Jury trials in most Idaho counties are on hold because of Covid, which means they are trying to resolve more cases through mediation. Otherwise it could be years before these cases go to trial. I work in the criminal justice system in Idaho. It's not unusual for felony cases to be mediated. It's much more common now because of Covid. Mediation does not necessarily mean the charges will be reduced (although that can be one possible outcome) or that the sentence will be more lenient. I've seen plenty of mediated cases that end up with the defendant pleading guilty and going to prison, sometimes for a long time.
In the past, it was less common for misdemeanor cases to be mediated -- although with covid misdemeanor cases are now frequently going to mediation, at least in some parts of Idaho.