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. Jai'Mar Scott, WSSC #94020-7

Is the retroactive application of Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. 460 (2012) to a de facto life sentence for a crime committed as a juvenile a significant and material change in the law sufficient to overcome the 1-year limitation for a challenge to the sentence imposed. Or is the legislative Miller fix contained in RCW 9.94A.730 a sufficient remedy.

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In Re Bar Application of Tarra Simmons

What is sufficient evidence of rehabilitation to establish "character and fitness" to practice law

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In Re Troy Belcher

The appropriateness of civil commitment of a person as a sexually violent predator whose only history occurred as a juvenile.

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State v. Erik Petterson, No. 94439-3

Does a trial court have the authority to modify community custody provisions of a SSOSA.

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Seattle v. Erickson, No. 93408-8

Is the use of a peremptory challenge against the only member of a cognizable racial group a prima facie showing of racial discrimination requiring a full Batson analysis by the trial court.

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