The Blake Decision

On February 25, 2021, the Washington State Supreme Court decided State vs. Blake, No. 968373-0, 481 P.3d 521 (2021). In that decision, the Court determined that the controlled substance offense under RCW 69.50.4013(1) violated the Constitution of the United States and the State of Washington.

This decision impacts certain convictions for possession of controlled substances convictions, e.g., possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, etc. It does not impact the validity of convictions for drug offenses beyond simple possession (e.g., possession with intent to deliver or other controlled substances violations like manufacturing or delivery). It may however affect sentences on other offenses in which the criminal history included a simple possession conviction.

If you believe you have a Kittitas County Superior Court conviction that is impacted by the Blake decision, you may file the form below with the Court Administrator at 205 W 5th Ave, Ste 210, Ellensburg, WA 98926 or via email at superiorcourt@co.kittitas.wa.us to see if you qualify for an attorney to assist you.

Request for Attorney Form