State v. Osborne

1 Analyses of this case by attorneys

  1. Capital Defense Weekly, July 23 , 2001

    Capital Defense NewsletterJuly 22, 2001

    The defendant's claim that he was not competent to enter his plea is equivalent to claiming the plea was not voluntary. State v. Osborne, 102 Wn.2d 87, 98, 684 P.2d 683 (1984).A person is not competent at the time of trial, sentencing, or punishment if he is incapable of properly appreciating his peril and of rationally assisting in his own defense.