Houston Juvenile Defense Attorney James Sullivan Gets His Client’s Aggravated Assault Reduced to a Misdemeanor


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Harris County Juvenile Defense Attorney James (Jim) Sullivan is board certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Sspecialization.  Sullivan is a recognized juvenile law expert statewide and regularly defends juveniles in Harris and surrounding counties.

In this case, Sullivan’s client was charged with a serious 2nd degree felony charge of Aggravated Assault.  If convicted, the client could have been sent to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (formerly known as the Texas Youth Commission) until age 19.  Furthermore, he could not get his juvenile records sealed (i.e. expunged) until age 19, assuming he did not get into any more trouble with the law before then.  Faced with the prospect of his client having a felony juvenile record, Sullivan persuaded his client to go to trial to either force the prosecutor to reconsider the merits of their case or to try to prove their case at trial.  Instead, the prosecutor gave in and agreed to reduce the serious felony case to a class A misdemeanor assault and allow his client to have probation at home.  Two years after his client completes probation, he can petition the court to seal his record.

If you or a loved one need a Houston juvenile attorney, contact James Sullivan at (281) 546-6428 for a confidential consultation. Sullivan gets proven results in misdemeanor and felony criminal and juvenile cases in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties. Sullivan attended Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College and was invited to join The National Trial Lawyers association.

10/27/09
JUVENILE
315TH
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FV (2° Felony)
REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT WITHOUT A TRIAL SETTING

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