Resources

Sentencing (Other Than LFO)

Preparing Your Client with Accommodations Needs for DOC (8.2019)

This advisory discusses basic information about the transition to DOC to serve a prison sentence and offers tips for attorneys representing clients with medical, mental health or intellectual disability in need of accommodation.

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Exceptional SRA Mitigating Sentences-Parenting or Family Circumstances

This practice advisory outlines legal arguments in support of requesting an exceptional mitigating SRA sentence by a person who is parenting or providing care to a minor child in light of the Law decision.    The below listed re...

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Exceptional Mitigating SRA Sentences-Personal Circumstances

This practice advisory outlines the legal basis for consideration of personal circumstances to support a request for a sentence below the standard sentencing range.     The below listed resource provides a list of publications, ...

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Vacate Misdemeanor (10.2014)

This advisory discussed the rules for vacating Washington adult court misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor convictions.

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Vacate – Felony (8.2014)

This advisory discusses the rules for vacating a Washington felony conviction.

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DOSA – 2019 Update (2.2019)

This practice advisory discusses the DOSA treatment based alternative sentence for felony crimes sentenced pursuant to the SRA.

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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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