Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The mission of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is to foster the integrity, independence and expertise of criminal defense lawyers; to support the criminal defense community through education and the exchange of information; to promote the fair and just administration of criminal justice; and to ensure due process and defend the rights secured by law for all persons accused of crime.

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News & Information

State v. Michael Henderson #9560301

WA Supreme Court granted State's petition for review following a COA decision that reversed a Murder 2 conviction for the trial court's failure to give an excusable homicide jury instruction.

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Lacaze v. Louisiana, #17-1566

Petition for certiorari to US Supreme Court requesting clarification on the standards to be used by courts when addressing whether a defendant has been denied an impartial jury.

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Kent Underwood on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Kent Underwood on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer

"Sometimes the accused really did not do it."

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Upcoming Events
Drugs & Immigration – Guarding Miranda and Waivers Rancheros: Cultural Considerations in the Suppression of Confessions Sep 07, 2018 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM — 19th floor conference room at USDC 700 Stewart Street, Seattle
Deselection Voir Dire Workshop Sep 28, 2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Rhodes Center — Orcas Room, 949 Market Street, Tacoma
Sex Offense Defense Oct 19, 2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Washington State Convention Center, 7th Avenue and Pike Street, Seattle
Practical Evidence Dec 07, 2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Washington State Convention Center, 7th Avenue and Pike Street, Seattle
WACDL Tweets

Seattle Times Op-ed calls for blanket pardon for elderly nonviolent drug offenders. https://t.co/PmXhXIZ1BE

SCOTUS: police must get search warrants to track cell phone locations.https://t.co/qv5SaXHYKx

Supreme Court Will Decide If Civil Forfeiture Is Unconstitutional, Violates The Eighth Amendment via @forbes https://t.co/8jOCK3QzSA

Anthony Ray Hinton spent almost 30 years on death row. Now he has a message for white America. https://t.co/nUj8BPEsHG by @lilianasegura

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