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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.

Division III: Misdemeanor Compromise Statute Not Time Limited

State v. Barry

A day of learning for me! In criminal law there is a thing called a “misdemeanor compromise statute.” So what does that mean? It means for certain misdemeanors, you can avoid a conviction if there’s an independent civil remedy. For instance, when you spray paint KKK on the house of someone you think has vandalized your house, and break their windows, an adequate civil remedy exists. You simply have to fix what you broke. If you request it, the court has to consider it. Here, they didn’t give it full consideration, which it claimed came late. Unfortunately for the trial court, there’s no such time limitation in the statute, so it should have been considered.

Barry here also tried to claim, among other things, that he was surprised at the existence of his confession. THAT is impressive. Given that he was there for it and that he received a copy of a report saying he had given it, not really a surprise. ‘A’ for effort though!

Two of the convictions stand, the one related to the compromise statute goes back to the trial court to consider the compromise.

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