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Brief Bank

Brief Bank Information

WDA has created a brief bank for use by its members and those engaged in indigent defense in Washington State. This bank was created by the resource attorneys, who have either written these motions or received them from other practicing attorneys. If you have a motion that you would like to contribute to this bank, please contact the resource attorneys, who will then update and publish it to the bank.

AOC Brief Bank

The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) maintains a brief bank that is based upon the briefs filed for indigent appeals in the Washington State Courts of Appeal and Washington State Supreme Court in the last ten or more years. Follow this link to their website.

As with all resources, WDA staff does its best to keep the brief bank updated but it is your obligation to make sure that the caselaw is still current.

 

Below are the most recently updated documents and links in all brief bank subcategories.

Sample PRP- Resentencing of Youth (Suarez)(11.2020)

This PRP brief argues that a youth prosecuted and sentenced in adult court is entitled to resentencing based on the retroactive change in the law following State v. Houston-Sconiers. Thanks to Jeff Ellis for this brief.

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Sample PRP Resentencing of Youth (Moore) (11.2020)

This PRP brief argues that a youth prosecuted and sentenced in adult court is entitled to resentencing based on the retroactive change in the law following State v. Houston-Sconiers. Thanks to Jeff Ellis for this brief.

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Sample PRP Resentencing of Youth (Lewis) (12.2020)

This brief argues that a youth prosecuted and sentenced as an adult is entitled to resentencing pursuant to the retroactive change in the law resulting from State v. Houston-Sconiers. Thanks to Jeff Ellis for sharing this brief.

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Sample PRP-Resentencing of Youth in Adult Court (Forcha Williams)(12.2020)

This PRP Brief argues that a youth prosecuted and sentenced in adult court is entitled to resentencing based on the retroactive change in the law resulting from State v. Houston-Sconiers. Thanks to Jeff Ellis for this brief.

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Sample PRP Brief -Resentencing of Youth (Durham) (12.2020)

This PRP argues that a youth prosecuted and sentencing in adult court is entitled to a resentencing hearing based on the retroactive change in the law following State v. Houston-Sconiers. Thanks to Jeff Ellis for sharing this brie...

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Sample PRP -Resentencing of Youth (Carter-Vincent)(11.2020)

This PRP brief argues that a youth prosecuted and sentenced in adult court is entitled to resentencing based on the retroactive change in the law following State v. Houston-Sconiers. Thanks to Jeff Ellis for this brief.

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Sample Memo Re Motion to Vacate Judgment and Resentence (11.2020)

This memorandum seeks vacation of judgment and resentencing of a youth prosecuted and sentenced in adult court prior to State v. Houston-Sconiers. Thanks to Jeff Ellis for sharing this brief.

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Sample Motion: CrR 7.8 Motion for Resentencing (9.2020)

This motion to vacate judgment seeks resentencing of a youth sentenced as an adult for a crime committed at age 16 prior to State v. Houston-Sconiers. Thanks to Jeff Ellis for sharing this brief.

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Sample Motion to Vacate Failure to Register CrR 7.8(b)(5)(12.2020)

This sample Motion to Vacate pursuant to CrR 7.8(b)(5) moves to vacate a prior conviction for FAILURE TO REGISTER based on an out of state conviction that is not comparable to a Washington offense. See State v. Batson, 9 Wn.App.2d...

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CrRLJ 7.8 Motion_Reverse DWLS 3 Conviction_DOL Mailing Custom_ 10.15.20

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