§ 9.94A.010 Purpose.
§ 9.94A.015 Finding — Intent — 2000 c 28.
§ 9.94A.020 Short title.
§ 9.94A.030 Definitions.
§ 9.94A.035 Classification of felonies not in Title 9A RCW.
§ 9.94A.171 Tolling of term of confinement, supervision.
§ 9.94A.190 Terms of more than one year or less than one year — Where served — Reimbursement of costs.
§ 9.94A.340 Equal application.
§ 9.94A.345 Timing.
§ 9.94A.401 Introduction.
§ 9.94A.411 Evidentiary sufficiency.
§ 9.94A.421 Plea agreements — Discussions — Contents of agreements.
§ 9.94A.431 Plea agreements — Information to court — Approval or disapproval — Sentencing judge not bound.
§ 9.94A.441 Plea agreements — Criminal history.
§ 9.94A.450 Plea dispositions.
§ 9.94A.460 Sentence recommendations.
§ 9.94A.470 Armed offenders.
§ 9.94A.475 Plea agreements and sentences for certain offenders — Public records.
§ 9.94A.480 Judgment and sentence document — Delivery to caseload forecast council.
§ 9.94A.500 Sentencing hearing — Presentencing procedures — Disclosure of mental health services information.
§ 9.94A.501 Department must supervise specified offenders — Risk assessment of felony offenders.
§ 9.94A.505 Sentences.
§ 9.94A.506 Standard sentence ranges — Limitations.
§ 9.94A.507 Sentencing of sex offenders.
§ 9.94A.510 Table 1 — Sentencing grid.
§ 9.94A.515 Table 2 — Crimes included within each seriousness level.
§ 9.94A.515 v2 Table 2 — Crimes included within each seriousness level (as amended by 2018 c 7).
§ 9.94A.515 v3 Table 2 — Crimes included within each seriousness level (as amended by 2018 c 236).
§ 9.94A.517 Table 3 — Drug offense sentencing grid.
§ 9.94A.518 Table 4 — Drug offenses seriousness level.
§ 9.94A.520 Offense seriousness level.
§ 9.94A.525 Offender score.
§ 9.94A.530 Standard sentence range.
§ 9.94A.533 Adjustments to standard sentences.
§ 9.94A.535 Departures from the guidelines.
§ 9.94A.537 Aggravating circumstances — Sentences above standard range.
§ 9.94A.540 Mandatory minimum terms.
§ 9.94A.550 Fines.
§ 9.94A.555 Findings and intent — 1994 c 1.
§ 9.94A.561 Offender notification and warning.
§ 9.94A.562 Court-ordered treatment — Required notices.
§ 9.94A.565 Governor’s powers.
§ 9.94A.570 Persistent offenders.
§ 9.94A.575 Power to defer or suspend sentences abolished — Exceptions.
§ 9.94A.580 Specialized training.
§ 9.94A.585 Which sentences appealable — Procedure — Grounds for reversal — Written opinions.
§ 9.94A.589 Consecutive or concurrent sentences.
§ 9.94A.595 Anticipatory offenses.
§ 9.94A.599 Presumptive ranges that exceed the statutory maximum.
§ 9.94A.603 Felony alcohol violators — Treatment during incarceration — Conditions.
§ 9.94A.607 Chemical dependency.
§ 9.94A.631 Violation of condition or requirement of sentence — Security searches authorized — Arrest by community corrections officer — Confinement in county jail.
§ 9.94A.633 Violation of condition or requirement — Offender charged with new offense — Sanctions — Procedures.
§ 9.94A.6331 Sanctions — Where served.
§ 9.94A.6332 Sanctions — Which entity imposes.
§ 9.94A.6333 Sanctions — Modification of sentence — Noncompliance hearing.
§ 9.94A.637 Discharge upon completion of sentence — Certificate of discharge — Issuance, effect of no-contact order — Obligations, counseling after discharge.
§ 9.94A.640 Vacation of offender’s record of conviction.
§ 9.94A.645 Civil actions against victims by persons convicted and confined for serious violent offenses — Authorization — Court may refuse — Considerations — Result of failure to obtain authorization.
§ 9.94A.650 First-time offender waiver.
§ 9.94A.655 Parenting sentencing alternative.
§ 9.94A.6551 Partial confinement as a part of a parenting program.
§ 9.94A.660 Drug offender sentencing alternative — Prison-based or residential alternative.
§ 9.94A.662 Prison-based drug offender sentencing alternative.
§ 9.94A.664 Residential chemical dependency treatment-based alternative.
§ 9.94A.670 Special sex offender sentencing alternative.
§ 9.94A.680 Alternatives to total confinement.
§ 9.94A.685 Alien offenders.
§ 9.94A.690 Work ethic camp program — Eligibility — Sentencing.
§ 9.94A.701 Community custody — Offenders sentenced to the custody of the department.
§ 9.94A.702 Community custody — Offenders sentenced for one year or less.
§ 9.94A.703 Community custody — Conditions.
§ 9.94A.704 Community custody — Supervision by the department — Conditions.
§ 9.94A.706 Community custody — Possession of firearms, ammunition, or explosives prohibited.
§ 9.94A.707 Community custody — Commencement — Conditions.
§ 9.94A.708 Community custody — Mental health information — Access by department.
§ 9.94A.709 Community custody — Sex offenders — Conditions.
§ 9.94A.714 Community custody — Violations — Electronic monitoring program — Immunity from civil liability.
§ 9.94A.716 Community custody — Violations — Arrest.
§ 9.94A.718 Supervision of offenders — Peace officers have authority to assist.
§ 9.94A.722 Court-ordered treatment — Required disclosures.
§ 9.94A.723 Court-ordered treatment — Offender’s failure to inform.
§ 9.94A.725 Offender work crews.
§ 9.94A.728 Release prior to expiration of sentence.
§ 9.94A.7281 Legislative declaration — Earned release time not an entitlement.
§ 9.94A.729 Earned release time — Risk assessments.
§ 9.94A.730 Early release for persons convicted of one or more crimes committed prior to eighteenth birthday — Petition to indeterminate sentence review board — Conditions — Assessment, programming, and services — Examinat
§ 9.94A.731 Term of partial confinement, work release, home detention.
§ 9.94A.733 Home detention — Graduated reentry program — Requirements for department.
§ 9.94A.734 Home detention — Conditions.
§ 9.94A.735 Home detention — Form order.
§ 9.94A.736 Electronic monitoring — Supervising agency to establish terms and conditions — Duties of monitoring agency.
§ 9.94A.737 Community custody — Violations — Disciplinary proceedings — Structured violation process — Sanctions.
§ 9.94A.740 Community custody violators — Arrest, detention, financial responsibility.
§ 9.94A.745 Interstate compact for adult offender supervision.
§ 9.94A.74501 State council.
§ 9.94A.74502 Compact administrator.
§ 9.94A.74503 Other compacts and agreements — Withdrawal from current compact.
§ 9.94A.74504 Supervision of transferred offenders — Processing transfer applications.
§ 9.94A.74505 Review of obligations under compact — Report to legislature.
§ 9.94A.750 Restitution.
§ 9.94A.753 Restitution — Application dates.
§ 9.94A.760 Legal financial obligations.
§ 9.94A.7601 “Earnings,” “disposable earnings,” and “obligee” defined.
§ 9.94A.7602 Legal financial obligation — Notice of payroll deduction — Issuance and content.
§ 9.94A.7603 Legal financial obligations — Payroll deductions — Maximum amounts withheld, apportionment.
§ 9.94A.7604 Legal financial obligations — Notice of payroll deduction — Employer or entity rights and responsibilities.
§ 9.94A.7605 Motion to quash, modify, or terminate payroll deduction — Grounds for relief.
§ 9.94A.7606 Legal financial obligations — Order to withhold and deliver — Issuance and contents.
§ 9.94A.7607 Legal financial obligations — Order to withhold and deliver — Duties and rights of person or entity served.
§ 9.94A.7608 Legal financial obligations — Financial institutions — Service on main office or branch, effect — Collection actions against community bank account, court hearing.
§ 9.94A.7609 Legal financial obligations — Notice of debt — Service or mailing — Contents — Action on, when.
§ 9.94A.761 Legal financial obligations — Exemption from notice of payroll deduction or order to withhold and deliver.
§ 9.94A.7701 Legal financial obligations — Wage assignments — Petition or motion.
§ 9.94A.7702 Legal financial obligations — Wage assignments — Answer.
§ 9.94A.7703 Legal financial obligations — Wage assignments — Amounts to be withheld.
§ 9.94A.7704 Legal financial obligations — Wage assignments — Rules.
§ 9.94A.7705 Legal financial obligations — Wage assignments — Employer responsibilities.
§ 9.94A.7706 Legal financial obligations — Wage assignments — Form and rules.
§ 9.94A.7707 Legal financial obligations — Wage assignments — Service.
§ 9.94A.7708 Legal financial obligations — Wage assignments — Hearing — Scope of relief.
§ 9.94A.7709 Legal financial obligations — Wage assignments — Recovery of costs, attorneys’ fees.
§ 9.94A.772 Legal financial obligations — Monthly payment, starting dates — Construction.
§ 9.94A.775 Legal financial obligations — Termination of supervision — Monitoring of payments.
§ 9.94A.777 Legal financial obligations — Defendants with mental health conditions.
§ 9.94A.780 Offender supervision intake fees.
§ 9.94A.810 Transition and relapse prevention strategies.
§ 9.94A.820 Sex offender treatment in the community.
§ 9.94A.825 Deadly weapon special verdict — Definition.
§ 9.94A.827 Methamphetamine — Manufacturing with child on premises — Special allegation.
§ 9.94A.829 Special allegation — Offense committed by criminal street gang member or associate — Procedures.
§ 9.94A.831 Special allegation — Assault of law enforcement personnel with a firearm — Procedures.
§ 9.94A.832 Special allegation — Robbery in the first or second degree — Robbery of a pharmacy — Procedures.
§ 9.94A.833 Special allegation — Involving minor in felony offense — Procedures.
§ 9.94A.834 Special allegation — Endangerment by eluding a police vehicle — Procedures.
§ 9.94A.835 Special allegation — Sexual motivation — Procedures.
§ 9.94A.836 Special allegation — Offense was predatory — Procedures.
§ 9.94A.837 Special allegation — Victim was under fifteen years of age — Procedures.
§ 9.94A.838 Special allegation — Victim had diminished capacity — Procedures.
§ 9.94A.839 Special allegation — Sexual conduct with victim in return for a fee — Procedures.
§ 9.94A.840 Sex offenders — Release from total confinement — Notification of prosecutor.
§ 9.94A.843 Sex offenders — Release of information — Immunity.
§ 9.94A.844 Sex offenders — Discretionary decisions — Immunity.
§ 9.94A.8445 Community protection zones — Preemption of local regulations — Retrospective application.
§ 9.94A.846 Sex offenders — Release of information.
§ 9.94A.860 Sentencing guidelines commission — Membership — Appointments — Terms of office — Expenses and compensation.
§ 9.94A.865 Standard sentence ranges — Revisions or modifications — Submission to legislature.
§ 9.94A.8673 Sex offender policy board — Membership — Expenses and compensation.
§ 9.94A.870 Emergency due to inmate population exceeding correctional facility capacity.
§ 9.94A.875 Emergency in county jails population exceeding capacity.
§ 9.94A.880 Clemency and pardons board — Membership — Terms — Chair — Bylaws — Travel expenses — Staff.
§ 9.94A.885 Clemency and pardons board — Petitions for review — Hearing.
§ 9.94A.890 Abused victim — Resentencing for murder of abuser.
§ 9.94A.905 Effective date of RCW 9.94A.080 through 9.94A.130, 9.94A.150 through 9.94A.230, 9.94A.250, 9.94A.260 — Sentences apply to felonies committed after June 30, 1984.
§ 9.94A.921 Effective date — 2000 c 28.
§ 9.94A.923 Nonentitlement.
§ 9.94A.925 Application — 2003 c 379 §§ 13-27.
§ 9.94A.926 Construction — Chapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships — 2009 c 521.
§ 9.94A.930 Recodification.

Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 9.94A

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • disposable earnings: means that part of the earnings of any individual remaining after the deduction from those earnings of any amount required by law to be withheld. See Washington Code 9.94A.7601
  • earnings: means compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, hours, or otherwise, and notwithstanding any other provision of law making such payments exempt from garnishment, attachment, or other process to satisfy court-ordered legal financial obligations, specifically includes periodic payments pursuant to pension or retirement programs, or insurance policies of any type. See Washington Code 9.94A.7601
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • obligee: means the department, party, or entity to whom the legal financial obligation is owed, or the department, party, or entity to whom the right to receive or collect support has been assigned. See Washington Code 9.94A.7601
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Presentence report: A report prepared by a court's probation officer, after a person has been convicted of an offense, summarizing for the court the background information needed to determine the appropriate sentence. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Roll call vote : A vote in which each legislator votes "yea" or "nay" as his or her name is called by the Clerk, so that the names of legislators voting on each side are recorded.
  • Sentencing guidelines: A set of rules and principles established by the United States Sentencing Commission that trial judges use to determine the sentence for a convicted defendant. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Victim Impact Statement: A written or spoken statement by the victim or his or her representative about the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a crime on the victim. The statement is given to the court before sentencing.