Resources

Procedural Issues

Limits on Prosecutors’ Charging Decision (6.2013)

This WDA Practice Advisory discusses possible legal challenges to prosecutors' filing or threatening charges.

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Blake Research Memo re Resentencing Strategy Post Blake (4.2021)

Thanks to Brian Flaherty for this memo, also offered as a CLE handout for the 2021 Defender Conference for a session on Blake, Resentencing, and Ethics.

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Statute of Limitations (5.2021)

This WDA Practice Advisory discusses the statute of limitations, including a breakdown of the changes to the statute of limitations for sex crimes in recent years.

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When Accused Must be Present in Court: CrR 3.4 and CrRLJ 3.4, State v. Gelinas, and Bail Jump and Failure to Appear Statutes

The document includes a practice advisory that addresses the interactions between CrR 3.4 and CrRLJ 3.4, State v. Gelinas, and the statutes that criminalize bail jump and failure to appear. It also includes FAQs and a sample waive...

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Courtroom Closure: State v. Bone Club (9.2020)

This WDA Practice Advisory covers the law regarding closure of court room pursuant to State v. Bone-Club. Thanks to WDA Legal Extern Kate Brendenberg.

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Updated ER 413 Motion and Practice Advisory (07.2020)

ER 413 Motion – U visa and Self-Petition ER 413 PD Advisory

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Affidavit of Prejudice (2.2009)

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Outrageous Governmental Conduct (10.2019)

Thanks to WDA Legal Intern Ryan McGowan, 3L. See also the related WDA Practice Advisory on CrR/CrRLJ 8.3(b) Motion to Dismiss.

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CrR/CrRLJ 8.3(b) Motion to Dismiss (10.2019)

Thanks to WDA Legal Intern, Ryan McGowan 3L. See also the related WDA Practice Advisory on Outrageous Governmental Conduct.

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Juvenile or Young Adult Specific Jury Instruction (08.2019)

This Practice Advisory discussed the law and strategy for seeking juvenile or young adult specific jury instructions. There is also a sample brief in the WDA Brief Bank. Thanks to Ryan McGowan, 3L, WDA Legal Extern.

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