State of Washington v. Hawkins

This court case is completed

Criminal case in which a woman who complied with all the terms of her sentence following a criminal conviction and spent the last decade rehabilitating herself was denied the vacation of her conviction, exacerbating the long-term impacts of criminal-justice involvement that perpetuate systemic racism. The brief focuses on the disproportionate representation of individuals with serious mental illness in the criminal legal system and the long-term ramifications of conviction history.