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

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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Charges Police Use to Target Homeless People

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Appointment of Counsel in CrR 7.8(b) Motion- Amendments to CrR 3.1, 7.8 (2.2022)

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Competency – Dealing with Delay 2022 Update (1.2022)

This Practice Advisory provides a brief overview of the Trueblood litigation and possible strategies for challenging ongoing delay in competency proceedings for in custody clients.

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Vacate Misdemeanor Following Completion of Sentence – 2021 Update (10.2021)

This practice advisory discusses the process and impact of vacating misdemeanor convictions following completion of sentence. This advisory does not apply to vacating convictions pursuant to State v. Blake.

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Vacate Felony Following Completion of Sentence 2021 Update (10.2021)

This advisory discusses the process and impact of vacating a felony conviction following completion of sentence. It does not govern vacating a felony pursuant to State v. Blake.

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Challenging Search Warrants After Blake (6.2021)

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