State v. Bassett – Case Brief Summary (Washington)

In State v. Bassett, 97 Wn. App. 737, 740, 987 P.2d 119, 120 (1999), the Court of Appeals of Washington held that the Washington sex offender registration statute, which required convicted sex offenders to register a change of address at least fourteen days before moving, did not apply to offenders who did not know where they would be moving fourteen days in advance.

The court also held that "living on the streets" did not constitute a residence within the meaning of the statute.