Houston Criminal Attorney James Sullivan Can Represent You on Assault Charges. Consent Can Be a Defense to Assault.


 

Harris County Criminal Assault Defense

IMG_2914BJames (Jim) Sullivan and Associates are experienced Houston Criminal Defense Trial Attorneys.  Houston Criminal Lawyer James Sullivan has a proven record of successfully defending people from many different ethnic backgrounds, faiths and countries throughout Texas in criminal and juvenile courts on Assault and Aggravated Assault cases.  With over 45 years of Criminal and Juvenile Defense experience, James Sullivan and Associates have fought for the rights of their clients no matter their background or circumstances.
James Sullivan cares about his clients.  Sullivan frequently counsels with clients at his office for hours at a time.  Sullivan listens to their concerns, answers all of their questions and discusses legal strategies.  Sullivan also explains how a criminal conviction could affect them, how to avoid having a conviction on their record, 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 evening, weekend and same day appointments along with free parking.
James Sullivan seeks real solutions to his clients’ legal problems.  In every criminal case, in order to be found guilty, the State has the burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  Sullivan fights for his clients with the primary goal to get the case dismissed or won at trial.  When that is not possible or probable, his secondary goal is to prevent his client from receiving a conviction or incarceration, such as with deferred adjudication, regular probation or pretrial diversion.
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 there is a very brief window of time to do this.
James Sullivan generally tries to answer his own phone so that you can speak to an attorney directly.  Sullivan wants to hear from you and to help you.  Contact Sullivan right now.  Don’t go to court alone. To schedule an appointment or to discuss your situation, call (281) 546-6428.
NTLA-roundJames Sullivan also attended the Trial Lawyers College founded by Legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and was invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization.

Texas Penal Code, Section 22.06 – Consent as Defense to Assaultive Conduct

CHAPTER 22. ASSAULTIVE OFFENSES
§ 22.06.  CONSENT AS DEFENSE TO ASSAULTIVE CONDUCT.
The victim’s effective consent or the actor’s reasonable belief that the victim consented to the actor’s conduct is a defense to prosecution under Section 22.01 (Assault), 22.02 (Aggravated Assault), or 22.05 (Deadly Conduct) if:
(1)  the conduct did not threaten or inflict serious bodily injury; or
(2)  the victim knew the conduct was a risk of:
(A)  his occupation;
(B)  recognized medical treatment; or
(C)  a scientific experiment conducted by recognized methods.

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