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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

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

This practice advisory discusses teh 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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Youth/Young Adults in Adult Court (2018)

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DOC Authority to Correct an Unlawful Sentence (9.2021)

This advisory discusses the obligation DOC has to seek to correct an unlawful sentence in the trial court or Court of Appeals.

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Felony Resentencing Pathways (10.2021)

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Case Summary: In re PRP Domingo Cornelio and In re PRP Ali (9.2021)

This advisory summarized the two decisions In re Domingo Cornelio (2020) and In re Ali (2020) holding State v. Houston-Sconiers is retroactive.

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Persistent Offender (Three Strikes/Two Strikes) 2021 Update

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Blake Flow Chart (7.2021)

This Advisory discusses the issues and questions defense counsel must review/consider when handling a post-conviction relief case based on State v. Blake.

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Double Jeopardy Protections and Blake Vacation Cases (6.2021)

Thanks to David Trieweiler for this research memorandum discussing the double jeopardy issues in Blake motions to vacate and/or motion to resentence.

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