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

New Hope Act forms now available to download

You can download forms from Civil Survival's website to help you vacate your misdemeanor or felony conviction.

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Laura Shaver receives 2019 Anthony Savage Award

Laura Shaver (Everett) is the recipient of WACDL’s 2019 Anthony Savage Award. The award recognizes an outstanding trial performance or result achieved by an attorney in practice for less than ten years. The award will be presented at WACDL’s holiday party and auction on December 6 in Seattle.

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Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional

Electronic Frontier Foundation: In a major victory for privacy rights at the border, a federal court in Boston ruled today that suspicionless searches of travelers’ electronic devices by federal agents at airports and other U.S. ports of entry are unconstitutional.

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These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them.

NY Times: The devices, found in virtually every police station in America, generate skewed results with alarming frequency, even though they are marketed as precise to the third decimal place.

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Save the Date! All-day spring CLE program Mar 27, 2020 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Annual Conference Jun 11, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020 — Campbell's Resort, Chelan, WA
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