The dust has settled at the Legislative session in Olympia.  There have been  some changes made in important criminal law areas, but Governor Inslee vetoed some of the items passed by the legislature. This is a brief summary of some of the changes in criminal law that have been passed by the legislature and signed [...]

Prosecutors Desk 4-6-14 Juvenile Law(Comments Off)

There has been an important change in the way Washington law treats the most serious juvenile offenders.  The change in the law was the result of a recent decision by the U. S. Supreme Court in a case called Miller vs. Alabama.  That decision ruled that mandatory automatic life sentences for juveniles convicted of the [...]

Prosecutors Desk 3-30-14 Domestic Violence(Comments Off)

On Tuesday, March 25, Joseph R Dean of Valley, Washington was sentenced in Superior Court.  He previously pleaded guilty as charged to a Felony Assault on a Child and a gross misdemeanor 4th degree Assault Domestic Violence on an adult. These charges arose out of an assault that occurred on February 6.  Deputies were called [...]

Prosecutors desk 2-23-14(Comments Off)

On Tuesday of last week there were sentencing hearings on two defendants. The two were Eric Harris and Joshua Edwards. Eric Harris was sentenced for the Second-degree murder of his brother in June of 2013. Mr. Edwards was sentenced as a result of convictions in two separate back-to-back jury trials that arose out of a [...]

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