James Gary Sullivan’s Answers

James Gary Sullivan

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What does 1yr probated for 2yrs mean for probation..?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    2. James Gary Sullivan
    2 lawyer answers

    It means you will have a conviction for the misdemeanor offense and that the judge will sentence you to 1 year in jail and then probate it for 2 full years. If you violate your probation during that time, you can receive up to one year in jail.

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  2. Can you request a work alternative to prison. Or get a suspended sentence since your wife can't work and provide for the childre

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Mason Jeremy Lee
    2. James Gary Sullivan
    3. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have not already been sentenced, depending on the type of case and your criminal history, you may be able to receive a deferred adjudication probation from the judge based on the circumstances. This may be a long shot with a good defense attorney, but I have persuaded courts to do just that in cases where most people believed that prison was the only option. Before you agree to a prison sentence, you should contact a good criminal defense attorney to discuss your case.

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  3. Long story

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Gary Sullivan
    1 lawyer answer

    This is a rather bizarre occurrence. Who knows why a FB page goes up or down, if in fact it was an official page or rather just someone who knows you that put up a fake page. I cannot see why your case would be so significant as to make it onto an official police FB page in the first place, although most news media (e.g. newspapers) have an online presence where readers can leave comments. If in fact you committed the offense and was legally arrested with the dope, then you are definitely...

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  4. I have a bench warrant for theft of a firearm. they already set me a court date what will happen when i go to court?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Larry Dean Bloomquist
    2. James Gary Sullivan
    3. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    Your new case will start. If you are in custody, the court will appoint an attorney. If you are on bond, you need to retain a good defense attorney. If the arrest warrant for the theft of firearm case was issued prior to your incarceration, you may be able to get credit for the time you were locked up between 2/11 and 9/12, assuming you want to negotiate a plea deal.

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  5. My husband just got arested for a warrent and under 2 grams marijuana how long should he serve in jail?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Gary Sullivan
    1 lawyer answer

    The Possession of marihuana case is a class B misdemeanor which carries between 1 day to 6 months in jail. Not knowing what the payment plan was for and whether or not he has a criminal history, he may be eligible for probation (possibly even a deferred adjudication or even better pretrial diversion). You should contact a good criminal defense attorney to represent him. If he does not have a record, it would be best to avoid having one now.

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  6. I got a charge for ficticious registration sticker while borrowing a friends car. Will this charge stick?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Gary Sullivan
    2. Amanda Michelle Webb
    2 lawyer answers

    You should talk to a defense attorney and also get a copy of the vehicle registration to show the prosecutor that it is not your car. Obviously, if you borrowed the car, you knew nothing about the sticker and ought not be held responsible for it.

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  7. Do i have to pay for walmart fee?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Gary Sullivan
    2. J. Trenton Bond
    2 lawyer answers

    It is your choice whether or not to take the small risk that they may sue you in small claims court. From a practical standpoint, they are not likely to, however Walmart makes profits off of these demand letters. Almost all defense attorneys advise their clients to not pay.

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  8. What steps do I need to take to file a lawsuit against police officers (if I even have a strong enough case)?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. W. Troy McKinney
    2. James Gary Sullivan
    3. Seaborn Gardner Eastland
    3 lawyer answers

    If you were arrested for DWI, you should first talk to a good DWI lawyer. Once that case is resolved (hopefully with a dismissal), then you can talk to a civil rights lawyer.

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  9. If I have a warrant for unpaid traffic tickets in California and I'm now living in Texas can I fix it without having to go back?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Gary Sullivan
    2. Amanda Michelle Webb
    3. David R. Lee
    3 lawyer answers

    Probably. You can call the court in which the tickets were filed. I imagine they will be okay with you sending in a payment to cover the outstanding traffic tickets along with the fees for failure to appear. You can also call a traffic ticket attorney in that city and he may be able to represent you without you having to be present. You can search for such an attorney at www.lawyers.com.

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  10. I am 7 months pregnant and on probation in which im behind 700 dollars. I have no income or a job, what are my options?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Gary Sullivan
    1 lawyer answer

    Being Indigent is a defense as to paying back costs. You should address this with the court. I would hope that the court appreciates your unique situation.

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