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Dennis H. Sullivan Jr.

Dennis Sullivan’s Answers

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  • My husband is in jail for 5 tickets,how can I get him out

    He just got arrested today

    Dennis’s Answer

    Call the jail and find out what his bond is. Then call a bondsman who will charge you 10-15 % of that amount to get him out. Or hire a lawyer to try and get his bond reduced.

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  • First offense DUI charge in Wilmington, NC. .11%

    I was pulled over for not maintaining lane control. I had my ID already out the window for the Officer. He asked if I had been drinking to which I said a few beer. He shoved a breathalyzer in my face, I refused. He opened my car door, threatened t...

    Dennis’s Answer

    The District Attorney in New Hanover County does not negotiate on DWI cases. This sounds like a case that has issues that will need to be tried in front of a judge.
    The total costs will depend upon whether you are convicted and what your insurance company does and what treatment recommendation is made, but the court costs, assessment and fines should be slightly less than $1000 total.

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

    The offense was classified as a Class A misdemeanor for shoplifting/concealment of goods.

    Dennis’s Answer

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

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  • I am 17 and I got a speeding ticket for 70 in 45. Will I lose my license and/or is there a chance that I can get it reduced?

    I have a prayer for judgement, not for speeding, that is from 8 months ago.

    Dennis’s Answer

    Your best chance for a reduction is to speak with a traffic attorney in the area where you received the ticket. Counties vary widely as to how they deal with speeding that fast by a teenager.

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  • I am being charged with obtain false pretense,second degree trespassing and misdemeanor larceny is probabtion a option?

    This is my second larceny charge

    Dennis’s Answer

    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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  • If I am serving jail time on the weekends in Wake County, NC which jail do I go to?

    There is the old jail on Salisbury Street next to the new Justice Center and then there is the new detention center on Hammond Road.

    Dennis’s Answer

    It is more than likely the Hammond Road jail, but if you have a probation officer you should ask them. Otherwise, call the clerk of court.

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  • If you have a misdemeanor charge and then have a felony can you have your record expunged ?

    The misdemeanor and the felony are not related. The conviction date was January 1998, there have been no more charges since 1998,

    Dennis’s Answer

    it will depend on whether they occurred within 12 months of each other, as well as what the charges are.
    See the following article I wrote on Felony expungements.

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  • Should I use a prayer for judgement on a 23mph over speeding ticket in north Carolina?

    I have a Florida license and zero points. I cannot afford the fine and am considering the prayer for judgement.

    Dennis’s Answer

    A prayer for judgment is not a given at that speed. It is up to the judge to see whether to grant a PJC. You run the risk of it being denied and then having the insurance increase and possible license suspension that would follow a conviction. I know money is tight, but you need to hire an attorney to help you get the best result possible.

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

    Wayne County

    Dennis’s Answer

    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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  • My 18 year old son got 83 in a 60

    I am wondering how to approach this and what the penalties are likely to be. He has had no previous violations.

    Dennis’s Answer

    You need to consult with a local attorney regarding this matter. Each judicial district deals with these matters differently. 83 in a 60 is a criminal offense and may revoke his license.

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