State v. Blake
STATE V. BLAKE
On February 25, 2021, the Washington State Supreme Court vacated the felony possession of controlled substance statute in State v. Blake, affecting possession of controlled substance cases dating back to 1971. Our office is gathering information to assist Defendants who may be entitled to relief as a result of this court decision. If you believe you are entitled to relief under this court decision, please complete all the information fields in the form below. If you are eligible, cases will be reviewed and processed in the order in which they were received. Failure to provide complete information will delay or prevent completion of processing. A valid email address is required as any completed forms or documents filed with the court will be sent to the email address provided.
There are still many unknowns at present time and we are still working out determinations and the process for which refunds for any applicable court costs, fines, and fees will be applied. If a drug charge was included with other criminal charges on the same cause number, this will likely affect eligibility for a refund. You may either be eligible for a lesser amount or no refund at all depending on the assessed charges.
Please be aware that on older offenses, such charges may not appear in computer databases or other sources of publicly available information due to the age of the charge(s). When new documents are filed with the court, these documents will become either a public record or a court record.
IMPORTANT: Complete this Confirmation of Address form first. If you are eligible for any paid fines to be refunded to you, you must provide the Court with a current mailing address.
Robert O’Neal Gower, Attorney
OR #206283/WA #40109
Gower Law Office
P.O. Box 92127
Portland, OR 97292