RALJ 2.2 WHAT MAY BE APPEALED (a) Final Decision. (1) A party may appeal from a final decision of a court of limited jurisdiction to which these rules apply under rule 1.1(a), except a decision in a mitigation hearing under RCW 46.63.100 and IRLJ 2.6(b), or a mitigation decision on written statement under IRLJ 2.6(c). (2) For the purposes of these rules, a final decision includes (A) an order granting or denying a motion for new trial, reconsideration, or amendment of judgment, and (B) an order granting or denying arrest of a judgment in a criminal case. (b) Amount in Controversy. Statutes control limitations on appeal based on the amount in controversy. (c) Appeal by State or a Local Government in Criminal Case. The State or local government may appeal in a criminal case only from the following decisions of a court of limited jurisdiction and only if the appeal will not place the defendant in double jeopardy: (1) Final Decision, Except Not Guilty. A decision which in effect abates, discontinues, or determines the case other than by a judgment or verdict of not guilty, including but not limited to a decision setting aside, quashing, or dismissing a complaint or citation and notice to appear, or a decision granting a motion to dismiss under CrRLJ 8.3(c). (2) Pretrial Order Suppressing Evidence. A pretrial order suppressing evidence, if the trial court expressly finds that the practical effect of the order is to terminate the case. (3) Arrest or Vacation of Judgment. An order arresting or vacating a judgment. (4) New Trial. An order granting a new trial. [Amended effective September 1, 2008.]
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