Recent Appellate Cases Handled by the Firm

Appeal: State v. L.P., #11-1-12523-4 SEA

Superior Court Rules That Person Convicted of DUI May Receive Deferred Sentence.  A King County Superior Court judge ruled that trial court judges in DUI cases have the ability to sentence DUI offenders to a deferred sentence. A deferred sentence means that the defendant may ask the judge in the future to dismiss the DUI once he or she meets certain conditions. The trial court judge in this case did not commit legal error in giving our client a deferred sentence following a guilty verdict following trial.

Note: the Legislature modified the deferred sentence statute after this appeal to specifically prohibit deferred sentences in DUI cases.

Practice area(s): Appeals

Ryan Robertson

Ryan is a creative and articulate advocate who limits his practice to criminal appeals and post-conviction relief including vacation, expungement, and sealing of records. He has worked exclusively in the criminal defense field since passing the Washington State bar exam in 1998. Ryan has been recognized as a Rising Star lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine.

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Ryan Robertson has a proven track record of creative and effective advocacy for clients throughout the state of Washington seeking petitions to vacate and requesting pardons.

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Ryan Robertson's practice focuses exclusively on high-quality creative post-conviction representation, including expungements, vacation of records, and petitions to seal, as well as petitions for pardons.