Marshall, Texas and Harrison County Criminal Lawyers Jim Sullivan and Associates


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Marshall Criminal Trial Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights, Freedom and Future

James (Jim) Sullivan is an experienced Harrison County Criminal Defense Attorney. For over 20 years, Sullivan has successfully fought the government in Jury Trials on behalf of clients in criminal and juvenile courts.

James Sullivan attended the Trial Lawyers College founded by Legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and was invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization. Sullivan has a proven record of defending people from all walks of life, faiths and countries in courts throughout Texas.

The National Trial LawyersDefending Your Freedom

James Sullivan chose to become a criminal lawyer.  It was not by accident.  Fighting the government and defending people come natural to him—he was born into a diverse, dynamic family of conservative Baptists and liberal social activists.  Unlike many colleagues who practice criminal law, Sullivan has never prosecuted anyone and never will.  That is not him.  His entire career is devoted to defending people accused of crimes and delinquencies.

Proven Results

James Sullivan gets results (see Case Results).  Over the past 20 years, Sullivan has defended more than 3,000 people charged with every kind of criminal and juvenile case, including murder, aggravated robbery, drug cases, sex offenses, domestic assault and DWI.

Philosophy

James Sullivan practices criminal law with a simple philosophy.  If a client says he is not guilty, and if the prosecutor will not dismiss the charge, then Sullivan advises his client that they should fight the case at a jury trial.  Unlike many other attorneys, Sullivan does not try to convince an innocent person to plead guilty.  Instead, Sullivan fights for his clients’ freedom and reputation (see Trial Case Results).  Sullivan was honored to attend the Trial Lawyers College founded by legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and to be invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization.

Affordable Legal Services

James Sullivan offers a full range of affordable legal services in his criminal and juvenile defense law practice.  Unlike many other attorneys, Sullivan charges separate fees on trial and non-trial cases.

Cares About His Clients

James Sullivan cares about his adult and juvenile clients and is concerned about their future.  He frequently counsels with clients at his office for hours at a time. He listens to their concerns, answers all of their questions and discusses legal strategies. He also explains how a criminal conviction could affect them and how to get on the right path for a successful life. Because Sullivan understands that people need to honor work and family commitments, he offers afternoon, early evening and same day appointments along with free parking.

Reputation

James Sullivan has a good reputation in the legal community.  Sullivan is humbled by fine lawyers who endorse him on AVVO. He is also very grateful for clients who write testimonials on his behalf. Most of his business comes from referrals from past clients and other lawyers, although it is not necessary to have a referral for him to defend you.  Anyone can call Sullivan to represent them.

I cannot thank you enough for your help with my case in Montgomery county. It was a very serious accusation against me. My teenage nephew falsely accused me of molesting him. You took our initial call on a weekend and assured us then that everything would turn out fine. You explained that it was very important for a good attorney to get involved before indictment because you believed a good defense attorney could get the case no billed (dismissed) by the grand jury. And, that’s exactly what you did. You are very talented and professional at what you do. I cannot thank you enough for standing beside me, believing in me and and most importantly, your confidence. You are truly a super lawyer. ~K.M., Dallas (AVVO review)

The law practice of James Sullivan is devoted solely to criminal and juvenile defense. Sullivan has tried many cases in Texas criminal and juvenile courthouses. Approximately half of his cases involve criminal charges while the other half involves juvenile charges.

Contact Attorney James Sullivan

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a crime or delinquency, call Marshall criminal defense attorney James Sullivan to discuss your case.

Sullivan generally tries to answer his own phone so that you can speak to an attorney directly. He wants to hear from you and to help you. Call him right now. Don’t go to court alone. To schedule an appointment or to discuss your case, call (281) 546-6428 right now.

Grand Jury Defense

If you are charged with a felony offense, James Sullivan may be able to get your case no billed (dismissed) by the grand jury, but you need to hire him before or soon after your first court setting (see Grand Jury).  If your felony case is dismissed by the grand jury, you have the immediate right to get your criminal record expunged.  Many of Sullivan’s clients have been able to do this within a few months of being arrested.

Board Certified in Juvenile Law

Marshall Juvenile Attorney James Sullivan is Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Juvenile law is different than criminal law (see Juvenile Crime). Note: Among the more than 83,000 active lawyers in Texas, there are only 38 lawyers Board Certified in Juvenile Law in private practice.

As an attorney myself, when concerns arose over an incident involving my son, I knew the extreme importance of finding an attorney who is Board Certified in juvenile law. Board Certified lawyers are highly specialized – enough that the State recognizes them for their expertise. My search led me to James Sullivan and I cannot thank him enough. He is extremely well-versed in this highly specialized area of law, kind, compassionate and non-judgmental. He spent a great deal of time understanding the incident involving my son and providing us guidance. Thankfully, it appears that this will turn out to only be a “learning opportunity” for my son but, I have his number in my phone and will call him immediately if the need arises. ~Concerned Mom (Yahoo Directory Review)

Bilingual

James Sullivan is fluent in Spanish and English, having studied Journalism, Latin American and Asian Studies at Baylor University, a nationally ranked Christian school.  He graduated with honors in 1990. He then lived in Mexico City and traveled throughout Mexico prior to entering law school. In 1993, he graduated from South Texas College of Law. He and his wife Araceli have been married over 20 years and have two children. They worship at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church. Sullivan is also an Eagle Scout.

NANCY BOTTS

Associate Attorney Nancy Botts has been licensed since 1988 and obtained her law degree from the University of Houston. As a criminal defense attorney, Nancy Botts’ main interest is in the areas of search and seizure law and drug defense. She has good results in drug defense cases. Other Houston criminal lawyers have consulted her for years about these subjects. She aggressively defends all felony and misdemeanor drug possession and drug delivery cases. She has successfully fought possession and delivery of controlled substance cases for amounts ranging from less than one gram to several kilograms. She has also represented numerous people on child sex abuse cases.  She also has a strong commitment to offering each client the best possible representation.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Robbery, Arson, Assault, Assault by Impeding Breathing, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Auto Theft, Burglary, Child Abuse, Child Porn Possession, Computer Crime, Credit Card Abuse, Cruelty to Animals, Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Drug Defense, Drug Possession, Drug Delivery, Employee Theft / Embezzlement, Evading, Felony, Fraud, Grand Jury, Indecency with a Child, Insurance Fraud, Harassment, Homicide, Identity Theft, Insurance Fraud, Manslaughter, Misdemeanor, Online Solicitation of a Minor, Prostitution, Probation Violation, Record Sealing (Non-Disclosure), Record Expungement (Expunction), Robbery, Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault of a Child, Shoplifting, Theft, White Collar Crime, and all Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Certification, Juvenile Record Sealing and Juvenile Sex Offenses.

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County Court at Law

Jim Ammerman II
Harrison County Courthouse
200 West Houston Suite 263

Marshall, Texas  75670
903-935-8406

903-934-9668 Fax

District Attorney

Coke Solomon
Harrison County Courthouse
200 West Houston Suite 206
Marshall, Texas  75670
903-935-8408

71st District Court

William Todd Hughey – Judge
Harrison County Courthouse
200 West Houston Suite 219
Marshall, Texas  75670
903-935-8407
903-935-9963 Fax

For Pro Bono Legal Assistance
call Marshall Lawyers Care
800-866-0821

Justices of the Peace

Precinct 1 Westy Meisenheimer PO Box 150, Waskom 75692 903-687-2370
Precinct 2 Kent Alford 200 West Houston, Suite 251 903-923-4009
Precinct 3 Mike Smith PO Box 394, Hallsville 75650 903-668-2050
Precinct 4 Nancy George 200 West Houston, Suite 125 903-923-4011
PO Box 762, Harleton 75651 903-777-3232

Willoughby Juvenile Center

1401 Warren Drive
Marshall, Texas  75670
903-935-4871

Project Goals Community
Criteria for Admission

Admission to the Project goals Community is possible for any child who is currently on probation under the provisions of the Texas Juvenile Justice Code.  Ideally, the program is designed for children, ages 10-16, whose offenses warrant Sanction Level 4 or higher.

Admitting counties should provide to Harrison County prior to delivery of resident:

  • A complete contract for service delivery
  • A common application
  • A completed psychological evaluation
  • Copies of Medicaid and/or insurance card and information
  • All applicable court orders (Contact us for directions in this area prior to court)
  • A completed medical report detailing a total medical examination and released for physical activity
  • A completed dental evaluation
  • Immunization records
  • Detailed social history
  • Synopsis by the probation officer of child’s progress on probation
  • Treatment worksheet completed by probation officer, child, and parent
  • Aftercare plan for child once discharged

Each child will be reviewed by GOALS staff for potential for success in the Project Goals Community.  If a child is rejected by GOALS staff, counties may appeal to the Juvenile Services Director of Harrison County.  Counties whose applications are rejected will receive a written, detailed response regarding the reason for rejection.

Counties should note that Harrison County recommends that GOALS participants be placed on a minimum of 24 months probation.  This will permit the admitting county a minimum of one year supervision following the child’s release.


Project GOALS:
Long-Term Secure Placement

We have a 24-bed, secure, post-adjudication facility.  Our program provides:

  • An all-day on-site academic program
  • A 14-hour program day
  • Physical Training for conditioning and self esteem daily
  • On-site, Buckner Counseling Services (Weekly individual and group and monthly family counseling)
  • Individual and group substance abuse counseling
  • Life skills, positive steps, parenting groups
  • Hair grooming
  • Voluntary church services and Bible study
  • Pre-employment and career assessments
  • Optional furloughs and outings
  • Six-month length of stay recommended
  • Other services by request
  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Tom McCool
    Harrison County Courthouse
    200 West Houston
    Marshall, Texas  75670
    903-923-4000

 

 

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