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Come learn about the recent Blake Decision from County Clerk, Tim Fitzgerald, and how this ruling affects you!
What is State v. Blake?
On February 25, 2021, the Washington State Supreme Court issued an opinion in State of Washington v. Blake, declaring that RCW 69.50.4013, Washington’s simple possession of a controlled substance statute, violates the due process clause of the state and federal constitutions and is therefore void.
Who is affected?
Individuals convicted and serving a sentence of simple possession of a controlled substance, as well as additional convictions, may be impacted. This includes individuals currently incarcerated, as well as those on community supervision.
How are individuals convicted of simple possession impacted?
Because the Washington State Supreme Court declared the statute to be constitutionally void, Washington courts will apply State of Washington v. Blake to anyone convicted under the RCW 69.50.4013 statute. This means convictions may be vacated, amended, dismissed, etc. by an order from the court.