Resources

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.

OPD Brief Bank

The Washington State Office of Public Defense (OPD) 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 the OPD Brief Bank.

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.

IID Requirement As Part Of Deferred Prosecution Violates Due Process – By Lauren McLane

DOL’s process for noting an ignition interlock device requirement on a defendant’s driving record following that defendant’s entry into a deferred prosecution violates due process.

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Order- North Bend Camping Ordinance Unconstitutional

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North Bend Camping Ordinance Unconstitutional- By Shawn McCully

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Order- Everett Camping Ordinance Unconstitutional- January 2016

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Everett Camping Ordinance Unconstitutional- By Chris Baker

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Motion for Sanctions

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Cross Exam of Cop- PWI Case

A second sample cross exam thanks to Leanne Stogsdill.

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Cross Exam Cop_PWI Case

Sample cross of cop in PWI – Thanks to Leann Stogsdill.

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Mtn to WD Guilty Plea – Not informed of Possible Defense

Ineffective assistance – defense counsel failed to inform defendant of possible mental defense prior to entry of plea

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Motion to Withdraw Plea_ Misinformed as to SSOSA Eligibility

Defendant was misinformed that he was eligibile for SSOSA, but his crime was not statutorily eligible.

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