Blake Motions

Vacation of Simple Drug Possession Felony Convictions under State v. Blake

The Washington Supreme Court’s recent opinion in State v. Blake 197 Wn.2d 17 (2021), held that RCW 69.50.4013 and its predecessor statutes (collectively “RCW 69.50.4013” or “simple possession”) are unconstitutional. This has resulted in an unprecedented number of post-conviction motions for relief across the state.  

Please send us an email stating that you would like your simple possession conviction vacated under State v. Blake.  Send requests to:

In the subject line of your email please include:

  1. The case name and cause number;
  2. Whether the request is for re-sentencing or dismissal;
  3. And—please indicate “urgent” if release from custody or community custody is immediate.

Please be aware:

We are working to get through all contacts about vacations under State v. Blake, so, please do not expect immediate response.

We cannot provide you with any legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact your attorney or contact Jefferson Associated Counsel to ask for an attorney. Due to the complex legal nature of the re-sentencing requests, we cannot respond to pro-se requests for resentencing at this time. 

If you want to seek appointment of counsel for State v. Blake related issues please visit the Jefferson Associated Counsel website for more information:

 If you are a victim of a case affected by the State v. Blake decision and have further questions, please also email us at and let us know that you are a victim.