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

Frank Cikutovich on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer

"I truly believe in fighting for the rights of all those accused"

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WACDL Court Rules Committee prepares package of rule proposals

The WACDL Court Rules Committee is preparing a package of rule change proposals to submit in 2017 for the scheduled review of criminal law court rules.

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In Re Owens, 32694-2-III

On January 31, 2017 the COA, Division III issued an unpublished decision. WACDL is joining a motion to publish.

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New Sentencing Publications Available

Adult felony sentencing in Washington

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Upcoming Events
Federal Bar: Closing Arguments Apr 12, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM — 19th floor conference room at USDC 700 Stewart Street, Seattle
Defending Drug Cases Apr 14, 2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Tacoma - Rhodes Center, Orcas Room
2017 Annual Conference Jun 08, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017 — Campbell's Resort on Lake Chelan
WACDL Tweets

Washington Chief Justice Concerned Over ICE Reports https://t.co/WqOKb6xyqK

Tacoma hit with another fine for withholding Stingray record https://t.co/RtIyG6oEBU

Another judge rules in favor of bite mark evidence, for the same misguided reasons: https://t.co/YJl8u5aiOy

'Innocent until proven guilty' should mean what it says: Column https://t.co/dfU8Fpb3uu via @usatoday

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