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PHILOSOPHY: Formed in 2014, Issaquah Law Group is a law firm with one focus: providing businesses and insurers with high quality legal representation with the responsiveness of a smaller firm. ILG was founded on the principle that strong client relationships are the key to successful legal representation and strong relationships are built upon clear and consistent communication. 

LITIGATION: We work closely with our clients to fully and accurately understand their goals, work collaboratively to formulate specific legal strategies, and execute the agreed plan of action utilizing methods most likely to result in the efficient and effective resolution of the matter. 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 in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, commercial general liability, labor & employment, construction litigation, and catastrophic losses due to fire and explosion.

BUSINESS LAW: Rarely is the path from point A to point B a straight line, so our role in a business law practice is to find alternatives, devise workable strategies, and keep your business ideas, goals and objectives moving toward realization. ILG’s business attorneys help clients achieve their goals with respect to business formation, intellectual property, labor and employment, CAN-SPAM, copyright and trademark

COMMUNITY: In addition, the Lawyers at Issaquah Law Group remain active in the legal and civic community. A core commitment of our Issaquah Attorneys is community service. Our attorneys' civic involvement includes the King County Civil Rights Commission; the City of Issaquah Planning Policy Commission; the Northwest Screenwriters Guild, service as a pro tem judge. We live and work in the Pacific Northwest, and we aim to make it a better place.

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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