News of Interest

10 Critical Reforms Local Prosecutors Should Embrace, NW Lawyer, June 2019

Of particular interest:


In July 2020, the Washington State Supreme Court held that shackling a defendant during pre-trial hearings violates the Washington State Constitution when there has not been an individualized determination that the shackling is necessary. This type of shackling infringes on a defendant’s ability to present a defense and consult with their attorney. Read the full opinion here: https://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/pdf/976813.pdf


News of Interest

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Laurence Blakely, Public Defender
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