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Help Make Courts Treat People Accused of Misdemeanor Probation Violations Fairly

WDA’s proposal to amend CrRLJ 7.6 (which governs misdemeanor probation) would limit the authority of courts of limited jurisdiction to detain people accused of probation violations. Courts can currently detain people arrested on...

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Oppose Changes to Rules About When People Charged with Misdemeanors Have to Go to Court

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DISPARITY BY COUNTY, AGE, TIME, AND OFFENSE FOR DOMINGO CORNELIO ALI RE-SENTENCING CANDIDATES

Robin Hardwick | Washington Defender Association July 13th, 2021   INTRODUCTION This post analyzes the 530 individuals recorded in the Department of Corrections database who were sentenced as an adult for a crime they committed a...

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DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACTS OF THE PERSISTENT OFFENDER LAW: DISPARITY BY RACE, COUNTY, AND AGE FOR INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE FOR RE-SENTENCING UNDER SB 5164

Robin Hardwick | Washington Defender Association June 3rd, 2021 INTRODUCTION This report is in response to Washington Senate Bill 5164, which calls for the re-sentencing of incarcerated individuals sentenced under the “Three Str...

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RACIAL, GENDER, AND COUNTY DISPARITIES FOR SIMPLE DRUG POSSESSION CONVICTIONS IN WASHINGTON STATE

Robin Hardwick | Washington Defender Association July 7th, 2021   INTRODUCTION This post analyzes court data for individuals charged with simple drug possession (RCW 69.50.4013) in Washington State in a direct response to the rec...

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King County Superior Court Seeks Commissioner Pro-Tempore, Ex Parte

This posting is to fill multiple Ex Parte Commissioner Pro-Tempore positions: The hourly pay rate for commissioners Pro-Tempore is $104.23 . Who may apply: This position is open to attorneys licensed to practice in Washington Sta...

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EARLY PLEA SENTENCING GUIDELINES – King County

Early Plea Sentencing Guidelines King County

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WSP Toxicology Lab Methamphetamine Contamination

Prior to becoming a toxicology laboratory, the the WSP Toxicology Laboratory was used to produce methamphetamine for training purposes as part of a crime lab. Between March 1, 2018 and June 19, 2019, the methamphetamine environmen...

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Washington Defender Association Day!

Washington Defender Association celebrated 35 years of fighting for justice this past week. And Governor Inslee recognized the special day through a proclamation making December 14, 2018 Washington Defender Association Day! View t...

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Washington Supreme Court rules juvenile life without parole violates the state constitution.

October 18, 2018 In a decision reached today, State of Washington v. Brian Bassett, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that sentencing juveniles to life without parole is unconstitutional. The sentencing statute, RCW 10.95.030(3)(...

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