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ISSAQUAH LAW GROUP   PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION LAWYERS

Issaquah Law Group - Injury Litigation Attorneys

TRUST: Personal injuries are personal. Which is why the attorneys at ILG treat every client and every case differently. Because they are different, and extremely personal. ILG was founded on the principle that strong client relationships are the key to successful legal representation and strong relationships are built on trust. Trust that you will be heard. Trust that you will be protected. Trust that every effort will be made to see justice done in your case. The singular goal of every ILG attorney is to earn and preserve that trust.

EXPERIENCE: ILG attorneys have a broad base of litigation experience to draw on in all Federal and State courts from on-the-ground investigations to Supreme Court appeals and we bring this experience to bear on behalf of our clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents, bus versus pedestrian accidents, defective and dangerous products, medical malpractice, slip/trip and fall accidents, and catastrophic losses due to fire.

LOCATION: We are located on the Eastside in Issaquah, convenient to Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, Sammamish and North Bend. However, we provide legal services in King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County and throughout the entire state of Washington.

In addition, through The Amateur Law Professor Blog and LinkedIn postings, we share pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Supreme Court, as well as the pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Courts of Appeal so that our clients can be as update to date on cutting legal issues as we are.

Washington Legal Roundup – Division I

State v. Lucero

David Lucero was convicted of 2nd degree assault with a deadly weapon.  He alleged at his trial that he had been defending his friend.  On appeal, everyone (prosecution, defense and  court) agreed that the instruction on defense of another had been improper.  The court determined, however, that since it was the defense that asked for the instruction, it could not complain of error on appeal. 

Mr. Lucero also argued that a previous conviction in California should not have counted toward his offender score because it wasn’t comparable to a Washington crime.  The Court of Appeals determined that since Mr. Lucero’s lawyer acknowledged a prior California conviction existed, the trial court did not need to do a comparability analysis.

Note to criminal defense lawyers: If there is an out of state conviction that might be includable in calculating an offender score, make sure you do the comparability analysis.  See, e.g., In re Lavery, 154 Wn.2d 249 (2005).

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