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Dennis H. Sullivan Jr.

Dennis Sullivan’s Answers

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  • I recentiy got arrested. a warrant for my arrest was not shown to me and I was transported from my home to different jail.

    City police took me from my home to another district without a warrant also my right where not read to me can I get out of this and have a clean record?

    Dennis’s Answer

    North Carolina now has a computerized warrant system. They do not need to have a physical warrant in hand.

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  • Will a civil citation for open beer on the beach in NC be on my record?

    I gave my name and address but they never looked at my ID or asked for my SS #. I wonder if I should even pay it. Will they look me up?

    Dennis’s Answer

    You should pay it, but it will not show up on any criminal record check.

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  • What do I need to do if I was charged with doing 74 in a 55?

    I got a ticket in 2009 and that was the only other one.

    Dennis’s Answer

    You need to hire a lawyer in the jurisdiction where you received the ticket. At that speed, it is a criminal offense and can revoke your license.

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  • If i do the 90 day program at Dart Cherry, will that time come off my 6 month sentence?

    I was sentence 6 months for probation violation. Instead of serving the 6 months the court sent me to the Dart Cherry Program for 90 days. Will that time at Dart Cherry go towards my 6 month sentence?

    Dennis’s Answer

    Yes. Dart Cherry is a custodial program. It will count towards your 6 months.

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  • IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO OBTAIN A GRAND JURY TRANSCRIPT??

    IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO OBTAIN A GRAND JURY TRANSCRIPT IN NC FOR A DRUG TRAFFICKING OFFFENSE THAT JUST OCCURRED IN APRIL??

    Dennis’s Answer

    In NC grand jury proceedings are secret. There is no court reporter present, so no transcript would be available.

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  • If i have a petty theft charge that was sealed and am now being charged with embezzelment what type of time am i looking at?

    the total was 3500 dollar over a 3 month period but. I've been buying back most of the things i've embezzeled so that the total will go down, will this help with my sentencing. my petty theft charge was from when i was 16 years old and it was sea...

    Dennis’s Answer

    You would not be looking at active time. At worst, you would receive probation. It may be possible for your attorney to negotiate a deferred prosecution agreement if the restitution is paid.

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  • Any merit in MAR due to ingestion of Xanax, Klonopin, Trazedone at time of plea?

    Fact of meds is in transcript of plea as well as verbatim transcript. Court inquired, but not heavily as to state of mind, but no expert testimony. Accepted the word of defendant that he was ok to proceed.

    Dennis’s Answer

    If the defendant's plea was not knowing and voluntary due to impairment, then it may be possible to set it aside. You should be aware that answering the questions in the plea transcript falsely could subject the defendant to additional charges.

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  • I got two marijuana and paraphernalia charges in two weeks. It is my first and second offense what will i be looking at?

    They were both under a half-ounce. I haven't gone to court for either one of them yet.

    Dennis’s Answer

    You should certainly hire a lawyer. It may be possible for the charges to be consolidated and disposed of at the same time, allowing you to ultimately end up with a dismissal.

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  • Is a pjc allowed in 20 over

    Most of what I read says its is not allowed in 25 over but the article sponsored by this website says 15 over

    Dennis’s Answer

    It is allowed, but it is always at the discretion of a judge. An experienced traffic lawyer can look at your record and properly advise you as to the best course of action for you. A PJC may not be best.

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  • What should he do?

    My boyfriend just got a speeding ticket for going 57 in a 45, he is recently on unsupervised probation but has the chance to just pay the ticket off. Should he hire a lawyer & go to court or just avoid it all by paying for the ticket?

    Dennis’s Answer

    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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