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Procedural Issues

Opposing Trial Taxes: Challenging the State’s Motion to Amend (8.2017)

This Practice Advisory discusses St. v. Lamb and other caselaw as well as potential strategies for defenders when challenging the State’s motion to amend up. State v. Lamb. Thanks to Daron Morris.

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The Right To Proceed Pro Se And The Role Of Standby Counsel (12.2016)

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Standby Counsel And Pre-Trial Assistance (12.2016)

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Statute of Limitations- Lesser Offenses (1.2014)

This advisory addresses how to determine if the statute of limitation has run for a lesser offense.

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Statute of Limitations – 2013 Update (1.2014)

This advisory provides an overview of the statute of limitations and covers the 2103 legislation, SHB 1352, expanding the time in which to prosecute sex crimes against children.

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Plea Offer-Threats to Amend Up if No Deal

Prosecutors generally have wide discretion in bringing charges and entering plea bargains, but there are some limits. This advisory discusses some strategies for challenging a plea offer with threats to amend the charges to add ch...

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Misdemeanor Restitution Hearings (8.2012)

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Lesser Included Offenses – Burglary (4.2012)

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Plea Offer Contingent on No Witness Interview (12.2012)

Strategies for coping with or contesting this practice by prosecutors.

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Recording Pre-Trial Witness Interviews (9.2011)

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