In re Personal Restraint of Thompson
In In re Personal Restraint of Thompson 141 Wn.2d 712, 10 P.3d 380 (2000), the State argued that "where a defendant has bargained for and received a benefit in exchange for his plea, he must adhere to his bargain."
In that case, the defendant pleaded "guilty" to first degree rape of a child for conduct that was not criminal at the time he committed it because the statute outlawing the conduct had not yet been enacted.
He challenged his conviction based upon the invalid charge in a personal restraint petition.
He argued he was not aware he was pleading guilty to an invalid charge in exchange for having two other counts of first degree rape of a child dismissed. Id. at 720