Resources

Legal Financial Obligations (LFO)

LFOs in Courts of Limited Jurisdiction – New Legislation E2SHB1783 (5-2018)

In 2018 the Washington Legislature made significant changes to the imposition and collection of legal financial obligations (LFOs). These changes include elimination of imposition of costs on a defendant who is indigent at the ti...

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LFO 2018 Update – Superior Court (05.2018)

In 2018 the Washington Legislature made significant changes to the imposition and collection of legal financial obligations (LFOs). These changes include elimination of imposition of costs on a defendant who is indigent at the tim...

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LFO- Felony Restitution (7.2017)

This advisory discusses the case law and statutory authority for trial courts to order and modify restitution in felony cases. Thanks to WDA Extern/SU 2L T.Patrick Harnois.

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ACLU’s Interest Waiver Guide

External link to the ACLU

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LFO- Sample Intake Form (12.2014)

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LFO- Felony Restitution (7.2017)

This advisory discusses the case law and statutory authority for trial courts to order and modify restitution in felony cases. Thanks to WDA Extern/SU 2L T.Patrick Harnois.

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Failure To Pay LFOs AS Probation Violation (6.2016)

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RALJ Appeals on LFOs

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Challenging LFOs- Mandatory v. Discretionary – Courts of Limited Jurisdiction (8.2015)

This advisory discusses what legal financial obligations may be waived and what evidence can support a motion to waive.

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Challenging LFOs- Mandatory vs. Discretionary (Superior Court) (7.2015)

This advisory discusses what LFOs the court must impose and what the court has discretion to waive, as well as important factors for the court to consider.

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