No. 37256-4-I.

933 P.2d 1088 (1997)

85 Wash.App. 568

The STATE of Washington, Respondent, v. Allen RICHMAN, Appellant.

Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 1.

April 7, 1997.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gregory Charles Link, Seattle, for Appellant.

Dana Cashman, Seattle, for Respondent.


This shoplifting case requires us to decide whether the inevitable discovery rule satisfies the requirements of our Washington State Constitution. We find that the rule contains adequate safeguards to protect the privacy interests of Washington citizens and is therefore constitutional, that the rule was properly applied here, and therefore affirm.

Suppression Hearing

Allen Richman was convicted of first degree theft for stealing...

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