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AGO Opinions with Topic: MANDATORY MINIMUM TERM OF CONFINEMENT
AGLO 1978 No. 11 >  March 21, 1978
CRIMES - PUNISHMENT - PAROLE BOARD - PRISONERS - FIREARMS - MANDATORY MINIMUM TERM OF CONFINEMENT
CRIMES ‑- PUNISHMENT ‑- PAROLE BOARD ‑- PRISONERS ‑- FIREARMS ‑- MANDATORY MINIMUM TERM OF CONFINEMENT The Washington State Board of Prison Terms and Paroles is not required to fix a mandatory minimum prison term under RCW 9.95.040 in those cases where a conviction is accompanied only by a special finding, entered pursuant to the provisions of RCW 9.41.025, that the individual in question was armed with a firearm at the time of the commission of his offense; in order for the Board's discretion to be so restricted there must, either in addition or instead, be a special finding entered pursuant to RCW 9.95.015 specifying that the individual was armed with a deadly weapon at the time of commission of the crime.
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