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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.

WA Legal Roundup - Washington State Supreme Court

PRP of Beito

Beito raped and murdered a girl. The trial judge found facts predicate to the exceptional sentenced imposed. Those familiar with Blakely know that the jury is supposed to find facts predicate to an exceptional sentence. Unfortunately, the judge's hands were tied due to legislation not in line with Blakely. Thus, Beito must be sentenced to the standard range.

The real argument here is whether Beito stipulated to ANY sentence and additional findings. He did stipulate to the facts as pleaded in the information for purposes of sentencing range. However, the judge's finding that the crimes were closely related to each other isn't one found in the information.

JJs Jim Johnson and Fairhurst dissented based on the fact that Beito acknowledged that the trial court may impose a greater than standard range. However, this argument seems to go towards emotion rather than the clear mandate of Blakely.

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