Resources

Legal Financial Obligations (LFO)

Challenging LFOs in Courts of Limited Jurisdiction (10.09.2018)

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Challenging LFOs in Superior Court

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Failure to Pay LFOs in Courts of Limited Jurisdiction

This advisory discusses failure to pay LFOs in courts of limited jurisdiction, what is necessary for a finding of willful failure to pay, and available sanctions and relief. 

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Failure To Pay Felony LFOs

This advisory covers statutory and constitutional law related to failure to pay felony LFOs. 

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Legal Financial Obligations: A Comprehensive Tool-Kit for Helping Your Client Avoid Unnecessary Fines and Fees

This packet contains several advisories and motions on LFOs in superior courts and in courts of limited jurisdiction. 

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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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