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Prosecutors Desk 3-27-16(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 3-27-16)

On Tuesday, March 22, Gregory Pritchett of Kettle Falls was sentenced on his plea of Guilty to two counts of Rape in the third degree. Superior Court Judge Pat Monasmith presided at the sentencing hearing. The charges arose out of his conduct with two of his clients in a massage therapy setting. One incident with […]

Prosecutors Desk 3-20-2016(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 3-20-2016)

It happens sometimes that folks get into a situation where they make an agreement with another person to do some work for them, and events occur which neither party anticipated and the work is not done or is not done satisfactorily. The person who is unsatisfied then want criminal charges against the person who did […]

Prosecutors Desk 3-13-2016(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 3-13-2016)

A few weeks ago, I finished reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) that occurred in Hunters last August. The purpose of the review is to make a decision regarding whether or not the officer’s use of deadly force against a person was justified in the situation. Thus, it is important […]

Prosecutors Desk 1-17-2016(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 1-17-2016)

Someone called me not long ago and asked whether or not an ATV was required to be licensed by the DMV if it was used on public roads. I did a little research by asking Auditor Tim Gray who is responsible for the DMV licensing office in the Court House and he gave me a […]

Washington Administrative Code 49.60 RCW(Comments Off on Washington Administrative Code 49.60 RCW)

These provisions of the Washington Administrative Code are now in effect. The enactment of procedures to comply with these rules will require community and school leaders to work together and figure out how this can be best addressed. This is a volatile subject, but public concern must be expressed without threats of violence. There is […]

Prosecutors Desk 12-13-2015(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 12-13-2015)

Someone asked me why I do not write more about cases that are currently in process but only give details after the fact. I appreciate the desire of people to find out about cases that that generate public interest, but I cannot comment about cases that are still in process the same way a reporter […]

Prosecutors Desk 12-6-2015(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 12-6-2015)

Guns have been part of America since the beginning of our nation. Our forefathers wrested freedom from Britain by guns and they recognized how important to freedom was the right to be armed. They did the best they could to protect this right for future generations. They wrote it into the same documents as they […]

Prosecutors Desk 11-29-2015(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 11-29-2015)

Starting this January, Superior Court is making a change in the scheduling of the criminal trial dockets. The actual number of weeks available for trials will remain about the same, but the trial weeks will be scheduled once per month instead of once every two months. This change will facilitate the scheduling of trials and […]

Prosecutors Desk 11-22-2015(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 11-22-2015)

This following is a portion of a letter recently sent to the Governor and Legislature by the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys: The prosecuting attorneys of Washington State overwhelmingly believe that the people of the state should vote on the question of whether the state should retain the death penalty as an option in cases […]

Prosecutors Desk 11-15-2015(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 11-15-2015)

Before a defendant pleads guilty, the court must first make sure the defendant knows what he or she is doing and they have not been threatened or forced to plead guilty. The defendant must also be informed that pleading guilty means giving up certain rights, including the right to a trial and to appeal. The […]