Notable Cases

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elow are some noteworthy appeals that Attorney Parker has drafted on his own or with co-counsel. Every case is unique and these prior results do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

Notable Cases
  • Personal Restraint Of Ali, No. 95578-6-I, Washington Supreme Court (November 6, 2019): The Washington Supreme Court Accepted Review of a Personal Restraint Petition Considering Whether Petitioner’s Sentence Was Unlawful And Unconstitutional Because The Trial Court Failed To Consider Imposition Of A Downward Exceptional Sentence Based On Petitioner’s Youth As A Mitigating Factor. The Other Issue For Consideration Is Whether The Petition Is Timely Based On The Significant Change In Law Material To Petitioner’s Sentence And Whether The Change In Law Applies Retroactively.
  • People v. Sullivan, No. B288894, California Court Of Appeal, 2nd District, Division 7 (August 21, 2019): Assault With a Firearm Case Remanded To Trial Court To Determine Whether To Strike Or Impose An Enhancement Under  Section 12022.5. The Court Of Appeal Stated It Was Concerned By The Trial Court’s Inference That Appellant Lacked Remorse Based Solely On His Intention To Exercise His Right To Appeal. The Court of Appeal Directed The Trial Court To Consider All The Circumstances Of Appellant’s Case During Resentencing And To Resentence Appellant Without Punishing Him For Exercising His Appellate Rights.
  • Summit Homeowners Association V. Oakes, No. 77893-5-I (July 1, 2019): Represented Respondent And Successfully Defended Against Appeal Where Appellant Was Seeking Reversal Of The Attorneys’ Fees, Reversal Of Treble Damages, Reversal Of The Court’s Decision Declining To Offset The Judgment In Favor of Respondent Against A Previous Judgment Against Respondent, And Arguing That The Lower Court Imposed An Improper Interest Rate. Respondent Prevailed On Every Argument On Appeal And The Judgment Was Affirmed.
  • City Of Auburn V. N.S.,, No. 18-1-07198-1 KNT, King County Superior Court On RALJ Appeal (June 7, 2019): Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance Conviction Reversed and Remanded. The Reviewing Court Ruled That The Trial Court Erred In Denying Appellant’s CrR 3.6 Motion To Suppress and Dismiss, Because The Initial Text Messages Leading To The Investigation And Arrest Of Appellant Were The Product Of Law Enforcement’s Unlawful Warrantless Search Of A Cellular Phone. The Reviewing Court Also Reversed The Conviction Because The Trial Court Erroneously Imposed A Discovery Sanction Against The Appellant That Prevented Appellant From Impeaching A Law Enforcement Officer With A Document At Trial.
  • People v. Daniel, No. B275303, California Court Of Appeal, 2nd District, Division 1 (March 21, 2019): Murder And Attempted Murder Conviction Remanded To Trial Court To Determine Whether To Strike Any Enhancements Imposed Under Sections 12022.53 or 667, subdivision (a)(1). The trial court was ordered to reduce the sentence accordingly if any of the enhancements are stricken.
  • People v. Daniel, No. S253524, Supreme Court of California (February 20, 2019): Petition For Review Granted. Murder And Attempted Murder Conviction Transferred To The Court Of Appeal, 2nd District, Division 1, With Directions To Vacate Its Decision And Reconsider The Cause In Light Of Senate Bill No. 1393.
  • Personal Restraint of Mandefero, No. 75682-6-I, Washington Court Of Appeals, Division I (January 14, 2019): Personal Restraint Petition Granted. First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, And Second Degree Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm Case Remanded To Trial Court For Resentencing Because Trial Court Erred In Failing to Consider Petitioner’s Youth As A Mitigating Factor Supporting An Exceptional Sentence Downward.
  • People v. Daniel, No. B275303, California Court Of Appeal, 2nd District, Division 1 (December 5, 2018): Murder And Attempted Murder Conviction Remanded To Trial Court To Exercise Its Discretion, Newly Conferred By The Passage Of Senate Bill 620, To Strike Firearm Enhancement Which Was Previously Mandatory And Resentence Appellant.
  • Marriage of Aronson and Aronson, No. 75734-2-I (September 4, 2018): Represented Wife On Appeal Of A Divorce Action. Court of Appeals Concluded Trial Court Erred In Failing To Ascertain Whether the Stock Options Were Granted to Compensate Appellant for Past, Present, Or Future Employment Services. Case Remanded To Trial Court To Recharacterize The Stock Options And To Award Appellant Attorney Fees.
  • People V. Murray, No. C084981, California Court Of Appeal, 3rd District, Sacramento (August 1, 2018): Murder Conviction And Sentence Conditionally Reversed And Remanded to The Juvenile Court For A Juvenile Transfer Hearing To Determine Appellant’s Suitability Within The Juvenile Justice System. If Appellant Is Found Fit For The Juvenile Court System, He Will Be Resentenced As A Juvenile Instead Of An Adult.
  • People V. Nuby, No. B269910, California Court Of Appeal, 2nd District, Division 3 (July 25, 2018):  Murder Conviction Remanded To Trial Court To Exercise Its Discretion, Newly Conferred By The Passage Of Senate Bill 620, To Strike Firearm Enhancement Which Was Previously Mandatory And Resentence Appellant.
  • City of Everett v. Smith, No. 17-1-02630-31, Snohomish County Superior Court On RALJ Appeal (July 3, 2018): Assault In The Fourth Degree (DV) Conviction Reversed Due To Prosecutorial Misconduct.
  • People v. Kellum, No. B268683, California Court Of Appeal, 2nd District, Division 4 (May 9, 2018):  Murder Conviction Remanded To Trial Court To Exercise Its Discretion, Newly Conferred By The Passage Of Senate Bill 620, To Strike Firearm Enhancements Which Were Previously Mandatory And Resentence Appellant.
  • State v. Ho, No. 77849-8-I, Washington Court Of Appeals, Division I (March 19, 2018):Personal Restraint Petition Transferred To Superior Court And Consolidated With A Criminal Rule 7.8 Motion. Court Granted Motion And Ordered That Petitioner, Originally Sentenced to 44 Years On Three Counts Of Assault In The First Degree And One Count Of First Degree Possession Of A Firearm, Be Resentenced In Light Of State v. O’Dell, 183 Wn.2d 680 (2015) And In Re Petition of Light-Roth, 200 Wn. App. 149, Review Granted, 189 Wn.2d 1030 (2017) Stating That A Defendant’s Youth May Justify A Downward Departure From The SRA So Long As There Is Evidence That Youth In Fact Diminished The Defendant’s Culpability.
  • People v. Robinson, No. BA274025, Los Angeles Superior Court (March 5, 2018): Petition for Writ Of Habeas Corpus Granted. Court Ordered That Petitioner Be Resentenced On All Five Felony Convictions. Pursuant To The Holding In People v. Rodriguez (2009) 47 Cal.4th 501, Petitioner Should Not Have Been Resentenced To Both Sentencing Enhancements Pursuant To Section 186.22 Subdivision (b)(1)(C) And Section 12022.5, Subdivision (a)(1), In Both Counts 2 and 3. Petitioner Resentenced On July 25, 2018.
  • State v. Longan,  No. C16-6053 BHS, United States District Court, Western District of Washington (November 2, 2017): Certificate Of Appealability Issued On Federal Petition For Writ Of Habeas Corpus, Permitting Appellant’s Case To Proceed To The Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals.
  • People v. Kellum, No. S244786, California Supreme Court (December 20, 2017): Petition For Review Granted. Murder Conviction Transferred To The Court of Appeal With Directions To Vacate Its Decision and Reconsider The Cause In Light of S.B. 620.
  • Snapir V. Breliant, No. CC-17-1002-STaL, United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit (November 3, 2017): Court’s Award Of Prejudgment Interest Vacated Due To The Court Giving No Reason For Departing From the Federal Interest Rate.
  • People V. Murray, No. C069856, California Court of Appeal, 3rd District (April 14, 2017): Murder Conviction Judgment Of Sentence Reversed and Remanded to Trial Court Where Defendant Was Resentenced to 25 years to Life Instead of the Original Life in Prison Without Possibility of Parole Sentence Due to the Sentencing Court Not Originally Considering All Of The Factors Relevant To Juvenile Sentencing. Mr. Parker Handled the Resentencing Hearing on April 14, 2017.
  • City of Bellevue V. K.S., No. 16-1-05719-1 SEA (March 22, 2017): Assault in the Fourth Degree (DV) Conviction Reversed Due To Prosecutorial Misconduct.
  • Virabyan v. Muradyan et al, No. B265877, California Court of Appeal, 2nd District, Division 7 (December 15, 2016): Reversal of a Judgment Against the Client on a Civil Case Seeking Damages for Personal Injury with Directions to the Trial Court to Vacate the Order Granting the Motion for a Terminating Sanction Due to the Trial Court Abusing its Discretion.
  • State v. Howe, No. 66543-0-I (November 12, 2012): Felony drug possession with intent to manufacture or deliver overturned due to a warrantless search of the appellant’s vehicle.
  • State v. Lozano, No. 41177-6-II (March 27, 2012): Second degree rape conviction overturned due to the court improperly joining two rape cases.
  • State v. Rowe, No. 61424-0-I (October 26, 2009): A condition in the Judgment and Sentence required correction and the case was remanded for resentencing.
  • State v. Leverett, No. 57521-0-I. (November 13, 2006): Driving Under the Influence conviction overturned due to the jury’s receipt of the police report referencing the fact of a blood draw when the breath test had been suppressed. Mr. Parker assisted in drafting the brief as the law clerk to attorney Scott Robbins.

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