Dennis H. Sullivan Jr.’s Answers

Dennis H. Sullivan Jr.

Wilmington Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. I am being charged with obtain false pretense,second degree trespassing and misdemeanor larceny is probabtion a option?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis H. Sullivan Jr.
    2. F. "Bill" William Powers
    3. Anna Morrison Goodwin
    4. Kevin Matthew Marcilliat
    5. Michael Jon Macht
    5 lawyer answers

    Probation is possible, though not guaranteed. Much depends upon your entire criminal history, as well as the amount of money involved and your ability to pay restitution.

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  2. Can they charge me again with the same thing?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis H. Sullivan Jr.
    2. C. Adam Barrington III
    3. John Douglas Lloyd
    3 lawyer answers

    They can either charge you again and have another probable cause hearing, or they can skip that step and go straight to a grand jury for an indictment. It is not double jeopardy.

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  3. The probable cause for pulling my friend over was that her insurance had overlapped, is that possible?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis H. Sullivan Jr.
    2. Christopher James Welch
    3. Fred B. Amos II
    3 lawyer answers

    You must mean that it had lapsed. Yes, if it had lapsed, then an officer can run the tags and pull you over.

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  4. I wanted to know how long my PJC runs and if my offense comes off my record at any specific time.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Dennis H. Sullivan Jr.
    2. Jesse Grant Scharff
    3. Matthew Vernon Silva
    3 lawyer answers

    A PJC is indefinite. It does not expire and does not come off your record.

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  5. Should I get a Prayer for Judgement or non-moving violation, for passing on a double line?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis H. Sullivan Jr.
    2. C. Adam Barrington III
    3. Kathryn Mary Holton
    3 lawyer answers

    Whether either a PJC or a non-moving violation will be available to you is up to the judge and/or district attorney. Passing on a double yellow line is a charge for which you should definitely hire a local attorney to negotiate the best resolution possible for you.

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  6. If you are arrested for shoplifting in the state of North Carolina what are the charges for 1st time offenders?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis H. Sullivan Jr.
    2. C. Adam Barrington III
    2 lawyer answers

    You should hire an attorney to try and get you a deferred prosecution agreement. If you successfully complete a probationary period, then the charge will be dismissed and can be expunged.

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  7. Probation as judgement

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis H. Sullivan Jr.
    2. James Kevan Minick
    3. Stephen F Wallace
    3 lawyer answers

    It would depend on a person's prior criminal history. It is possible if there are not many priors, but in intermediate punishment would be required as well. (split sentence or intensive probation).

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  8. Will i get points to my insurance? and can i take traffic school?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis H. Sullivan Jr.
    2. James Kevan Minick
    3. Michael R Crosner
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have no other tickets in the last three years, then the 9-over will not give you insurance points. If you are given the option of traffic school, then you should take it and then it would be reduced to another equipment violation.

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  9. What should he do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis H. Sullivan Jr.
    2. Fred B. Amos II
    3. William Lenox Fay
    3 lawyer answers

    If he pays the ticket, his insurance will increase. He should hire a lawyer. His probation should not be affected either way.

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  10. What happens if I don't go to court for a 9 over speeding ticket?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis H. Sullivan Jr.
    2. Todd Eric Gonyer
    3. Fred B. Amos II
    3 lawyer answers

    If you pay the ticket in advance, then you would not need to appear. If you have not had a ticket in the last three years, then you would not get an insurance increase for doing this. If you have had a ticket in the last three years, then your best bet is to hire a lawyer to help you. If the case is dismissed, you do not have to pay the court costs. If you plead not guilty, but are found guilty, then you would have to pay.

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