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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.

WA Legal Roundup - WA Supreme Court: Dismissed convictions don't count; Post conviction DNA test goes forward due to non-admitted statement

So there's really not much going on at the Court. We have Snohomish County Pub. Transp. Benefit Area Corp. v. FirstGroup Am., Inc., which is really just about an indemnity clause (*yawn*).

We have State v. Johnson, which makes me chuckle because of the euphamism for male genitalia (my sense of humor never progressed much beyond a sixth grade level). Anyhow, that case simply stated the obvious. Chris Hansen can get people to pose as little girls, and when you try to have sex with them thinking they're little girls, you can be found guilty of a crime. Substitute a police sergeant for Chris Hansen, and substitute undercover detectives for the actors on To Catch a Predator, and you see where this is going.

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There were, however, two interesting cases, both criminal.

State v. Thompson involved post-conviction DNA testing. Under the standard, you really have to show that you stand a more probable than not chance of a different result. Here, the guy is alleged to have beat and raped a girl, and there is a statement that said he had consensual sex with her. So DNA wouldn't make a difference, right? Well, unfortunately, the prosecutor let slide the statement under a stipulation saying it would only be used if he testified. Had there been a hearing on the admissibility of the statement, could have used it in analyzing the post-conviction DNA request. So he gets his test, but my guess here is that it probably won't make a lick of difference.

In re: Personal Restraint of Carrier

This is an interesting analysis of post-conviction dismissal under the sentencing reform act. I won't bore you with the details, but if you have a 3 strikes case with a post-conviction dismissal under the SRA, you should definitely get to know this case. Maybe take it out for dinner. A couple nice glasses of wine. Definitely be sure to call this case the next day, but don't wait the full three days, you don't want to look like you're playing games.

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