Tag: criminal law

Plea Bargaining in Washington

Plea bargaining is a process of negotiation in which the prosecutor offers the defendant certain concessions in exchange for a plea of guilty. Such a plea is a formal admission … Read More

Compensatory Pretrial Detention

Our traditional nationwide system of bail for pretrial release has been the recent target of numerous attacks. As a result there have been many proposed and actual reforms attempting to … Read More

Criminal Law: Insanity Defense

The Washington Supreme Court held prospectively in State v. Crenshaw that a trial court should not include in its jury instruction a definition of “wrong” under the M’Naghten test for … Read More