The opinion in Blake is now final as of April 2021. We know that many have questions about the Blake opinion and how the decision will impact them. Our office is currently reviewing our current and past cases and contacting clients who may be impacted.
On July 19th, Governor Jay Inslee provided additional relief to those who are still under DOC supervision for simple drug possession charges. If you are affected, please download and fill out the State v. Blake Clemency Relief Petition.
We have created a FAQ below to help you understand the Blake decision, how it might affect you, and what steps you can take next.
Please contact your attorney directly for specific information about your case.
(Last updated 7/20/21)
The Washington State Supreme Court issued their opinion on February 25, 2021, finding that RCW 69.50.4013; simple felony drug possession statute, is unconstitutional. The decision became final on April 21, 2021.
Yes! You have the right to have counsel appointed and we strongly encourage you to have legal counsel to assist you.
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