journal of Publc Law
Activities: Engaged in drafting contracts, custody proceedings, business litigation, legal advise and counsel; appearances and litigation in courtrooms.
Brigham Young University
B.A. (1986) | Political Science, statistics, Korean language
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Wanted to become a physician but the law became of interest to me in a freak accident where my 2 yr. old son Michael had pulled himself up onto a metal folding chair in Sunday School class and in doing so, the chair folded up on his finger, cutting it off. We rushed the lad to UC Davis Hospital where he was triaged behind those drunks who had fallen down after biting their lips etc., and I was enraged. Here was my little boy losing his finger as I struggled to hold the tip to the exposed bone, horrified watching as it dried out. At last a cart with saline went by and I grabbed it and began squirting the finger tip with saline. Ultimately he was seen and the finger was saved. However, when I wrote the LDS Church and asked if they would please remove all such sharp, folding chairs from their buildings to keep the same thing from happening again, i was poo-pooed and told that the Church is self-funded and does not have a liability policy, to which my response was "well isn't that too bad, because all I asked you to do is remove similar chairs to prevent a similar occurrence from repeating itself and all you tell me is "let us do our jobs." I was furious and vowed that day to sue the Church. It was this experience that led me to become an attorney. Too many people are victims of crimes and negligence. They are in need of an advocate. I have spent my career advocating for people.
Honors: Note Editor for the Journal of Public Health
Activities: Extensive studies into the history of the LDS Church which led me to ask to have my name removed.
Professional Associations
Idaho State Bar # 4076
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51 Questions Answered

Q. If someone comes uninvited onto my property and let's out my dogs, can I hold them responsible for any damages?
A: Your defense is not good unfortunately. Short of getting a signed confession rom the person who lifted the bar that allowed the dogs to escape, I’m afraid that you’re absolutely 100% liable.
Q. what does a lawyer do
A: Lawyers fix problems for people. If lawyers represent people in business, they might draft Merger Agreements, Purchase & Sale Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Dissolution Agreements and various filings for federal and state tax purposes or employment or retirement agreements, labor etc. If the lawyer is a family law lawyer he represents men or women who need help dissolving their marriages in a fair and equitable way. Sometimes when the parents have children it involves thinking about what would be in the children's best interests so as to draft agreements that the court will approve of and making sure that the mother has enough child support for herself and their children. If the lawyer is a criminal defense lawyer, he defends folks who get arrested by the police and face imprisonment if they are convicted and try to minimize the effect on the individual through negotiation or motions to suppress evidence because it is believed that the police officer overstepped his lawful authority. If the lawyer works for governments he works within a specified parameter of bounds that he can operate in, always keeping in mind where he works and for whom he works. Law is a rewarding career.
Q. We bought a home 3 days ago and discovered major water damage tonight. There is significant mold in carpet. Any rights?
A: Seller's agent is responsible to inform buyer of known omissions to the buyer. The first question to be answered is: whether the seller had an "agent." Did you deal directly with the seller or someone else? An agent is a person who has been authorized to act on behalf of a principal towards the performance of a specific task or series of tasks. An agency relationship is created through the actions of the principal who either: (1) expressly grants the agent authority to conduct certain actions on his or her behalf; (2) impliedly grants the agent authority to conduct certain actions which are necessary to complete those actions that were expressly authorized; or (3) apparently grants the agent authority to act through conduct towards a third party indicating that express or implied authority has been granted. However, agency relationships are limited in scope to the express, implied, and apparent authority granted by the principal and only acts by the agent that are within the scope of the agency relationship affect the principal's legal liability. In addition, where an agency relationship exists, the principal has a right to control the agent. Where a party acts in concert with the principal but is not under his or her control, an agency relationship does not arise. Was the inspection called by the buyer or the seller? The inspector definitely has exposure for not catching the water damage, if a reasonable inspection should have uncovered the water damage. Idaho Code section 54-2093(1) of the Idaho Code says: "a client . . . whether buyer or seller, shall not be liable for a wrongful act, error, omission or misrepresentation of his broker or his broker's licensees unless the client had actual knowledge of or reasonably should have known of the wrongful act, error, omission or misrepresentation." I.C. § 54-2093(1) (emphasis added). Proving the seller had or should have had knowledge may be much easier to prove than attributing knowledge to the Inspector.
Q. I am in need of some advice. I pled voluntarily guilty to petit theft.
A: Hello Arourah, Before a warrant comes out you should call me and see if I can get the prosecutor to give you one more opportunity to sign up for "alternative sentencing." But you REALLY need to hurry. Otherwise there will be a warrant coming and then the only option will be to turn yourself in and sit for 5 days. Good luck to you! My number is 208-805-9880
Q. When reliced from prison am I required to abide by the policies that were in effect when I was sentenced or the changed?
A: You are subject to the rules in place when you get out of prison or parole. If your JOC did not mention supervision fees, you should ask your Parole Officer if you have to pay fees now. If you disagree with what he/she tells you then you may contact the Court and look at your Judgment of Conviction to see if it contains a provision for supervised release but no fees. It would be unusual but possible. If you are unable to pay supervision fees you may ask the Court to waive the fees for a period of time or permanently.
Q. I was arrested June of 2017, in return for some charges dropped I agreed to be a confidential informant, I helped arret
A: Nope. Your conviction, your testimony etc. are public record. The trial itself is public record. If the newspaper promised you that they would keep your name out of their paper and did not, then you have an action for breach of contract against the newspaper. Did social media publish anything untrue about you? Truth is thE defense against slander and libel. If a private person published untruths about you on social media, THAT is actionable.
Q. Gayron Zaugg caused his company to double bill me and pocket the money. He is refusing to answer my phone calls.
A: "Secondary paper" is bought and sold all the time, so yes, its legal for a business to sell whatever accounts they have collect on or sell to "bundle" or sell separately. However, upon googling "Geyron Zaugg," there doesn't seem to be any information on him. From your question I gathered that Mr. Zauugg worked for SHS? If so, then SHS is absolutely liable for any double billing and assuming you caught the mistake before you actually sent double payments, then I don't think you have any recourse at this point. If you paid double payments then do your own accounting and simply subtract the double payment from the balance you owe. Why can't you do this? Alder Security is a real company with an address in Utah. Live Security is a real business with an address in Idaho, so it doesn't appear to me that they are trying to scam you. It appears that SHS may have neglected to quit billing you once they transferred their account. Your contract is not fulfilled until May of 2020, so have you continued to pay monthly? If you don't then you will be at fault and liable. Nothing you have said here gives you the right to back out of your contract or quit paying.
Q. In Idaho can a defendant withdraw a guilty plea after signing court documents but has yet to be formally sentenced?
A: RULE 1.3: DILIGENCE A lawyer shall act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client. Commentary [1] A lawyer should pursue a matter on behalf of a client despite opposition, obstruction or personal inconvenience to the lawyer, and take whatever lawful and ethical measures are required to vindicate a client's cause or endeavor. A lawyer must also act with commitment and dedication to the interests of the client and with zeal in advocacy upon the client's behalf. A lawyer is not bound, however, to press for every advantage that might be realized for a client. For example, a lawyer may have authority to exercise professional discretion in determining the means by which a matter should be pursued. Your attorney may be acting in your best interests by asking you to waive your Preliminary Hearing, I do the same thing frequently. However, communication with the clients is the most important thing we can do as attorneys.
Q. How long after my vehicle has been repossessed and sold should I receive a letter from the creditor about the sale?
A: Idaho law provides five (5) days for you to replevin (recover) your car. Once the lien holder has presented the paperwork showing the note, the judgment and the order for sale to satisfy the amt. due, it will be sold VERY quickly.
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Kevin M. Rogers Law Offices
2399 S. Orchard St., Ste. 204
Boise, ID 83705
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