Washington State Supreme Court Rules Drug Possession Law Unconstitutional In 5-4 Decision

The Washington state Supreme Court has ruled that the state's felony drug possession law is unconstitutional. View Newsweek article below for more information.

Newsweek Article

Recent Case Updates

Cortes-Maldanado v. Barr

Ninth circuit decision holding a conviction based on ORS 475.860 (2011), Oregon's former marijuana delivery statute is not an "illicit trafficking offense" and thus not an aggravated felony under the Immigration and Nationality Act. It has a great discussion of the categorical approach to ascertaining whether a conviction is deportable and/or an aggravated felony written by Judge Paez.

Article from "Top of the Ninth" blog

COVID-19 office news:

In order to protect the health of our staff and clients, our physical office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 until further notice. Under extraordinary circumstances, we will consider an office visit with masques and social distancing. We are working remotely for the most part. You can continue to call our office and email us. However, there will be a delay in our response time in all likelihood. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

We are video conferencing with zoom when that is practical for all.

Stay safe and practice social distancing of six to eight feet away from anyone in the public. We think masks are a good thing right now.

Noticias de la oficina de COVID-19:

Con el fin de proteger la salud de nuestro personal y clientes, nuestra oficina física está actualmente cerrada al público debido a COVID-19 hasta nuevo aviso. En circunstancias extraordinarias, consideraremos una visita en la oficina con máscaras y distanciamiento social. En general, estamos trabajando de forma remota. Puede continuar llamando a nuestra oficina y enviando correos electrónicos. Sin embargo, con toda probabilidad habrá una demora en nuestro tiempo de respuesta. Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

También estamos programando citas por medio de videoconferencias con zoom cuando eso es práctico para todos.

Manténgase seguro y practique el distanciamiento social de seis a ocho pies de distancia de cualquier persona en el público. Creemos que las máscaras son algo bueno en este momento.

A Trial And Appellate Attorney Fighting For Justice For You

Brian Patrick Conry is a skilled litigation attorney practicing in the areas of major criminal defense and deportation defense cases. Specific areas include:

  • Major criminal cases, from pre-indictment through any needed appeals, post conviction or habeas
  • Naturalization, asylum, deportation waivers, U Visas, and other visa processing
  • Measure 11 cases, including crimes of violence, sex abuse and related charges
  • Drug trafficking, including motion to suppress
  • Post-conviction relief, expungement and sex offender registration relief
  • Deportation defense cases, including cancellation of removal and asylum
  • Appeals-9th Circuit, Oregon, Washington, Board of Immigration Appeals

Right To Confrontation

Trial of criminal defense cases requires investigating the motive, bias and interest of the accusers bringing the criminal charges. This includes whether or not the accuser or accusers is seeking or have obtained a green card through the Violence Against Woman Act or a U-Visa for victims of any domestic violence, sexual abuse and/or other criminal charges.

Family members of accusers are also eligible for U-Visa certification as "derivatives" or "beneficiaries" of the accusers' potentially false accusations. Ten thousand U-Visas are granted a year in the United States. Juries or Judge fact finders are very interested if in fact the prosecution's chief witness may become a legal permanent resident or U.S. citizen in the future in all likelihood through bringing a possibly fraudulent criminal prosecution against the defendant.

Zealous investigation in criminal defense cases is a priority in defending criminal charges that significantly affect the rest of the defendant's life and freedom.