Resources

Sentencing (Other Than LFO)

Exceptional Sentences Down/Basis for Departure (01.2019)

This advisory discusses what qualifies for a departure downward and what doesn't, as well as areas for expansion.

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Good Time Eligibility (Felony) (01.2019)

This advisory discusses the rule for early release, or "Good Time" on felony sentences in Washington, including what qualifies for "Good Time," how much is available and how to earn "Good Time."

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Exceptional Sentence Down Below the Standard Range (01.2019)

This WDA Practice Advisory discusses the law and strategic considerations for using mitigation and seeking an exceptional sentence below the standard range.

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Indeterminate Sex Offense Sentences – Plea Alternative Table (10.2018)

This Practice Advisory is a table of plea offer alternatives you can consider or propose when representing a client facing an indeterminate sex offense. Thanks to Brad Meryhew.

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Indeterminate Sex Offense Sentencing: Counseling Your Client (10.2018)

This Practice Advisory discusses strategies for negotiating cases that involve a potential indeterminate sex offense sentence and tips to help prepare the client facing an indeterminate sentence. This advisory includes information...

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Indeterminate Sex Offense Sentences and the ISRB (10.2018)

This Practice Advisory provides an overview of indeterminate sentencing for sex offenses for non-persistent offenders pursuant to RCW 9.94A.507.

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Persistent Offender – Two Strikes/Three Strikes (08.2018)

This Practice Advisory discusses important information for defenders with Persistent Offender cases.

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Community Parenting Alternative

This practice advisory describes the eligibility criteria and mechanism for requesting one of the two parenting sentencing alternatives under the Sentencing Reform Act (SRA). It is part one of two advisories about these sentencing...

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Parenting Sentencing Alternative (formerly FOSA)

This practice advisory describes the eligibility criteria and mechanism for requesting one of the two parenting sentencing alternatives under the Sentencing Reform Act (SRA). It is part one of two advisories about these sentencing...

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Delivering Inside (WCCW): Residential Parenting Program & Other Situations

This practice advisory reviews the requirements for applying to the WCCW Residential Parenting Program and contains links to the relevant Department of Corrections policies.

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