Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

State v. Wheeler

631 P.2d 376 (1981)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 33,600+ case briefs...

State v. Wheeler

Washington Supreme Court

631 P.2d 376 (1981)

Facts

The state of Washington (plaintiff) charged Richard Lee Wheeler (defendant) with kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and a firearms offense. Prior to trial, Wheeler’s lawyer and the trial prosecutor worked out a plea bargain whereby, in return for Wheeler pleading guilty to the assault charge, the prosecutor would drop the kidnapping and firearms charges and recommend a short jail sentence. The chief prosecutor reviewed the case and decided to revoke the trial prosecutor’s plea-bargain offer before Wheeler could go before a judge and enter a guilty plea on the assault charge. Wheeler was tried and convicted for assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to three years in prison. On appeal, Wheeler petitioned the Washington Supreme Court for specific performance of the trial prosecutor’s offer.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Utter, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 602,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 602,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 33,600 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 602,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 33,600 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership