State of Washington v. Bird

John Roston Alexander

Case Conclusion Date:December 31, 1980

Practice Area:Juvenile

Outcome:Suspended sentence upheld

Description:Two juveniles pled guilty to charges of burglary in second degree in separate hearings before the Superior Court, King County, William C. Goodloe, and George H. Revelle, JJ., and both received suspended commitment sentences. On the State's motion, cases were consolidated on appeal to Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court, Williams, J., granted direct review and held that trial court was vested with authority to suspend disposition sentence of commitment in juvenile offense proceedings.