Dennis James Dressler’s Answers

Dennis James Dressler

Spokane Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I have an immigration case and a pending criminal charge

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis James Dressler
    2. Irene Vaisman
    3. Christopher R Carney
    4. Jason B Moore
    5. Frank Mascagni III
    5 lawyer answers

    For the purposes of ICE issues a misdemeanor can be as deadly as a felony. What you and I think of an aggravated crime and what ICE considers to be aggravated are also two different things. Dont do anything with the new charge until you speak with an attorney that is very knowledgable in immigration law and how criminal law and it impact each other. Good luck on getting that type of attorney. Do it today!

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  2. How can you determine if a witness is credible?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis James Dressler
    2. Holli Giffin
    3. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3 lawyer answers

    There is a lot more information needed to answer this question. It is not the sort of thing you want to be discussing on the internet. Contact the lawyer that represents you. If you don't have an attorney yet hire one or contact the Publice Defenders to see if you qualify for an appointed attorney. Do it now!

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  3. I have a friend with a big problem...he has a 3rd DUI

    Answered 10 days ago.

    1. Dennis James Dressler
    2. Paul Soreff
    3. James D. Mills
    3 lawyer answers

    As Mr. Mills stated, this is a very complex issue. Normally DUI is not considered either a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT) or an aggravated felony either of which will trigger immigration issues. If your friend has counsel they can check with Washington Defenders Association's Immigration Project to determine if there are other issues.

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  4. Can you request a mitigation hearing to go before sentencing judge after serving year in prison?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Donna Eugenia Vasilkovs
    2. Dennis James Dressler
    3. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous answer. Washington has provisions for review of sentences on misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors but not for felony convictions.

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  5. How much time will i get if i have never had any proirs or even been in trouble for 1st offense of burglary1 and assault2?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lenell Rae Nussbaum
    2. Dennis James Dressler
    3. James Regan
    3 lawyer answers

    If convicted of both charges the Burglary First Degree will carry 26 to 34 months; the assault second degree, if convicted of both counts carries between 12 months and one day to 14 months concurrently. This range assumes that there are no enhancements or aggravators filed. You are not eligible for sentencing under the first time offender waiver due to the fact that both of these charges are "strike" offenses under the Persistent Offender Act (three strikes and you are out law). Contact...

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  6. My nephew is in need of a pro bono lawyer in a federal case. His 4th amendment rights have been wronged. Wa. state..

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sarah J Jordan
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3. Dennis James Dressler
    3 lawyer answers

    Contact the Federal Public Defenders of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. They are located in Spokane. If you can meet the indigency requirements they can be appointed to represent you in Federal court.

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  7. Were and how do I get legal forms and if a motion to dismiss should be filed?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis James Dressler
    2. Christopher A Swaby
    3. Chong Hae Ye
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    I don't know what your previous experience has been with Public Defenders has been but the crew at Spokane County Public Defenders are hard working and appear in cour on this sort of case more than anyone else that practices criminal law. Discovery will be made to your PD and you can review it with them. Contact Spokane County Pretrial Services right away and see if you qualify for a PD.

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  8. Criminal:What Is Intimidation Of A Witness?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis James Dressler
    2. Stan Glisson
    3. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    4. Cindy Bassett
    4 lawyer answers

    You have posted an interesting question, but it is one that needs more information to answer. You have not indicated how these comments could have intimidated a witness in the case. If you provide more information you will probably get several responses.

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  9. What would the typical sentence be for a 2nd degree assault/strangulation DV with a previous expunged possession charge?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Adam Joseph Yanasak
    2. Jeffrey W Holmes
    3. Dennis James Dressler
    4. Aaron Lukoff
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous attorney that answered your question. My concern would be that has your husband was aware of her seizures and the recent surgery that not only is an exceptional sentence possible but that the prosecutor could add an "aggravating factor" for being exceptionally vulneralbe or that your husband was in a position of trust.

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  10. Do I really need an attorney, or will the outcome be nearly the same? Possession of Marijuana under 40 grams.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis James Dressler
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    2 lawyer answers

    Although I agree with Mr. Poulson's answer about why a licensed attorney will normally be your best bet there is something that you can explore first Please bear in mind that when you represent yourself there is always seeing the outcome you "need" as being more important that the outcome that is based upon the facts of your case which is what will largely drive the outcome of your case. Talk to the prosecutor about whether it is possible to do something called an In re Barr plea which is...

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