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ISSAQUAH LAW GROUP - PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION LAWYERS

Issaquah Law Group - Personal 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. Gresham

Michael Tyronne Gresham was convicted of multiple counts of child molestation in the first degree.  He challenged the constitutionality of RCW 10.58.090 under the separation of powers doctrine and he alleged that as applied to him, the statute was an unconstitutional ex post facto law.

RCW 10.58.090 allowed prosecutors to offer evidence of past sex offenses at Mr. Gresham’s trial.  The Court of Appeals held that the statute did not violate the separation of powers doctrine because both the courts and the legislature are authorized to amend the rules of evidence, which is what this statute did.

The Court of Appeals also determined that the statute as applied to Mr. Gresham was not an ex post facto law because it did not change the fact that the state still had the burden of proving that he had committed the prior sex offenses.  The opinion was issued on the same day as a case from the same court involving the same issues.  See State v. Scherner.

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