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ISSAQUAH LAW GROUP   PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION LAWYERS

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.

DUI pled to Flying While Drunk: Prosecutorial Discretion Run Amuck?

So it snowed last night. A fair amount. I think we're up to about 3 inches. The freeway won't be a problem, but the side road is iffy. Rather than risk certain death (I'm ever-phobic of driving on snowy roads…people are idiots). I decided to peruse fark.com.

That's when I came across a story that was a little disturbing. It starts out like most drunk driving stories, with a man almost putting himself in a ditch and generally driving like the opposite of Ms. Daisy. Soooo…replace Morgan Freeman with Charlie Sheen.

So he gets popped, blows double the limit, but there are inconsistencies in the blow. Best consistent reading is .13. The prosecutor sees the weakness, even though there's three sets of FSTs, all very damning. So what does he do, gives a plea to Operating an Aircraft under the Influence. This doesn't count as a driving offense, so none of the usual DUI penalties are put in place. The guy never even had a pilot's license.

Friends on both sides of the v, I'd be happy to hear your take on it. What do you think of pleading down a DUI to a non-traffic offense?

One side note, the process in Wisconsin, where this went down, will still count the Flying while Intoxicated charge on his offender score.

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