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Timothy F. Sullivan

Saint Petersburg DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. If you have a "wet reckless" conviction and catch another DUI charge -- still a 2nd degree misdemeanor? Also question about plea

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Timothy F. Sullivan
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. John Joseph Joyce III
    4. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    5. Jason Barrett Snyder
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    The severity of your sentence after trial will depend on the judge and any aggravating facts associated with your case. DUI is not a true 2nd degree misdemeanor as the maximum sentence for a first non aggravated DUI is 12 months of probation and 180 days in jail-as opposed to 6 months probation and 60 days in jail. If convicted the judge must impose the DUI school, community service, and license suspension. If acquitted, the DMV suspension will be removed from your record if you blew - not if...

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  2. Does Mugshots.com has an obligation to unpublish expunged records / mugshots once served with expungement papers?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David S Katz
    2. Timothy F. Sullivan
    3. Douglas Holbrook
    4. Jonathan Hackworth
    5. Brian Lee Michael Balaguera
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    Agreed. Courtesy. However, I have found them to be reasonable in removing the booking photos of my clients who have had their records expunged or sealed. Generally, I can get them a copy of the Order Expunging the Record and the photo is removed within 48 hours, if not sooner.

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  3. Can a person have a motion to suppress to turn off volume on dui video so jury cannot hear about defendants priors?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Timothy F. Sullivan
    2. Tiffany Vanessa Colbert
    3. Eric J Trabin
    4. Colleen M. Glenn
    5. Jerry Jenkins
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    It would be a "motion in limine," but yes, absolutely.

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  4. Why am I being forced to plea to a DUI when I was not drunk nor under the influence of anything, yet arrested for it?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Timothy F. Sullivan
    2. Brian Robert Dettman
    3. Brandon M Daniels
    4. Majid Vasigh
    5. Grant Ian Schwarz
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    If you would like a second opinion regarding your case, please contact another lawyer to discuss the facts and circumstances of your case. You should ask your PD for a copy of your discovery and the video associated with your case. Just like in the medical field, it never hurts to get a second opinion. Most lawyers will offer this consultation at no charge. Tim Sullivan Clearwater DUI Defense Attorney

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  5. What to do about my aggravated assualt charge that is withheld

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Timothy F. Sullivan
    2. James Regan
    3. Summer Rae Goldman
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with James. There may be an additional method of contacting the State Attorney, seeing if the SAO is willing to amend the charge to allow you to become a nurse. Granted, there is no legal basis for the state to agree to this as the time for you to raise any appeal-able issues or ineffective assistance of counsel has long since run, but occasionally mitigating exceptional circumstances exist where the State is willing to accommodate. An experienced criminal defense attorney in the...

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  6. If you got a DUI 2 years ago, got into PTI and finished it, does a second DUI get treated as a 1st offense or second?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Timothy F. Sullivan
    2. Justin Gary Hausler
    3. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    4. Andrew Michael Bonderud
    5. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    5 lawyer answers

    The minimum mandatory sanctions would be that of a first offense. But, the prosecutor may very well seek enhanced sanctions. Also, if you lost your DHSMV hearing on the first offense, you may have a more lengthy license suspension if both cases involved a "refusal." There are many great lawyers in your area. I would recommend the lawyers at Stone Lockett.

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  7. My 18 year old son was stopped and taken to jail at 2am for dui I have no idea what what to expect.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Timothy F. Sullivan
    2. James Kevin Hayslett
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Steven Douglas Knittle
    5. Robert G. Whittel
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    DUI is an extremely complicated area of the law. Your attorney will need many more details to answer these questions. I'd recommend setting some appointments at local law firms that practice DUI law in your county. You may find one willing to workout a payment plan. Please be advised that if your son had an unlawful breath alcohol level or refused the breath test, your attorney only has 10 days to challenge the administrative driver's license suspension with the DHSMV. So don't wait on...

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  8. My fiance and I were charged with 2nd offense, but have never been arrested before. What can we do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jennifer Ann Jacobs
    2. Timothy F. Sullivan
    3. Colleen M. Glenn
    4. Corey Ira Cohen
    5. Jeremy Clark
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    A prior petit theft conviction enhances the charge to a first degree misdemeanor. If you previously received a "notice to appear" for theft that is the equivalent of a formal arrest. Depending on a number of factors, your lawyer may be able to convince the State to file a "no information" which is a dismissal of the charges. If that did not work, you may be eligible for a diversion program that would ultimately result in a dismissal of the charges. You should speak with an experienced,...

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  9. Need help

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Timothy F. Sullivan
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Michael Adam Haber
    4. Christopher Robert Kaigle
    5. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
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    If you have a lawyer you should discuss your options with him or her. He may be able to facilitate a resolution of the matter without the need for you to return to Florida.

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  10. Am i going to jail.petty theft dropped by walmart ,,but state is persuing case

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Timothy F. Sullivan
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    4. Amir A. Ladan
    5. David P Fraser
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    8 lawyer answers

    You may be eligible for a diversion program that, if you successfully completed, would not only result in your not going to jail, but will result in the charge being dismissed. You should schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney that regularly practices in the County where the offense took place. He/She will know what options are available to you, as every jurisdiction is a little different.

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