Resources

Sentencing (Other Than LFO)

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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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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