No. 31722-6-III.

335 P.3d 444 (2014)

STATE of Washington, Respondent, v. Lucas J. MERRILL, Defendant.

Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 3.

October 2, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jeffry K. Finer , Center for Justice, Spokane, WA, for Appellant.

Stephen Wooden Garvin , Mark Erik Lindsey , Spokane County Prosecuting Attorneys Office, Spokane, WA, for Respondent.


¶ 1 This appeal of attorney sanctions is before us again after remand. In 2011, the trial court sanctioned defense attorney Matthew Harget for twice contacting crime victims without a victim/witness advocate present. The victims of Mr. Harget's client exercised their rights under RCW 7.69.030(10) to have an advocate present at any prosecution or defense interview. Mr. Harget appealed and this court remanded for the trial court to determine...

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