Post archive for ‘Stevens County Prosecutor Desk’

Sometimes you get what you ask for(Comments Off on Sometimes you get what you ask for)

Sometimes you get what you ask for On April 12, 2016 Connor Chandler left work and came home to where he lived with his parents in Spokane Valley. He was driving his 1983 Toyota pickup that had been in the family since his father bought the truck 33 years earlier. Connor parked and locked the […]

Prosecutors Desk 8-8-16 – Things Change(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 8-8-16 – Things Change)

Things change Recently, I was watching a documentary of the Apollo Space program. It was a Jon Howard film told by and from the viewpoint of 9 of the 12 men who went to the moon. The film documents the consummate effort of the scientific and industrial community to fulfill the challenge of late president […]

Prosecutors Desk 7-31-16(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 7-31-16)

I have been asked why we ever let someone plead to something that carries less punishment than all that could be charged. They felt that offering anything less than everything that could be charged was somehow letting the defendant get away with something. The process of bargaining with a defendant is common to the criminal […]

Prosecutors Desk 7-25-16(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 7-25-16)

Last week there were two jury trials in District Court. Both were on DUI cases. Both of the cases were the result of vehicle stops in Chewelah or just outside Chewelah. Washington State Patrol troopers processed both cases and Deputy Prosecutor prosecuted both cases. One stop was the result of a call by a citizen […]

Prosecutors Desk 7-10-16(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 7-10-16)

A Supreme Court opinion was issued last week that is very interesting in an odd way. The opinion is State v. K.H.-H. It is a juvenile case. The issue that the Supreme Court decided was whether or not a juvenile had a constitutional right to refuse to apologize to his victim as the judge had […]

Prosecutors Desk 7-4-16(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 7-4-16)

Quotations I like: Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future. – John F Kennedy We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, […]

Prosecutors Desk 6-12-16 – Use it or Lose it(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 6-12-16 – Use it or Lose it)

Use it or lose it That is the message from the state of Washington to land owners who have water rights associated with their land. They face what is called an Involuntary Relinquishment if the water right associated with their property is not used for a period of five years. This is the education and […]

Prosecutors Desk 6-5-16(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 6-5-16)

Before someone can plead guilty, the court must carefully inform him or her that by entering a plea, the person gives up certain rights. That among the rights is the right to a trial and at that trial to question and confront witnesses against them. Another right he or she is informed that they are […]

Prosecutors Desk 5-22-16(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 5-22-16)

Since last October, we have been prosecuting a case against Jack Kenneth Gannon, DOB 7/26/1961. The charges amount to six counts of Dealing in Child Pornography and one count of Receipt of Child Pornography. Someone who noticed some changes on their computer after Mr. Gannon had it in his possession and brought this case to […]

Prosecutors Desk 5-15-16(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 5-15-16)

One of the first steps that must be taken in any criminal case is to make sure the person accused is capable of understanding what is going on. They have to be able to make sense of the proceedings and to be able to assist his or her attorney. They must be competent to participate […]