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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 Supreme Court: Making no new law on whether the substance need be identified in jury instructions and specifically found by the jury

State v. Sibert

Sibert was convicted of a couple meth charges, as meth dealers tend to be. He argued the State had to provide an instruction specifically stating the substance. However, the instructions incorporated the information by reference, which did state the substance. Thus, when the state says it must prove each element of the crime as charged, the to convict instruction referencing the information is enough. In addition, the State actually did prove the identity of the substance.

The court also held that prior convictions used in sentencing need not be proven to the jury under Blakely, the court simply stated it was meritless.

More importantly though, the fifth vote on the majority was result only. Which means that no new law was made here, given three votes for Justice Alexander's dissent, and one for Justice Sanders'.

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