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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.

Court of Appeals: Div. I – Homeless Sex Offenders: Register, register, register

State v. Bennett

Clarence Bennett, Jr. was convicted of a sex offense in 1991.  As a condition of his sentence, he was required to register with the county sheriff.  He did register, listing his father’s address, but didn’t actually stay there most of the time.

The Court of Appeals determined that the jury instruction, which required the jury to find that Mr. Bennet knowingly failed to register, was proper.

The Court of Appeals also determined that the DNA collection fee was not an ex post facto law, as previously determined in State v. Brewster, 218 P.3d 249 (2009).  The Court of Appeals did, however, remand the case case to have an HIV testing requirement stricken from the sentence because there was not statutory authority for such an order.

Note to sex offenders: Register, register, register.  Even if you have been rehabilitated and aren’t committing sex crimes anymore, it is still a crime not to register.  Even if you are homeless, you must register.  If you move, you must re-register.

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