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Dennis H. Sullivan Jr.

Dennis Sullivan’s Answers

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  • Would it be considered illegal for me to have sex with my boyfriend. He's 8 months younger then I am and I just turned 18 today

    I just turned 18 today and my boyfriend is 17. He's 8 months younger then me. We had sex a few months ago right after he turned 17. But is it now illegal for us to.actually have sex since I'm not 18 and he's 17?

    Dennis’s Answer

    It is legal. The age of consent in N.C. is 16. It may not be legal in other states.

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  • Person being threatening with their finger 1 inch in your face be consider a simple assault as you feel threatened? canu touch

    i am in a work place environment addressing a legitimate concern to a fellow employee another employee who may have been responsible for the issue without my knowing , makes some sarcastic remark in an attempt to downplay & talk over me as i'm spe...

    Dennis’s Answer

    State laws differ as to how a person may defend themselves and whether retreat from the situation is required. I suggest you contact a local attorney and set up an appointment to discuss the details of your situation.

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  • When does the 48 hours begin when someone gets detained or arrested is it at the time they get detained or processed?

    My son and his two friends got stopped by an officer that seems to have a problem with my son. My son was not the driver but the officer said he saw him driving the vehicle earlier but my son was never driving it was his friend and now the office...

    Dennis’s Answer

    Your question isn't entirely clear, but if your son is still in custody, call a local criminal attorney now. There are ways to have a judge intervene and have a hearing to have your son released.

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  • Alternative Sentencing Program and Amending the Order

    Back in August I went to court for an aggravated DUI charge, and I reached a plea agreement after really working the DA. The agreement was that I would plead guilty to Driving to Endanger and serve 7 days in jail - which would be postponed to Janu...

    Dennis’s Answer

    Your original attorney cannot represent you if he is working for the state now.
    What you are trying to do is unilaterally modify a plea agreement and judgment. Be prepared for pushback from the DA. The original DA is absolutely still involved.

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  • What is the punishment in Viriginia being 18 and drivin with a permit but not accompanied licensed driver and gettin pulled over

    How much would fines be?

    Dennis’s Answer

    The potential possible punishment and what could possibly happen are two different things. Contact a local criminal lawyer to get your best result.

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  • Would a Personal injury lawyer be the way to go? My son's shoulder is still bothering him and he is not able to ride the bike.

    My 16 y/o son was riding his bike to school. He was wearing his helmet and the bike was new with all reflectors. He was in the right hand lane along the curb with many other students riding to school. He was struck and thrown from his bike in the ...

    Dennis’s Answer

    Consult a local, experienced personal injury lawyer. Try to find one that specializes in bicycle accidents. Do not let anyone interview your son without counsel present.

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  • Do I have any legal standing to sue after finding a jagged piece of metal in my food?

    I recently purchased a pre packaged chicken salad sandwich from a Starfire gas station. As I was eating, I noticed what I thought to be a chicken bone in my mouth. I removed the object only to find it was a very jagged piece of metal about a half ...

    Dennis’s Answer

    You don't have any injuries or monetary damages. Anyone can file a lawsuit, but the filing fee would likely be greater than any potential recovery. I doubt any reputable attorney would take your case. Notify the company that sold you the sandwich and the company that made it in writing. Don't demand anything, but they may offer you a little something.

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  • Got a 2nd DUI on a suspended license

    Will I have to serve jail time if I got a 2nd DUI on a suspended license? They didn't do any test on me because I refused. They asked me questions and I answered with "I do not recall" or "I would like to remain silent." What happened was, they lo...

    Dennis’s Answer

    You don't need an internet forum to speculate as to what will happen. You need to hire the most experienced DWI lawyer that you can afford. You are absolutely looking at jail. Each case is different and requires a thorough investigation to get the best result.

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  • When was my arraignment and have I been denied a speedy trial?

    I was pulled over for a speeding ticket on Sept 6th 2015. I went to my court date on October 14th where I pled not guilty and requested a trial by jury. They told me that my case would be transferred to a different court because the city I was pul...

    Dennis’s Answer

    Your should consult with a local criminal/traffic lawyer. Trying to handle a jury trial on your own is a mistake. You will be held to the same standard as a trained attorney. any errors you make can cost you. An a attorney may be able to get you a good result without the expense of a jury trial.

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  • Can my record be expunged? if so can I get my right to bare arms restored aswell?

    I just got off probation. It ended several months ago but the judge didn't sign the papers till recently. My two cases were put under article 893/894. and I was told I could get it expunged. unforentely the DA said im a 2 time convection there for...

    Dennis’s Answer

    I would suggest that you ask people you trust in your area to recommend an experienced criminal defense lawyer to investigate your situation. Each case is unique and you won't get your best answer from an internet forum.

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