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

Amended 2023 In Person Dockets / Final 2023 Schedule

Amended 2023 In Person Dockets / Final 2023 Schedule
December 16, 2022 In person dockets for 2023 – Amended _________________________________________________________________ As we move into the new year, the judges would like to move some dockets back to in person. Below is a list of dockets that will be held in person as of January 1, 2023: PDF VERSION OF 2023 SCHEDULE Monday 9:00 am Criminal Motion...
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July 3, 2023 Docket Time Change and Closures for Superior Court

July 3, 2023 Docket Time Change and Closures for Superior Court
Date: December 7, 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 July 3, 2023 Superior Court will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023 in observance of Independence ...
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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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