I've read that King and Pierce counties are dismissing / have dismissed misdemeanor marijuana possession charges that occurred prior to the passing of I - 502 last year . My partner and I are looking into handling his citation / charge from 2006 that he " forgot " about . He has a bench warrant and is interested in having a bail bonds company handle the warrant / bail and arrange a court date . He has no prior convictions . I've looked around Avvo and elsewhere to find out how Whatcom Co . is handling cases originating prior to the new law but haven't found any recent information . Can someone update me how these cases are currently being handled ?