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Dustin R. T. Sullivan

Dustin Sullivan’s Answers

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  • Can I be pulled over for what an officer describes as tint and be issued a warning ticket even though they didn't test the tint

    After words this lead to a search & seizure of property based off a warning ticket alone

    Dustin’s Answer

    Absolutely. An officer may pull you over for what he/ she believes to be a tint violation. Now if the officer never used a tiny meter on it and cited you, it would be a different story.

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  • I have a DUI charge from 20+ years ago in Md. I live in NC. Can I have a lawyer represent me in court without being present ?

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    Dustin’s Answer

    Typically yes but the attorney would certainly have to let you know. Here in NC you can enter a plea by waiver which allows an attorney to enter a plea without your presence so your best bet is to shop around in Martland and speak to some attorneys who may be able to assist you. Best of luck!

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  • No contact with co defendant order between two people who love each other and are engaged

    s follows: No contact order? Me and my fiancee were both arrested at another persons home on drug charges and along with us there were 3 other co defendants at the time. Those co defendants apparently placed the blame on me and my girlfriend, pr...

    Dustin’s Answer

    The best remedy is to file a motion to modify the terms of your probation. The best bet is to hire an attorney to do this on your behalf. If at any point you are found with your girlfriend, you are going to be found in violation of your probation and be charged with a probation violation. Best of luck!

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  • Need some knowledge of DWI assessments and dwlr assessments in NC?

    In NC when you get a dwi you are required to take an assessment and then the number of classes determined by the assessor. As of 2008 they also require you to take an assessment if you get a dwlr and your revocation had been due to a dwi. I had a ...

    Dustin’s Answer

    Yes, you are able to take the assessment and recommendations anywhere in the state of NC. You are not required to take it in the same county you were convicted in. You should only need to take and complete these for the DWI and not for each dwlr unless it was ordered by the judge which would be very unusual for New Hanover county. Once you complete the assessment and recommendations you will be in much better shape to be eligible for your license after the revocation period is up. Best of luck!

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  • I need help with GS 18b 302(2)(1) at the age of 20 myself( now 21) with my roomate at the age of 20 to buy alcohol

    My court case is tomorrow downtown and I do not know what to do. maybe a PJC? thanks so much

    Dustin’s Answer

    A PJC is a conviction so that is not the best option, nor will the DAs office simply allow you to do it. The New Hanover Co. DAs office has made a policy not to make it simple for any underage drinking offenses so what you are trying to get done will most likely not happen at all, especially being u represented. Hire an attorney!

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  • Years following a guilty misdemeanor plea, what can be done to help improve your criminal record besides an expungement?

    Child Abuse: improper storage of firearm, maintaining and dwelling of controlled substance, and possession of pyrotechnics: fireworks.. All misdemeanors charges due to choosing the wrong boyfriend

    Dustin’s Answer

    More information is needed. When were the convictions? Have you had ANY charges since then? You MAY be eligible to expunge certain types of convictions here in NC so long as 15 years has passed since the conviction date AND you have not had any new charges during the 15 year interim.

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  • I am being charges for a Misdemeanor Larceny and need to know what to expect.

    Over a month a go I accidently picked up a wallet and didn't realize it until I grab my purse later that day. Not knowing where I got it from for sure I return it to a store I was in earlier in the day. I told them I found it. Now I am being charg...

    Dustin’s Answer

    You need to retain an attorney prior to court date and try and get the case dismissed. Don't speak to anyone else about the case except for the attorney. If you can hire one the court may appoint you an attorney. Best of luck!

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  • Im on probation and I caught a new charge.

    Also I live in a halfway house. I also attend intensive outpatient classes. I failed a drug test a month ago but passed my recent one. I have been using and am serious about really getting my self together Ive known for a while and have tried to ...

    Dustin’s Answer

    The one failed drug test isn't the biggest issue you face since you have tested clean since then. The real issue is the new charge and it really depends what that new charge is. What are you on probation for now? What is your new charge? What is your prior record? Don't answer these questions on here but as you can see a number of factors come into play. I would certainly recommend that you apply for court appointed counsel if you are eligible and cover all of this with the attorney. Good luck!

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  • I have a pending felony charge that is suppose to be getting dropped will this show up on my background check?

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    Dustin’s Answer

    I absolutely agree with what the other attorneys have already stated. Yes, it will still show up on your record and I would certainly recommend that you get this expunged shortly after the case is dismissed, so long as you are able to. The expungement process will "take away" the charge from even being listed on your record as though it never happened. Typically, I tell clients the process takes around 6 months from start to finish. Best of luck!

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