Dennis James Dressler’s Guides

Dennis James Dressler

Spokane Criminal Defense Attorney.

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

    Written by attorney Dennis Dressler, over 2 years ago.

    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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  2. Why am I charged with robbery?

    Written by attorney Dennis Dressler, over 2 years ago.

    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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  3. My public defender is a (dump) truck.

    Written by attorney Dennis Dressler, over 2 years ago.

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

    Written by attorney Dennis Dressler, over 2 years ago.

    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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  5. Another meeting?

    Written by attorney Dennis Dressler, over 2 years ago.

    What are we doing at this meeting?

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

    Written by attorney Dennis Dressler, over 2 years ago.

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

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  7. Speedy trial?

    Written by attorney Dennis Dressler, over 2 years ago.

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

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  8. How can they charge me with possession?

    Written by attorney Dennis Dressler, over 2 years ago.

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

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

    Written by attorney Dennis Dressler, over 2 years ago.

    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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  10. The (w)itch deserved it

    Written by attorney Dennis Dressler, over 2 years ago.

    When asked by the cops, the prosecutor or even your attorney the answer to the question "why did you hit her" never, ever, not even once say "because the (w)itch deserved it. It is an answer that will show up in the police report, in the prosecutor's file and will damage you beyo...

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