(1) Treason against the people of the state consists in

Terms Used In Washington Code 9.82.010

  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • person: may be construed to include the United States, this state, or any state or territory, or any public or private corporation or limited liability company, as well as an individual. See Washington Code 1.16.080
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
(a) Levying war against the people of the state, or
(b) Adhering to its enemies, or
(c) Giving them aid and comfort.
(2) Treason is a class A felony and punishable by death.
(3) No person shall be convicted for treason unless upon the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act or by confession in open court.


IntentEffective date2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.
Treason defined and evidence required: State Constitution Art. 1 § 27.