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Timothy F. Sullivan

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  • What does " Pinellas County hold" mean?

    I looked on my boyfriend status and at the bottom it say that . And I wanna know what it means, like is it a good or bad thing ?

    Timothy’s Answer

    Your boyfriend likely has an outstanding warrant and was picked up in another county. That other county will "hold" him until Pinellas County comes and picks him up.

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  • What should I do?

    I have a warrant for bad check in Florida. I did not know it until now. I moved to Europe more than a year ago. Closed my bank accounts. My friend called me that that 2 checks value of $800 was not paid and I was reported. I am planning on to go b...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Yes you can and likely will be arrested at the airport if you do not resolve this issue. However, a lawyer may be able to resolve this issue without the need for you to come back to the US. Id recommend contacting a lawyer in the county where the offense allegedly took place to see what your options are.

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  • What is normal grand larceny sentences?

    I am charged with grand larceny. What are the normal sentencing for this type of case. I have no prior felonies. First time arrested in Florida.

    Timothy’s Answer

    It depends on the value of the alleged theft. It can range from diversion programs to prison.

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  • If you don't get charged for drugs right away and agree to help cops and change mind can they charge you later ?

    if so how long do they have to charge you ? all they found was about a gram of weed ?

    Timothy’s Answer

    1 gram of marijuana constitutes a 1st degree misdemeanor with a 2 year statute of limitations.

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  • When is my boyfriend getting out of jail?

    So my boyfriend got arrested on the 11th of this month, I looked up online to see what's been taking so long because its been saying pending trail for the longest. .. but the looks of it, it has 3 chargers of misdemenors and his bond is 250 each s...

    Timothy’s Answer

    If he does not post the bond he will stay in jail until the case is resolved. If you do not have the full bond amount, you can contact a bail bondsmen to post the bond.

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  • Where can I get a physical FDLE finger print card to seal my record?

    i am trying to seal my record, and when i pritned the application from the internet and took the paper to the cops to fingerprint me, they said they are not set up to fingerprint on paper and need the physical finger print card...i called the fdle...

    Timothy’s Answer

    The county Sheriff's office.

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  • Will a felony PTI show on a background check ?

    I want to rent an apartment they require no convictions. I have a felony charge that is pending . I am able to do PTI ? Was I convicted and will it show on a background check ?

    Timothy’s Answer

    The record of arrest will show in a background check until you have it sealed. However, if you were not "adjudicated guilty" it will not show as a conviction.

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  • Can they hold out of state convictions against you on the point system in Florida

    My son did 5 years in Alabama and was on probation in Michigan and left. They do not want him and put what he owes into the credit bureau Can they give him points for this here in Fl.?

    Timothy’s Answer

    Yes, your son will receive points on his Criminal Punishment Code score sheet for convictions that happened in other states. An experienced criminal defense attorney can investigate your son's prior record, review his current charges and the facts surrounding them, and provide you with an accurate score sheet. Do not take the State's scoresheet as gospel, they make mistakes on these all the time.

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  • My brother got in trouble in Florida. This is what he was charged with 316.193(3)(A)(B)( C)1

    Some type of a DUI I dont really have any other info except he needs money for an attorney.. But before all of that I need to know exactly what all this means...

    Timothy’s Answer

    It sounds as if your brother got a DUI involving property damage, a first degree misdemeanor (assuming he does not have any prior convictions).

    316.193(1) provides: "(1) A person is guilty of the offense of driving under the influence and is subject to punishment as provided in subsection (2) if the person is driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle within this state and:
    (a) The person is under the influence of alcoholic beverages, any chemical substance set forth in s. 877.111, or any substance controlled under chapter 893, when affected to the extent that the person’s normal faculties are impaired;
    (b) The person has a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood; or
    (c) The person has a breath-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath."

    316.193(3) provides: "(3) Any person:
    (a) Who is in violation of subsection (1);
    (b) Who operates a vehicle; and
    (c) Who, by reason of such operation, causes or contributes to causing:
    1. Damage to the property or person of another commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083."

    I would encourage you to hire an attorney who spends a majority of his time defending DUI's in the county in which your brother was arrested.

    Tim Sullivan

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  • Can someone be charged with theft as an adult if the crime was committed while they were a minor?

    Committed at 17, theft of an iPod, case being brought to life one year later? Thank you.

    Timothy’s Answer

    I wrote a legal guide on this very topic. I think you will find it helpful. The link to the legal guide is attached below.

    Best of luck,

    Tim Sullivan

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