State v. Blake Decision

The Sedro-Woolley Municipal Court is processing orders to vacate drug possession convictions. Our office also assists defendants who have made Legal Financial Obligation (LFO) payments on these cases to get a refund.

What is State v. Blake?

State v. Blake is a 2021 Washington State Supreme Court decision that ruled the felony drug possession law unconstitutional. If you were convicted of simple possession of a controlled substance under RCW 69.50.4013 (and its predecessor statutes) you may be eligible to have your conviction vacated and a refund of any LFOs paid on these cases.


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

What happens after my conviction is vacated?

Who is eligible for a refund?

How do I request a refund?

How will I receive my refund?