State v. Peterson

In State v. Peterson, 90 Wn.2d 423, 425, 585 P.2d 66 (1978), the defendant pleaded guilty to a federal charge and was confined in a federal penitentiary for a full year before any action was taken on charges filed against him in Snohomish County. During that year, the state made no effort to locate or determine the availability of the defendant. Id. at 426. However, the Peterson court noted that, "'in determining whether the state acted reasonably, the time necessary for transporting the defendant'" and delays caused by the alternate jurisdiction "'are important factors to be considered.'" Id. at 428.