Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

WACDL was formed to improve the quality and administration of justice.  WACDL has over 900 members – private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, and related professionals committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.

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News & Information

LFO Bench Cards

Prepared by the WSSC's Minority and Justice Commission

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State v. Adrian Bentura Ozuna (No. 90666-1)

Unmailed threat is still a threat: Washington State Supreme Court issues September 17, 2015 ruling on witness intimidation case, where WACDL filed an amicus brief.

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US v. Tyrone Davis

WACDL has joined the ACLU and the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of WA in an amicus brief filed in the Ninth Circuit in a case to decide whether a defendant who agreed to a specific sentence as part of a plea agreement on a crack cocaine charge may seek a sentence reduction based on subsequent amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.

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Upcoming Events
Felony Defense: Hot Topics and All That Jazz Dec 04, 2015 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM — The WSCC Conference Center, 8th Avenue and Pike Street, Seattle
WACDL Holiday Party & Auction Dec 04, 2015 05:30 PM - 10:00 PM — The Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center (Seattle)
Federal Bar: Ethics Dec 09, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM — 19th floor conference room at USDC 700 Stewart Street, Seattle
Search and Seizure Mar 18, 2016 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Washington State Convention Center, Seattle
2016 Annual Conference Jun 09, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016 — Chelan, Washington
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