Resources

Practice Advisories

WDA staff and the resource attorneys have created practice advisories on issues relevant to indigent defense. These documents are in Word format and you are encouraged to cut and paste them into your motions and other documents.

If you have an issue that you feel we should prepare an advisory on, let us know. If you have prepared practice advisories and would like to submit one for publication to the indigent defense community, please contact staff for publication to our data base.

As with all resources, WDA attempts to keep these documents current, but it is your responsibility to check the law for changes.

Here are the main subcategories for our Practice Advisories.

 

Below are the most recently updated documents and links in all practice advisories categories

MALICIOUS PROSECUTION

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Prosecutorial Vindictiveness

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Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative (SSOSA) (8.2022)

This advisory provides an overview of the special sex offender sentencing alternative (SSOSA), a community-based alternative sentence imposed in lieu of a lengthy prison term.

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Know Your Rights- Client Handout Re: Voting Rights Restoration (8.2022)

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Voting Rights Restoration – 2021 Legislation Update (8.2022)

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Fighting Competency Delays (8.2022)

This advisory summarizes the content from the WDA webinar Opposing Delayed Competency Evaluations and Restoration. 

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MHSA Checklist 05 2022

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Challenging the Admissibility of a Breath Test

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DWLS Argument Guide

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Minor in Possession Advisory

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