Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
WACDL was formed to improve the quality and administration of justice. WACDL has over 900 members – private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, and related professionals committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.
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News & Information
Prepared by the WSSC's Minority and Justice Commission
Unmailed threat is still a threat: Washington State Supreme Court issues September 17, 2015 ruling on witness intimidation case, where WACDL filed an amicus brief.
WACDL has joined the ACLU and the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of WA in an amicus brief filed in the Ninth Circuit in a case to decide whether a defendant who agreed to a specific sentence as part of a plea agreement on a crack cocaine charge may seek a sentence reduction based on subsequent amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.