VICTORIA, TEXAS & VICTORIA COUNTY CRIMINAL LAWYERS


IMG_2922BVictoria County Criminal Trial Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights, Freedom and Future

James (Jim) Sullivan is an experienced Victoria, Texas 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 Victoria 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

Victoria County 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 Texas 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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HISTORY OF VICTORIA TEXAS

The 1892 Victoria County Courthouse now stands on the government block. The Plaza del Mercado, or Market Square, was the heart of De Leon’s town. The de Leon family members built their homes around market square. Main Street, which links the two squares, was originally designated Calle de Los Diez Amigos, or The Street of Ten Friends. The largest single gathering of Texian troops during the Revolution occurred at Camp Victoria, on the banks of Spring Creek just north of the city. 2,500 troops encamped here between May 31, 1836 and September of that same year. Stephen F. Austin visited Camp Victoria during September, campaigning for president of the new republic. Victoria was among the original twenty-three counties established by the First Congress of the Republic of Texas on March 17, 1836. Its modern boundaries were defined by the Texas legislature on March 31, 1846. The City of Victoria was chartered in 1839.

The jurisdiction of the Southern District of Texas is divided as follows:

The Victoria Division covers Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, Refugio, and Victoria Counties.

U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey

Phone: 361-788-5030
Courtroom Deputy/Case Manager: Joyce Richards
Phone No.  (361) 788-5009

Address:
United States Courthouse, Victoria Division
Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building
312 S. Main Victoria, TX 77901

U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy K. Johnson

Case Manager: Shannon Jones
Phone: 713-250-5703

U.S. Attorney – Victoria, Texas
Phone: 361-576-9988

U.S. Marshall – Victoria, Texas
Phone: 361-578-4932

VICTORIA COUNTY COURTS

The Victoria County Courts at Law have jurisdiction over the following matters:

Criminal misdemeanors-Class A and B
Appeals from Municipal and Justice Courts

Civil Cases where the amount in controversy is $100,000.00 or less

Probate Cases Juvenile Cases e Victoria County Courts at Law have jurisdiction over the following matters:

Criminal misdemeanors-Class A and B

Appeals from Municipal and Justice Courts

Civil Cases where the amount in controversy is $100,000.00 or less

Probate Cases Juvenile Cases

Judge Laura A. Weiser
(361)575-4550
Victoria County Court at Law #1

Judge Daniel Gilliam
(361)575-7195
Victoria County Court at Law #2

Judge, 24th Judicial District
Joseph P. (Pat) Kelly
Phone: 361-575-3172

Judge, 135th Judicial District
Kemper Stephen Williams
Phone: 361-575-2412

Judge, 267th Judicial District
Jueregen “Skipper” Koetter
Phone: 361-578-1998

Judge, 377th Judicial District
Robert C. Cheshire
Phone: 361-578-8756

VICTORIA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Victoria County Sheriff’s Office
101 N. Glass St. Victoria, Texas
Phone: 361-575-0651

STEPHEN B. TYLER

Victoria County Criminal District Attorney
205 N. Bridge St., Suite 301, Victoria, TX. 77901
(361)575-0468
Check Department
(361)575-4812

VICTORIA REGIONAL JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER

97 Foster Field Dr.,Victoria, TX 77904

Phone: (361) 575-0399
Fax: (361) 576-0134

Victoria Police Department

306 S. Bridge

Victoria, TX 77901

(361)485-3700

The City of Victoria Municipal Court

107 W. Juan Linn St.
Victoria, Texas, 77901
Office Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Phone: 361-485-3050
Fax: 361-485-3065

 

 

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