HeadsUp for Washington State: Court Opinions From Thursday, March 27, 2014

HeadsUp for Washington State: Court Opinions From Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014 

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The Washington Supreme Court filed 2 new opinions and Division Three of the Court of Appeals filed no new published opinions on Thursday, March 27, 2014

1. State v. Deskins
No. 88140-5

(March 27, 2014)
2014 Wash. LEXIS 244 (lexis.com)

2014 Wash. LEXIS 244 (Lexis Advance)

Areas: CRIMINAL LAW

Brief: The trial court had the authority to set, as a term of probation, the condition that the defendant convicted of the misdemeanor offense of cruelty to animals may not own or live with any animals. Also, the trial court did not violate the defendant's due process rights when it proceeded to sentencing shortly after the trial ended and imposed restitution to compensate for the cost of caring for the animals.

2. State v. Owens
No. 88905-8 
(March 27, 2014)
2014 Wash. LEXIS 243 (lexis.com)

2014 Wash. LEXIS 243 (Lexis Advance)

Areas: CRIMINAL LAW

Brief: RCW 9A.82.050 describes only two alternative means of committing first degree trafficking in stolen property, and each was supported by sufficient evidence in this case.

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