Articles authored by the Judges and Commissioners of the Superior Court for Cowlitz County

December 23, 2022 Docket Time Change and Closures

December 23, 2022 Docket Time Change and Closures
Date: November 23, 2022 To: Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Bar Association; Cowlitz County Clerk's Office; Juvenile Department; Corrections Department; and Drug Court From: Superior Court Judges Re: Superior Court Docket Time change and closures on December 23, 2022 Superior Court will not be holding any trials or dockets scheduled for Decem...
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Superior Court Docket Time change and closures on November 18, 2022

Superior Court Docket Time change and closures on November 18, 2022
Date:October 14, 2022 To:Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Bar Association; Cowlitz County Clerk's Office; Juvenile Department; Corrections Department; and Drug Court From:Superior Court Judges Re:Superior Court Docket Time change and closures on November 18, 2022 Superior Court will not be holding any trials or dockets scheduled for November 18, 2022 with the exc...
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Bond/Detention of Defendant Upon Plea

Bond/Detention of Defendant Upon Plea
 To: Criminal Bar From: Marilyn K. Haan, Assistant Presiding Judge Date: 6/24/2021 Re: Bond/Detention of Defendant Upon Plea There still seems to be confusion about what happens to a defendant when they plead guilty. For reference, please see RCW 10.64.025 as follows (as well as see State v. French, 88 Wash. App 586, 945 P.2d 752 (Div 2 1997) ...
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Exoneration of Bond

Exoneration of Bond
To: Cowlitz Criminal Bar Fr: Marilyn K. Haan, Assistant Presiding Judge Dt: October 8, 2020 Re: Exoneration of Bond This is a reminder that once your client pleads guilty or is found guilty, any posted bond is exonerated by operation of law at the moment of conviction. RCW 10.64.025(1); State v. French, 88 Wash. App 586, 945 P.2d 752 (Div 2 1997). ...
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Omnibus Orders

Omnibus Orders
 To: Cowlitz Criminal Bar Fr: Marilyn K. Haan, Assistant Presiding Judge Dt: October 08, 2020 Re: Omnibus Orders We have continuing large dockets on Thursday. So again, if you have an agreed Omnibus Order, please get it signed and to the Criminal Clerk NO LATER THAN 2 p.m. the Wednesday just prior to the applicable Thursday docket, to have the...
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Memo suspending in-person Civil/Domestic trials

Memo suspending in-person Civil/Domestic trials
October 12, 2020 To:CWBA and other interested parties Memo suspending in-person Civil/Domestic trials From: Presiding Judge Gary Bashor Some months back, we had optimistically hoped we would have the COVID-19 situation more under control, and started scheduling some limited in-person civil and domestic trials. Unfortunately, the situation we face t...
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