Pretrial Diversion Agreement Washington State

Finally, Ms. Ashue contends that the defense lawyer used coercive tactics and did not discuss the distraction requirements or consequences of signing the agreement. ? She claims that if she had understood the agreement correctly, she would never have signed it. ? Your claim is not supported by the registration. ? Asked by the court whether she had read the agreement or whether her lawyer had read it, she said her lawyer had read it to her. It is significant that Ms Ashue was able, in her own words, to communicate to the Court of Justice her understanding of the deviation agreement. ? Ms. Ashue knew that if she had carried out the diversionary program, the charge against her would be dismissed; ?She also understood that her guilt or innocence would be established in legal proceedings if she left the program. .