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Dennis James Dressler

Dennis Dressler’s Legal Guides

32 total

  • I just shot someone who broke into my home; what to do about the crime scene?

    First of all if you are lawfully defending yourself against an immediate threat of violence, don't think of it as a crime scene. If the attacker is no longer a threat to you set down your weapon aw

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  • Why did my codefendant get less time for the exact same crime?

    One of the most common reasons why one codefendant would get less time than the other is that the one has less criminal history. In State's such as Washington where your sentencing range is based upon your (mostly felony) convictions two people charged with the same crime will g...

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  • Why am I charged with robbery?

    I was at a big box department store and took some of their merchandise without paying for it. After I left the store I argued with the security officer and pushed to get away from him when he tried to take me into the store without my permission. Why did I get charged with robbe...

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  • My public defender is a (dump) truck.

    My PD is a (dump) truck. It seems like all he wants to do is plead me out. Why is that? Perhaps your Pd is trying to te

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  • Why does my attorney want me to plead to a different charge than I was arraigned on?

    The United States Supreme Court held inNorth Carolina versus Alfordthat a defendant could enter a plea of guilty to a charge that he knew the facts from the case would not support if certain criteria were met. Those criteria are: A stipulation that the facts of the case (such a...

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  • Another meeting?

    What are we doing at this meeting?

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  • I have to meet my lawyer for the first time; what should I do?

    This is my first meeting with my lawyer and I don't what to do to help myself.

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  • Speedy trial?

    The constitution says you have a right to a speedy trial.

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  • How can they charge me with possession?

    There are two actual definitions of possession; those are "actual" possession and "constructive" possession.

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  • What happens at First Appearance after an arrest for a bench warrant?

    What will be taking place at a first appearance concerning getting out after you get arrested for having missed a scheduled court date.

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