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Juveniles Adult Court

Constitutional Challenge to Auto-Decline and Motion to Transfer(8.2017)

This brief asks the Superior Court to transfer a case back to juvenile court for a decline hearing and argues that the automatic decline statute is unconstitutional

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St v. Sean Thompson (PFR Washington Supreme Court)(2016)

This petition for review to the Washington Supreme Court argues that the POAA is unconstitutional because a trial court cannot take into consideration youth or developmental maturity at the time of a strike offense.

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St v. Ramos (Washington Supreme Court)

At age 14, Joel Ramos waived decline and plead guilty to four counts of murder. He received an 80 year sentence, and when resentenced later 85 years. This appeal argues his sentence is unconstitutional under the 8th A, that the tr...

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St v. Houston Sconiers (Wa Supreme Court)(8.2016)

Auto Decline is unconstitutional (and other issues).

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St v. Roberts-Auto Decline is Unconstitutional (WA Supreme)(9.2016)

Auto-decline is unconstitutional. Thanks to Kathryn Russell Selk.

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St v. N.N.

Consecutive LWOP sentences of a juvenile convicted of two counts of aggravated murder and other counts violate 8th A and Alleyne. Thanks to Kathryn Russel Selk

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Letter to Prosecutor – Youth as Mitigation

This sample letter asks the prosecution to consider youth/adolescent brain development in settling a case filed in adult felony court and is appropriate for declined youth or young adults 18 to 25. Thanks to Colleen O’Conner...

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ST v. Phet- Demand for Jury Trial (12.2015)

Miller/Montgomery re-sentencing; Motion to reconsider, court has no authority to impose LWOP since jury must find irreparable corruption and no statutory authority for jury to hear and decide that fact. Thanks to Jeff Ellis.

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St v. Phet- Motion to Reconsider (10.2015)

Miller/Montgomery resentencing; Motion to reconsider court ruling on mandatory minimum term in light of St v. Ronquillo. Thanks to Jeff Ellis.

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St. v. Phet -Reply Excpetional Sentence (12.2015)

Miller/Montgomery resentencing; court has authority to run sentences concurrently; state’s argument that sentences must run consecutive violates Miller. Thanks to Jeff Ellis

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