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Dennis H. Sullivan Jr.

Dennis Sullivan’s Answers

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  • Was it legal for the police to search my car AFTER my friend gave up the stolen merchandise that they were looking for ?

    I gave my friend a ride to Walmart, he allegedly stole some headphones and he left the store and come to my car, as he came to my car the loss prevention people followed him and were on the phone with the police. My friend told me that they were o...

    Dennis’s Answer

    I am afraid that the fact your friend was in your car and then gave up stolen merchandise would (most likely) give the police probable cause to search your vehicle.

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  • The police found marijuana, digital scales, & a red straw in my belongings. What conviction could I face?

    My girlfriend overdosed in my hotel room so the police naturally searched the room & my belongings. They found a $5 bag of marijuana in my purse & a red straw. They also found digital scales next to my belongings but they were not mine. I have a r...

    Dennis’s Answer

    More than likely, you are just looking at two misdemeanors. Simple Possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

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  • Selling drugs 1000 feet of a school 4 caunts.

    they do knot have me on video or tap that the say they have selling any thang ......wondaring well the da look at that video and tap two get a leser plea .

    Dennis’s Answer

    You need to hire an attorney to review the evidence against you. They don't have to have video of you in order to convict you. Those charges carry long prison terms.

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  • I have a few assault charges. Will I be able to represent myself, and win, for defending my self and others?

    I have been charged with a few assault charges in NC while defending myself and others by spraying a fire extinguisher at some people after we were all pepper sprayed.

    Dennis’s Answer

    It is not a good ida to represent yourself on something like this. You will be held to the same standards as a trained lawyer. If you make any mistake, it could cost you your freedom. If you can't afford an attorney, the court will appoint one to represent you.

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  • Can I get it reduced to something different without affecting my insurance premiums or can I take a PJC?

    I were clocked at 55 mph in a 35mph zone in Burlington, NC, but the officer reduced it to 44 mph in a 35 mph (G.S. 20-141(B)) because I were polite to him. I was honest and told him I didn't realize how fast I were going. It was during light rain ...

    Dennis’s Answer

    People often make the mistake of trying to handle a ticket themselves without the appropriate knowledge of the repercussions of a plea. Only an experienced traffic attorney can review your record, guide you on the best course of action and obtain the best result. Many counties will reduce a charge such as your to an improper equipment violation if the attorney provides a compelling reason for them to do so. That would carry no insurance nor license points. A much better result than trying to guess what is best to do on your own. The fee you pay for experienced representation will be worth it.

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  • How much does it cost to have a TODD done?

    My wife and I own a 4-bedroom house in Ewa Beach, HI. We would like to have a "Transfer On Death Deed" done naming our 3 adult children as beneficiaries. Can you tell me how much it would cost to have this TODD prepared.

    Dennis’s Answer

    You should contact an estate planning attorney in Hi. to have that question answered. Prices vary greatly from one area to another.

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  • Can one be discharge from the military for a drug ticket?

    I was pulled over and the officer found a weed grinder in my car and he gave me a ticket and i went to court and the judge asked me to go to the Drugs and alcohol class and i did but the military found out.. would i be discharged from the militar...

    Dennis’s Answer

    You can be discharged from the military for any violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Any controlled substance violation qualifies, even weed. Seek counsel from a local attorney or get an appointment with the JAG office.

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  • Accused of felony b&e and larceny after b&e simply because I had a computer that was supposedly stolen. I of course presented

    The serial number i had on file from when the computer was given to me. They immediately accused me and tried to get my wife to write a statement against me and told me if I didn't admit that I broke in and stole the computer they would charge bot...

    Dennis’s Answer

    You should always fight for yourself, but you have put details on here that could be used as admissions against you. Absolutely hire an attorney and stay off of any form of social media regarding this matter.
    There is a doctrine of law called the Doctrine of Recent Possession. It basically says that a person found in possession of recently stolen goods is presumed to be the thief under the law.
    Get a lawyer to discuss this with in private.

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  • Can a 16 year old girl leave home to be with a 20 year old man?

    My 16 year old girl has left home to be with 20 yr old man and we have told her numerous times to come home and she refuses. The 20 yr old man has told us to stay off his property. What can we do?

    Dennis’s Answer

    The age of consent in NC is 16. The age at when she becomes an adult is 18. If she isn't coming home, she is technically a runaway. The police can be notified and assist.
    Be aware that if she is skipping school, her license can be affected.

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  • North Carolina. I am 18 currently dating a girl who is 16, can we have sex with out fear of prosecution?

    Like the question states, can I be charged? She's 16 I'm 18. Thanks

    Dennis’s Answer

    Absent any relationship mentioned previously (teacher, counselor, etc.) which I doubt based upon your age, you are fine for all consensual relations.

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