State v. Blake Information

What is State v. Blake? 
State v. Blake is a 2021 Washington State Supreme Court decision that ruled the drug possession law unconstitutional. If you were convicted of simple possession of a controlled substance under RCW 69.50.4013 or RCW 69.50.401 you may be eligible to have your conviction vacated and be issued a refund of any legal financial obligations paid towards these cases only.

Do I need to do anything to vacate my drug possession conviction?

No, Zillah Municipal Court is currently working on vacating applicable drug possession convictions.  You may call the Court if you have any questions about your case at 509-829-3543 or email zillahcourtclerk@cityofzillah.us.

What happens after my conviction is vacated?
A copy of the order vacating your conviction will be sent to the Washington State Patrol to update your criminal history record.

How do I request a refund?
Apply for a refund using the Blake Refund Bureau online portal.
For more information on the work being done by the Administrative Office of the Courts related to the Blake decision, click here:
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