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Dennis James Dressler

Dennis Dressler’s Answers

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  • Is it lawful for my company to force their regulations based on fed law onto our tenants practicing their recreational right?

    My company manages apartment complexes here in the state of Washington. We operate under federal law but our tenants adhere to state law. I was recently told that we must report and act on the use of Marijuana in our complexes and possibly punish ...

    Dennis’s Answer

    As Mr. Steele said, if I own the property I get to make the rules. If you don't like his rules you do not have to work there.

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  • Is there a legal way to make sure that testing positive for THC will not cost me a potential job in Washington state?

    Recently, I was contacted by an employer who told me to talk with their hiring manager to set up an interview, but now I'm in a near panic attack over the impending drug test looming in the near future. Private, recreational consumption of Mariju...

    Dennis’s Answer

    As was said by Mr. Steele and Mr. Wolf there really is no way to force someone to hire you if you test positive to MJ use. Yes, personal use is now legal; however, it is the employer's right to hire, or not hire, someone for a job opening. We are an employment at will state; an employer can hire whomever they desire.

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  • I threw a drink at my mother in the parking lot of a Fred myers. No charges were pressed but will I be charged with assault?

    My mother is a paranoid scitsfrenic I payed for her move from Arizona to WA and was taking care of her. Because of her behavior I lost my lease and we have all been living in our vehicles. An argument in sued while we were looking for a new appart...

    Dennis’s Answer

    Get a lawyer now. As you are homeless at the moment it is likely you can be appointed a public defender. The sooner you apply the sooner you can meet with your lawyer. In the mean time if there is a court date show up and tell the judge you have applied for a PD and are waiting to be appointed. Good luck.

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  • Do I need a lawyer

    I was involved in an accident where I got a DUI. I was the only one involved.I broke 3 ribs fractured my voice box and was bleeding out of my face the police officer who showed up to the scene didn't call paramedics and put me in hand cuffs behind...

    Dennis’s Answer

    Get a lawyer. Do it now. If you can not afford private counsel request a public defender be appointed to your case. This is not just about the DUI but also all the collateral issues (license, insurance) the accident and potentially possible action for not taking you for a medical examination. Don't delay, do it today. Good luck!

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  • I have a case that has charges someone did not commit as well as charges of probation violation after he was off probation.

    No one will help and have shut us out. .im a professional person in our community just need help.need a pro bono or payments

    Dennis’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. McWethy. Have your someone make a request for a public defender. They are, for all practicable purposes, the lawyers who spend the most time in court and dealing with the prosecutors. As your someone is on probation I am surprised they did not know to ask for a PD. Good luck!

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  • If the lawyer asks for $1500 and I gave him $700 and he took it but I haven't been able to come up with the rest of the money

    I have a misstatement case (interfering with a police investigation) the person who was charged with the gun which is what I was charged with interfering with their investigation but the case the person with the gun , the charges where dropped for...

    Dennis’s Answer

    Just because the other persons case was dismissed does not impact your case because his was dismissed as part of a plea bargain. Your issues still remain. If you do nothing else ask for the court to dismiss the attorney you hired and request a public defender be appointed. They are some of the best criminal defense attorneys around. Good luck!

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  • Will i be asked to do a drug test on my visit with my p.o. for the first time on a 3 year deffered sentence for cds methamphetam

    Pulled over with small bad and failed to appear on court date

    Dennis’s Answer

    You are on a deferred for something similar and are still carrying and using? It appears you are doing everything within your ability to get your deferred revoked. Stop carrying, stop using and talk with your PO before he finds out. Better to hear it from you upfront than after the fact. Good luck.

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  • Realistic expectations of potential misdemeanor probation violation?

    I am heading into my 4th month of misdemeanor probation for first offense DUI. I received a sentence of 1 year in jail with all but 48 hours suspended. I completed my 48 hours and required DUI class within 2 weeks (I had 30 days) and also complete...

    Dennis’s Answer

    As Mr. Rodgers said, it will be up to the PO but it would appear you have been doing everything else either early or on time. Assuming you have developed a decent relationship with your PO you should be okay. It also helps you called on Friday even if it was late and you didn't slink in later with a lame excuse. Unless your CO really sucks you should only get a bit of a chewing out. Good luck.

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  • Signed written guilty plea, judge rejected it for "insufficient factual basis"

    I signed a written guilty plea for theft 4th to receive a deferred judgment. The judge rejected the guilty plea due to "insufficient factual basis". What would be the reason/possible reasons for this?

    Dennis’s Answer

    One assumes you had either private counsel or a court appointed attorney before making a deal with the state. You should be asking this question of your attorney

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  • Who is at fault for my excessive wrongful arrests leading to 25months of nonconsecutive incarcerations in Yakima Valley Jails.

    March,10,2010 I was released from WCCW as my debt to society was paid in full with the 59/90 earned release good time with the addition of my remaining probation time added to my prison sentence because I was a dosa revoke. My sentence started out...

    Dennis’s Answer

    Have you considered asking this question of the attorneys that represented you. They would have more access to the facts that are necessary to answer your question as there really isn't enough information here to give you an accurate answer. Good luck.

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