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Chapter 9.94A RCW
Sentencing Reform Act of 1981
Applicable to Crimes Committed From March 20, 2006 to June 6, 2006

RCW 9.94A.650
First-time offender waiver.

(1) This section applies to offenders who have never been previously convicted of a felony in this state, federal court, or another state, and who have never participated in a program of deferred prosecution for a felony, and who are convicted of a felony that is not:

     (a) Classified as a violent offense or a sex offense under this chapter;

     (b) Manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance classified in Schedule I or II that is a narcotic drug or flunitrazepam classified in Schedule IV;

     (c) Manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to deliver a methamphetamine, its salts, isomers, and salts of its isomers as defined in RCW 69.50.206(d)(2); or

     (d) The selling for profit of any controlled substance or counterfeit substance classified in Schedule I, RCW 69.50.204, except leaves and flowering tops of marihuana.

     (2) In sentencing a first-time offender the court may waive the imposition of a sentence within the standard sentence range and impose a sentence which may include up to ninety days of confinement in a facility operated or utilized under contract by the county and a requirement that the offender refrain from committing new offenses. The sentence may also include a term of community supervision or community custody as specified in subsection (3) of this section, which, in addition to crime-related prohibitions, may include requirements that the offender perform any one or more of the following:

     (a) Devote time to a specific employment or occupation;

     (b) Undergo available outpatient treatment for up to the period specified in subsection (3) of this section, or inpatient treatment not to exceed the standard range of confinement for that offense;

     (c) Pursue a prescribed, secular course of study or vocational training;

     (d) Remain within prescribed geographical boundaries and notify the community corrections officer prior to any change in the offender's address or employment;

     (e) Report as directed to a community corrections officer; or

     (f) Pay all court-ordered legal financial obligations as provided in RCW 9.94A.030 and/or perform community restitution work.

     (3) The terms and statuses applicable to sentences under subsection (2) of this section are:

     (a) For sentences imposed on or after July 25, 1999, for crimes committed before July 1, 2000, up to one year of community supervision. If treatment is ordered, the period of community supervision may include up to the period of treatment, but shall not exceed two years; and

     (b) For crimes committed on or after July 1, 2000, up to one year of community custody unless treatment is ordered, in which case the period of community custody may include up to the period of treatment, but shall not exceed two years. Any term of community custody imposed under this section is subject to conditions and sanctions as authorized in this section and in RCW 9.94A.715 (2) and (3).

     (4) The department shall discharge from community supervision any offender sentenced under this section before July 25, 1999, who has served at least one year of community supervision and has completed any treatment ordered by the court.

[2002 c 175 § 9; 2000 c 28 § 18.]


     Effective date -- 2002 c 175: See note following RCW 7.80.130.

     Technical correction bill -- 2000 c 28: See note following RCW 9.94A.015.

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