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Fort Bend County Online Solicitation of a Minor Lawyer

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Protecting Your Teen’s Future

Did you know that if your 18-year-old son received a nude photo of his 16-year-old girlfriend from her via cell phone, your son could be charged with possession of child pornography in Texas? This behavior is called “sexting”, an increasingly common phenomenon that can have devastating consequences for teenagers and young adults.

Attorney James Sullivan aggressively defends teens and young adults accused of online solicitation of a minor, possession of child pornography and related sex crimes. Sullivan believes that one mistake should not ruin a teen’s life. His goal is to keep the charge from affecting your son or daughter’s future.

Fort Bend County Sexting Defense Lawyers

Sexting involves receiving or sending a sexually explicit photo of a child younger than 18 via a mobile phone.  Even if your adult son or daughter consented to the sexting, he or she could end up in jail and be forced to register as a sex offender for the rest of his or her life.  In addition to alerting the public about the sex offense, sex offender registration will impact your son or daughter’s ability to get a job, travel freely and to live in certain areas.

Sugar Land Online Solicitation Defense Lawyers

Online solicitation occurs when one knowingly solicits a minor (a person who represents himself or herself as younger than 17 years of age) for sex over the Internet. This can include social networking sites, chat rooms, e-mail and text messaging.  Even if your son or daughter were just role playing, engaging in a fantasy, did not intend for the meeting to occur, the meeting did not occur, he or she can be charged with a sex offense.

Aggressive Defense

Most people and even some grand jurors understand the difference between a teen making a bad decision by flirting through technology and an adult possessing child pornography.  However, if the teen is 18 years or older, Texas law does not distinguish the two.  Because your teen’s future is at stake, it is essential that you fight the charges.

James Sullivan & Associates | Fort Bend County Criminal Lawyers

NTL-top-100-member2James 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.

Contact James Sullivan & Associates for a free initial consultation at 281-546-6428 about your online solicitation of a minor charges.

Grand Jury

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Harris County Grand Jury Defense

IMG_2923bHouston Criminal Defense Lawyer James (Jim) Sullivan has a proven record (see below) in getting felony cases no billed (dismissed) by the Grand Jury.  When a person is accused of a felony offense, there may be the possibility of his defense attorney winning his felony case at the Grand Jury level.  Depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, this may or may not be a viable option, so it is important to talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney.  With this strategy, the accused in effect has two chances to win his case before a jury:

(1)    Grand Jury and, if indicted,

(2)    Jury Trial

If the Grand Jury votes that probable cause (i.e. a probability) does not exist to believe that the accused committed the offense, the case is no billed (dismissed).  If the Grand Jury votes that probable cause does exist, then the case is true billed (indicted).   If a case is indicted, then the accused may have to have a Jury Trial in order to get the best result.   A Jury Trial is more expensive and involves much more time and legal work.

Because prosecutors generally seek to present felony cases to the Grand Jury between the first and second court setting, it is extremely important to hire a defense attorney right away.  Unless a defense attorney requests that the prosecutor hold the case from the Grand Jury in order to prepare a defense packet, the prosecutor will seek an indictment from the Grand Jury soon after the felony charge is filed.

Once an accused is indicted, this option is no longer available.  Therefore, time is of the essence in retaining an experienced defense attorney.

Since 1994, Houston Criminal Lawyer James Sullivan has worked to get dozens of felony cases no billed by the Grand Jury.  These felony cases include Sexual Assault of a Child, Attempted Murder, Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Aggravated Assault, Assault Family Member by Impeding Breathing (choking), Forgery, Evading Arrest by Motor Vehicle and Burglary of a Habitation.  The graph below lists 32 of those felony cases that were no billed since November 2008.

CRIMINAL OFFENSERESULTCASE #
ALL CASES DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY OR THE STATE WERE BASED ON DEFENSE PACKETS
ARSONNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of starting a gas fire in the garage of a house. Client suffers from epilepsy and the fire started during the postictal period of an epileptic seizure)1559536
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER in Fort Bend CountyNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of threatening her mother with a knife)17-DCR-079237
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of threatening his girlfriend with a knife and inflicting a serious wound on the back of her head)1539739
AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD in Galveston CountyNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client, a 17 year old teen with autism, accused of forcing his younger special needs brother to give him oral sex)17-CR-0197
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER/IMPEDING BREATHINGNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of suffocating his wife with a pillow)1535634
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER/IMPEDING BREATHINGNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of choking his immigrant wife, however she actually attacked him and tried to goad him into hitting her. When he refused, she called 911. He believes she did this so she could then claim she was a battered spouse under mmigration law and petition to stay in the U.S. after a divorce)1537660
AGGRAVATED ROBBERYNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of being the driver in an aggravated robbery)1523678
INJURY TO A CHILDNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of causing bodily injury to her 9 year old daughter. The grand jury agreed that her daughter's injury was the result of being reasonably disciplined)1522880
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (2° Felony)NO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client, a disabled vet, shot and seriously wounded a former friend who was high on drugs, broke in his house right after being ordered to leave the premises and attempted to attack him)1505948
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT in Montgomery CountyNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client shot and seriously wounded a violent felon who was trying to steal his car at nighttime)16-03-02825
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of throwing a 12 lb glass trophy at his father and hitting him in the back)1480035
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER (Felony Habitual)NO BILLED BY GRAND JURY AFTER FACING 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON (Client accused of slashing her ex-girlfriend's face. A witness at the scene supported client's version that her ex-girlfriend attacked her first with a broken wine bottle and cut her wrist and that her ex-girlfriend was accidentally injured in a struggle over the bottle)1478883
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER/IMPEDING BREATHINGNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of choking his wife during an argument)1479091
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER enhanced with a prior Assault FM caseNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client used reasonable discipline against his 15 year old daughter and was accused of abusing her. She was being rebellious and he spanked her with a belt to discipline her)1459744
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of trying to run her baby's daddy over with her Jeep and with their young son on the front passenger seat and in view of two nearby independent witnesses. In reality, he threw his bicycle in front of her Jeep to cause her to come to a screeching halt and then cursed at her. After she drove off, he lied to the witnesses about what happened)1467006
INJURY TO A CHILDNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of causing bodily injury to his 10 year old nephew)1446872
SEXUAL ASSAULTCASE CLOSED BY THE STATE (16 year old juvenile client and 17 year old adult client were both accused of raping a 17 year old female friend. After reading the defense packet for the grand jury, the State chose to close the file without any charges being filed)CASE NOT YET FILED
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER/IMPEDING BREATHING in Montgomery CountyDISMISSED BY THE STATE (Client accused of choking his wife during an argument. The State refused to present the case to the grand jury, dismissed the felony and refiled it as a misdemeanor)14-08-09346-CR
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client shot his brother in the side after his brother stabbed him in the arm. The client's brother was high on synthetic marihuana)1443039
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT NO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of shooting another guy's motorcycle twice while the guy was on it after the guy had broken the client's custom table)1431964
AGGRAVATED ROBBERY NO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of shooting a gun into the ceiling of a restaurant and robbing patrons of their cell phones)1419975
INJURY TO A CHILDNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client, an officer in law enforcement, used reasonable discipline against his teenage daughter and was accused of abusing her)CASE NOT YET FILED
SEXUAL ASSAULT in Brazoria CountyNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client, an elected official, was accused of sexual assault by his girlfriend)CASE NOT YET FILED
INJURY TO A CHILD in Matagorda CountyNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client used reasonable discipline against her 10 year son and was accused of abusing him after she accidentally slapped him on his side when he was resisting the hand spanking)CASE NOT YET FILED
INDECENCY WITH A CHILD in Montgomery CountyNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of sexually abusing his 16 year old nephew)CASE NOT YET FILED
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER/IMPEDING BREATHINGNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of choking his girlfriend during an argument)1356656
INJURY TO A CHILDNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of breaking his infant son’s leg and 3 ribs. The hospital ER physician did not consider other medical disorders as a cause)1340646
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER/IMPEDING BREATHINGNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of choking his wife during an argument)1336650
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of intentionally trying to drive into and strike her girlfriend)1341002
EVADING BY MOTOR VEHICLENO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of evading police in her car when she drove about ½  mile after the officer switched on his strobe lights)1338389
SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILDNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of having sex with 16 year old girl who falsely claimed she was 18)1332791
BURGLARY OF A HABITATIONNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused breaking into home while homeowner was home, however client had credible alibi witnesses at the time of the alleged burglary)1321679
AGGRAVATED ASSAULTNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of intentionally driving into and striking the new girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend)1302447
AGGRAVATED ASSAULTNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of hitting man in head with beer bottle outside a bar; client claimed self-defense)1302814
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AGAINST PUBLIC SERVANTNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Police Officer shot at 4 unarmed teenagers in a truck and claimed that client pointed a gun at him)1291937
AGGRAVATED ASSAULTNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of hitting other woman in head with metal pole)1281977
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE 2 nd OFFENDER (Felony Habitual)NO BILLED BY GRAND JURY AFTER FACING 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON (Client accused of hitting wife multiple times after both had been drinking)1281428
SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILDNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of consensual sex with underage female)1283460
AGGRAVATED ASSAULTNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of injuring another man, using knuckles)1275771
AGGRAVATED ASSAULTNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client was accused of using a knife to threaten another man who the client accused of stealing his property from his apartment)1270564
SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILDNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of consensual sex with underage female)1264919
FORGERY OF A FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of knowingly passing a counterfeit $100 bill at store)1252585
AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILDNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of molesting his sister-in-law)1241754
AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILDNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of molesting his sister-in-law)1241755
SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILDNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of consensual sex with underage female)1231727
AGGRAVATED ASSAULTNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY1203539
BURGLARY OF A HABITATION WITH INTENT TO COMMIT ASSAULTNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client was accused of breaking into an apartment and attacking the occupants after a drug deal went bad)1182231

Attorney James Sullivan is an experienced Houston Criminal and Juvenile Defense Attorney serving Greater Houston and Texas since 1994.  James Sullivan is also Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  You can call James Sullivan and Associates right now at 281-546-6428.

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Houston Prostitution Lawyer | Harris County Solicitation of Prostitution Attorney James Sullivan

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Prostitution / Solicitation

In Houston, allegations of prostitution or solicitation often stem from intricate sting operations conducted by law enforcement. These operations target adult entertainment clubs, massage parlors, escort services and other adult establishments. In addition, law enforcement frequently operate reverse sting operations by having an undercover police officer pose as a street walker or call girl. Prostitution or solicitation charges can result in serious penalties and consequences, including public embarrassment, jail or prison sentences, a criminal record and/or hefty fines.

Keep in mind that before you can be convicted of this crime of moral turpitude the state prosecutor must prove to a judge or jury every element of your alleged prostitution or solicitation offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Against an experienced defense attorney, it can be very hard for a prosecutor to meet this burden of proof at trial, and if the judge or jury has any reasonable doubt you committed every element of the offense, you could be found not guilty or the prosecutor could dismiss or reduce the charges prior to trial. Therefore, it is crucial to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who can craft the best possible defense strategy for your case.

Harris County Prostitution Defense LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers

If you have been charged with the criminal offense of prostitution or solicitation in Harris county (Houston), or any of the surrounding counties in Texas, including Montgomery (Conroe), Waller (Hempstead), Liberty (City of Liberty), Fort Bend (Richmond), Brazoria (Angleton), Galveston (City of Galveston) or Washington (Brenham), contact James G. Sullivan and Associates for a free consultation at (281) 546-6428.  Attorney James (Jim) Sullivan is an experienced trial lawyer who will fight for your rights, freedom and future.

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.

Houston Prostitution Offenses

Prostitution – According to Texas Penal Code § 43.02, a person commits this offense if he knowingly:
1) Offers to engage in, agrees to engage in or engages in sexual conduct for a fee; or
2) Solicits another person in a public place to engage in sexual conduct for hire.

Promotion of Prostitution – According to Texas Penal Code § 43.03, a person commits this offense if he knowingly:
1) Receive money or other property pursuant to an agreement to participate in the proceeds of prostitution; or
2) Solicits another to engage in sexual conduct with another person for compensation.

Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution – According to Texas Penal Code § 43.04, a person commits this offense if he knowingly owns, invests in, controls, supervises or manages a prostitution enterprise that uses two or more prostitutes.

Compelling Prostitution – According to Texas Penal Code § 43.05, a person commits this offense if he knowingly:

1) Causes another by force, threat or fraud to commit prostitution; or
2) Causes by any means a child younger than 18 years to commit prostitution, regardless of whether that person knows the age of the child at the time of the offense.

Prostitution Penalties in Houston

Chapter 12 of the Texas Penal Code defines the penalties for prostitution and solicitation offenses. These penalties can vary depending on the age of the individual involved in the offense, the type of offense and whether or not the accused has any prior convictions. In Texas, the possible punishments for prostitution and solicitation offenses are:

  • A person charged with compelling prostitution of a child under the age of 18 can face a conviction for a felony of the first degree, which is usually punishable by a prison sentence ranging from five years to 99 years or life imprisonment and/or a fine up to $10,000.
  • A person charged with any other compelling prostitution offense or solicitation of a child under the age of 14 can face a conviction for a felony of the second degree, which is usually punishable by two years to 20 years in prison and/or a fine up to $10,000.
  • A person charged with aggravated promotion of prostitution or solicitation of a person between the ages of 14 and 17 can face a conviction for a felony of the third degree, which is usually punishable by two years to 10 years in prison and/or a fine up to $10,000.
  • A person charged with a fourth or subsequent conviction for a prostitution offense can face a conviction for a state jail felony, which is usually punishable by a fine up to $10,000 and/or a state jail sentence ranging from 180 days to two years.
  • A person charged with promotion of prostitution or a second or third prostitution offense can face a conviction for a Class A misdemeanor, which is usually punishable by jail sentence up to one year and/or a fine up to $4,000.
  • A person charged with a first prostitution offense can face a conviction for a Class B misdemeanor, which is usually punishable by jail sentence up to 180 days and/or a fine up to $2,000.

IMG_2923bJames G. Sullivan and Associates | Houston Solicitation Attorney

Contact James Sullivan & Associates for a free initial consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your prostitution charges in Harris County (Houston), Montgomery County (Conroe), Fort Bend County (Richmond), Brazoria County (Angleton), Galveston County (Galveston), Matagorda County (Bay City), Waller County (Hempstead), Washington County (Brenham), Liberty County (Liberty), Chambers County (Anahuac), Jefferson County (Beaumont) and throughout Texas.

Houston Possession of Child Pornography Lawyers | Harris County Sex Crimes Attorneys

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Houston Possession of Child Pornography Lawyer Defends Texas Clients

Child pornography is a very serious sex crime in Texas.  A conviction for this felony sex offense carries with it a criminal record, the stigma of having to register as a sex offender for life and years in prison.  The mere allegations alone of possessing, distributing or creating child pornography can severely and negatively impact family, work and social relationships and can lead to divorce, increased alcohol or drug use and thoughts of suicide.  Before you are overburdened with stress and anxiety, contact an experienced Harris County child porn defense attorney today.

NTL-top-100-memberThe criminal defense lawyers at James G. Sullivan and Associates work hard to defend the rights and protect the futures of their clients.  In addition to over 20 years of experience, they have the necessary knowledge and legal training to defend these challenging cases.  Houston attorney James 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.

Child Pornography and the Internet

Individuals suspected of possession or distribution of child pornography are generally located and tracked online by state and federal law enforcement officers.  Then, usually after a brief period of surveillance, task forces move in to seize computers, smart phones and other hardware that could contain images and videos related to the offense.

If law enforcement seized your computer, contact knowledgeable legal counsel immediately.  The criminal defense lawyers at James G. Sullivan and Associates will examine the search warrant or other procedures that law enforcement used and will also scrutinize any evidence that they took from your computer.  As they are well versed in the law and proper procedures used in child porn cases, the attorneys are better able to spot issues with law enforcement procedures and to rebut the prosecution’s arguments.

The Defense Team that Will Fight for You

An experienced child porn defense team will include trial attorneys and experts who can challenge the government’s allegations and present evidence to back your innocence.  James G. Sullivan and Associates will bring in psychologists, computer technicians and other experts to assist in strengthening your defense and rebut the charges against you.  In addition to the experts, the experienced trial attorneys will work together to dissect the government’s case from all sides in order to be fully prepared to fight for you throughout all steps of the legal process, from preliminary appearance to jury trial.  They have decades of legal experience fighting felony and misdemeanor cases at trial and get proven results.

Contact a Harris County Possession of Child Pornography Lawyer

If you have been charged with possession of child pornography or any other related sex offense, contact the experienced Harris County child porn defense attorneys at James G. Sullivan and Associates today.  They will dedicate their time, talent and energy to defending your rights, freedom and future.

Contact James Sullivan & Associates for a free initial consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your possession of child pornography charges in Harris County (Houston), Montgomery County (Conroe), Fort Bend County (Richmond), Brazoria County (Angleton), Galveston County (Galveston), Matagorda County (Bay City), Waller County (Hempstead), Washington County (Brenham), Liberty County (Liberty), Chambers County (Anahuac), Jefferson County (Beaumont) and throughout Texas.

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Family Violence Case Results | Houston Family Violence Lawyer James Sullivan

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

IMG_2923bHarris County Family Violence Defense

Houston Criminal Lawyer James Sullivan has represented more than 3,000 clients in criminal and juvenile courts in Harris and surrounding counties since 1994.  The cases listed in the graph below represent just the family violence cases since January 2008.  A graph covering the cases represented over the past 20 years would be much lengthier.

James Sullivan also attended the Trial Lawyers College founded by Legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and was invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization. Sullivan is also Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Sullivan is one of only 38 such certified lawyers in private practice in Texas.

Note: When a Grand Jury dismisses a felony complaint (by way of no bill), it means that the grand jury did not find probable cause and the accused can seek an expunction of the criminal record.  All felony cases dismissed by the grand jury were no billed after the grand jury reviewed an extensive defense packet prepared by Attorney James Sullivan.

1° = 1st Degree Felony, 2° = 2nd Degree Felony, 3° = 3rd Degree Felony, SJF = State Jail Felon

Facing Domestic Assault or Family Violence related Criminal Charges?

Contact James Sullivan, a Houston Criminal Lawyer, at (281) 546-6428 for a free consultation

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CRIMINAL OFFENSEACTUAL RESULTS - FAMILY VIOLENCE CASESCT #
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER in Fort Bend CountyCASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client was accused of threatening her mother with a knife)268th
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERCASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client was accused of slashing her ex-girlfriend's face. A witness at the scene supported client's version that her ex-girlfriend attacked her first with a broken wine bottle and cut her wrist and that her ex-girlfriend was accidentally injured in a struggle over the bottle)180th
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERCASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of trying to run her baby's daddy over with her Jeep and with their young son on the front passenger seat and in view of two nearby independent witnesses. In reality, he threw his bicycle in front of her Jeep to cause her to come to a screeching halt and then cursed at her. After she drove off, he lied to the witnesses about what happened)180th
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERCASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client shot his brother in the side after his brother stabbed him in the arm. The client's brother was high on synthetic marihuana)248th
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERCASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of threatening his girlfriend with a knife and inflicting a serious wound on the back of her head)177th
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERCASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of intentionally trying to drive into and strike his girlfriend)183rd
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERCASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client was accused of throwing a 12 lb glass trophy at his father and hitting him in the back)178th
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERPSI HEARING: RECEIVED DEFERRED ADJUDICATION PROBATION (Client with mental illness stabbed his girlfriend in the arm and upper back. State only offered prison time)174th
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERCASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR DEADLY CONDUCT with 30 days of actual jail time (Client accused of ramming his car into his girlfriend's car with her in it)230th
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERJURY TRIAL SETTING: REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT (Client was accused of stabbing her boyfriend with a knife)232nd
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE 2nd OFFENDERCASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of hitting wife multiple times after both had been drinking. As a felony habitual, client faced 25 years to Life in prison)174th
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE 2nd OFFENDERCASE DISMISSED (Client accused of hitting his girlfriend. As a felony habitual, client faced 25 years to Life in prison)176th
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE 2nd OFFENDERCASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client was accused of abusing his 15 year old daughter even though he used reasonable discipline against her. She was being rebellious and he spanked her with a belt to discipline her)208th
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE 2nd OFFENDERJURY TRIAL SETTING: REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT (Client was accused of hitting his girlfriend. As a felony habitual, client faced 25 years to Life in prison)338th
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE 2nd OFFENDERREDUCED TO CLASS A MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT with jail time already served (3 days)(Client had 2 previous Assault family violence convictions involving a different complainant. Client accused of injuring his wife's neck)182nd
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER BY IMPEDING BREATHINGCASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client was accused of choking his wife during an argument)180th
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER BY IMPEDING BREATHINGCASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client was accused of choking his wife during a physical altercation in which the client was slapped and scratched)351st
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER BY IMPEDING BREATHINGCASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of suffocating his wife with a pillow)263rd
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER BY IMPEDING BREATHINGCASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of choking his immigrant wife, however she actually attacked him and tried to goad him into hitting her. When he refused, she called 911. He believes she did this so she could then claim she was a battered spouse under mmigration law and petition to stay in the U.S. after a divorce)182nd
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER BY IMPEDING BREATHINGREDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT with two years of defeferred adjudication probation (Client accused of choking his wife and was facing 2-20 years in prison as a family violence second offender)263rd
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE BY IMPEDING BREATHINGJURY TRIAL SETTING: REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT conviction with jail time already served (two days). Best offer prior to trial was 4 years in prison (Client accused of choking his wife and breaking one of her ribs)178th
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE BY IMPEDING BREATHINGJURY TRIAL SETTING: REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT with one year of defeferred adjudication probation (Client accused of choking his wife)179th
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE BY IMPEDING BREATHINGCASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT with jail time already served (6 days) (Client was accused of choking his spouse)351st
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER BY IMPEDING BREATHINGCASE REDUCED TO MISDMEANOR ASSAULT by reckless conduct with 1 year of deferred adjudication probation at trial setting (Client was accused of choking his spouse)339th
CONTINUOUS ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE in Montgomery CountyREDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT with one year of deferred adjudication probation and no finding of family violence (Client accused of hitting his wife on two different days of the same week)221st
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERJURY TRIAL SETTING: CASE DISMISSED BY STATE (Client slapped his adult daughter after she cursed him to his face)8
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERJURY TRIAL SETTING: CASE DISMISSED BY STATE (Client allegedly committed an assault against her spouse)7
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERJURY TRIAL SETTING: CASE DISMISSED BY STATE (Client was falsely accused of assault by his girlfriend)6
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERJURY TRIAL SETTING: CASE DISMISSED BY STATE (Client was falsely accused of assault by his wife in order for her to justify an emergency job transfer back to her hometown)13
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERCASE DISMISSED (Client was accused of injuring his girlfriend at the time they had a heated argument and broke up)4
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERCASE DISMISSED (Client was accused of his injuring his pregnant wife. Prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case after some marital counseling)6
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBERCASE DISMISSED (Client was accused of hitting his adult son after his son stole his work truck to buy drugs)5
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER in Montgomery CountyCASE DISMISSED (Client allegedly attacked her husband. When Sullivan was going to set the case for a jury trial at the first setting, the State agreed to dismiss the case after some brief counseling that did not involve the BIPP program)2
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER in Montgomery CountyCASE DISMISSED (Client allegedly attacked his girlfriend. When Sullivan was going to set the case for a jury trial at the first setting, the State agreed to dismiss the case after some brief counseling that did not involve the BIPP program)2
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER in Waller CountyCASE DISMISSED (Client was accused of injuring ex-wife after divorce was final. Client insisted he was innocent. State dismissed the case in the interests of justice)County Court
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER in Liberty CountyCASE DISMISSED (Client was accused of hitting his spouse)County Court
ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER BY IMPEDING BREATHINGCASE REDUCED TO MISDMEANOR ASSAULT with 4 weekends of work instead of jail time. Client accused of choking his girlfriend. She then went to get her gun and they fought over the weapon until he could remove it from the house. Client served prison time in another state and could have faced 25 years to life in prison.230th

Contact James Sullivan & Associates for a confidential consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your assault family violence charges in Harris County (Houston), Montgomery County (Conroe), Fort Bend County (Richmond), Brazoria County (Angleton), Galveston County (Galveston), Matagorda County (Bay City), Waller County (Hempstead), Washington County (Brenham), Liberty County (Liberty), Chambers County (Anahuac), Jefferson County (Beaumont) and throughout Texas.

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Identity Theft Defense | Houston White Collar Crime Lawyer James Sullivan

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Identity Theft Defense Law

In Texas, all kinds of fraud are considered serious criminal offenses.  However, throughout the state, the white collar crime of identity theft is becoming more and more common.  For that reason, law enforcement focuses on those allegedly involved in this criminal action and they are then aggressively prosecuted in criminal court.  Identity theft is usually committed when a person uses someone else’s personally identifying information without their permission, including their name, social security number, or credit or debit card information.

The punishment for identity theft can be severe.  It is important to protect your reputation, freedom and future by retaining a criminal defense attorney who can effectively defend you in court. A skillful trial lawyer may be able to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced to a misdemeanor prior to trial.  In order to convict you at trial, the prosecutor has the burden to prove you committed each and every element of the felony offense beyond a reasonable doubt.  If the jury has a reasonable doubt, you will be acquitted.  Therefore, it is essential to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will work with you to craft the best legal defense.

IMG_2922BHouston Identity Theft Lawyer

Identity theft is a serious felony offense. In addition to lengthy incarceration and steep fines, a felony charge may result in a permanent criminal record that could ruin your reputation, employment and future.  Indeed, just being charged with a felony offense can result in extreme stress and anxiety.

Houston criminal attorney James G. Sullivan is experienced in defending white collar crimes such as identity theft.  With almost 20 years of criminal defense work, Sullivan has the knowledge and experience to put forth an aggressive and productive defense strategy.

Contact James Sullivan at (281) 546-6428 for a free confidential consultation and preliminary case analysis.

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Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information under Texas Law

According to Texas Penal Code §32.51(b), a person commits identity theft if the person, with intent to harm or defraud another, obtains, possesses, transfers, or uses an item of identifying information of another person without the other person’s consent.

According to Texas Penal Code §32.51(a)(1), “Identifying information” means information that alone or in conjunction with other information identifies a person, including a person’s:

  1. name and date of birth;
  2. unique biometric data, including the person’s fingerprint, voice print, or retina or iris image;
  3. unique electronic identification number, address, routing code, or financial institution account number;
  4. telecommunication identifying information or access device; and
  5. social security number or other government-issued identification number.

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Punishment for Houston Identity Theft

In Texas, the punishment for identity theft is listed in Chapter 12 of the Texas Penal Code.  Depending on the number of items obtained, possessed, transferred, or used, a conviction can result in a range of punishment as follows:

  1. If the number of items obtained, possessed, transferred, or used is less than five, a person charged with identity theft can be convicted of a state jail felony, which is punishable by a state jail sentence ranging from 180 days to two years and a fine of up to $10,000.
  1. If the number of items obtained, possessed, transferred, or used is five or more but less than 10, a person charged with identity theft can be convicted of a third degree felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence ranging from 2 to 10 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
  2. If the number of items obtained, possessed, transferred, or used is 10 or more but less than 50, a person charged with identity theft can be convicted of a second degree felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence ranging from 2 to 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
  3. If the number of items obtained, possessed, transferred, or used is 50 or more, a person charged with identity theft can be convicted of a first degree felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence ranging from 5 to 99 years or life and a fine up to $10,000.

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James G. Sullivan and Associates | Harris County Identity Theft Attorney

If you are charged with identity theft in Texas, it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney.  In addition to representing you in court, it may be possible for such an attorney to defend you at the grand jury level.  If your case has not yet been indicted by the grand jury, a knowledgeable attorney may be able to persuade the grand jury to no bill (dismiss) your case.  If that were to happen, the case would be over, and you would have the right to seek an expunction of the charge from your record.  If your case has already been indicted, an experience trial attorney may still be able to get your case dismissed, reduced to a misdemeanor or won at trial.

James G. Sullivan and Associates have a professional and experienced legal team with decades of experience in fighting criminal cases at trial.  They provide personal attention and exceptional legal services.  They will fight to protect your rights, freedom and future.

NTL-top-100-memberJames 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.

Contact James Sullivan & Associates for a free initial consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your white collar crime charges in Harris County (Houston), Montgomery County (Conroe), Fort Bend County (Richmond), Brazoria County (Angleton), Galveston County (Galveston), Matagorda County (Bay City), Waller County (Hempstead), Washington County (Brenham), Liberty County (Liberty), Chambers County (Anahuac), Jefferson County (Beaumont) and throughout Texas.

Contact James Sullivan at (281) 546-6428 for a free confidential consultation and preliminary case analysis.

Theft Related Crime Case Results | Houston Theft Lawyer James Sullivan

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

IMG_2923bHarris County Theft Defense

Houston Criminal Attorney James Sullivan has represented more than 3,000 clients in criminal and juvenile courts in Harris and surrounding counties since 1994.  The cases listed in the graph below represent just the Theft crime related cases since January 2008.  A graph covering the cases represented over the past 20 years would be much lengthier.

James Sullivan attended the Trial Lawyers College founded by legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and was invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization. Sullivan is Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Sullivan is one of only 38 such certified lawyers in private practice in Texas.

Note: When a Grand Jury dismisses a felony complaint (by way of no bill), it means that the grand jury did not find probable cause and the accused can seek an expunction of the criminal record.  All felony cases dismissed by the grand jury were no billed after the grand jury reviewed an extensive defense packet prepared by Attorney James Sullivan.

Burglary, Theft, Forgery and Fraud Case Results

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Facing Theft Related Criminal or Juvenile Charges?

Contact James Sullivan, a Houston Criminal Lawyer, at (281) 546-6428 for a free consultation

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CRIMINAL OFFENSEACTUAL RESULTSCT #
TheftCASE DISMISSED (Client allegedly stole from her employer), Case # 19149956
Theft (2° Felony)CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR THEFT (Client was accused of stealing over $170,000 in property from his employer. Thorough investigation by defense counsel revealed serious discrepancies in company inventory records), Case # 1369319262nd
TheftCASE DISMISSED WITHOUT A TRIAL SETTING (Client was accused of stealing an I-Pad from a restaurant), Case # 18612387
Auto TheftCASE DISMISSED (Client was accused of stealing an acquaintance’s car)314
Theft (State Jail Felony) in Jefferson County (Beaumont)CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR THEFT with no restitution (Client was accused of stealing over $10,000 from his employer and allegedly signed a voluntary confession. Thorough investigation by defense counsel cast serious doubt on the State’s ability to prove their case at trial), Case # 08-02655District Court
TheftCASE DISMISSED (Client accused of shoplifting), Case # 17652594
TheftCASE DISMISSED (Client accused of stealing a cell phone at a party), Case # 18121304
Motion to Adjudicate Guilt (Theft)( State Jail Felony)PROBATION REVOKED AND SENTENCED TO TIME SERVED (100 days HCJ under §12.44a)(Client had a reasonable due diligence argument regarding failure of the police to arrest the defendant soon after the violation of probation), Case # 926980337th
Theft (State Jail Felony)CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR THEFT and client received a deferred adjudication probation, Case # 1261476338th
Motion to Adjudicate Guilt (Theft)MADJ DISMISSED. Probation terminated without a conviction, Case # 12310973
Theft (State Jail Felony)REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR THEFT, Case # 1238796262nd
TheftCASE DISMISSED, Case # 155825013
Theft (State Jail Felony)REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR THEFT and client received deferred adjudication probation, Case # 1201179339th
Theft (State Jail Felony)CASE DISMISSED, Case # 1197048351st
Theft (State Jail Felony)REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR THEFT and client received deferred adjudication probation, Case # 1202504178th
TheftCASE DISMISSED, Case # 149153814
TheftCASE DISMISSED, Case # 99133488
TheftCASE DISMISSED315th

Contact James Sullivan & Associates for a confidential consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your theft charge in Harris County (Houston), Montgomery County (Conroe), Fort Bend County (Richmond), Brazoria County (Angleton), Galveston County (Galveston), Matagorda County (Bay City), Waller County (Hempstead), Washington County (Brenham), Liberty County (Liberty), Chambers County (Anahuac), Jefferson County (Beaumont) and throughout Texas.

Sex Offense Case Results | Houston Sex Crime Defense Lawyer James Sullivan

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

IMG_2922BHarris County Sex Crime Defense

Houston Criminal Attorney James Sullivan has represented more than 3,000 clients in criminal and juvenile courts in Harris and surrounding counties since 1994.  The cases listed in the graph below represent just the felony sex cases in criminal and juvenile court since January 2008.  A graph covering the cases represented over the past 20 years would be much too lengthy to post.

Note: When a Grand Jury dismisses a felony complaint (by way of no bill), it means that the grand jury did not find probable cause and the accused can seek an expunction of the criminal record.  All felony cases dismissed by the grand jury were no billed after the grand jury reviewed an extensive defense packet prepared by Attorney James Sullivan.

James Sullivan attended the Trial Lawyers College founded by legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and was invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization. Sullivan is also Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Sullivan is one of only 38 such certified lawyers in private practice in Texas.

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Facing Charges for a Felony Sex Offense?

Contact James Sullivan, a Houston Juvenile Lawyer, at (281) 546-6428 for a confidential consultation

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OFFENSEACTUAL RESULTSCT #
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Galveston CountyNO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client, a 17 year old teen with autism, accused of forcing his younger special needs brother to give him oral sex)10th
Indeceny with a Child by Contact (2° Felony) in Brazoria CountyCASE REDUCED AT TRIAL SETTING TO NON-SEX FELONY ENTICING A CHILD with deferred adjudication (Client was accused of touching his young stepdaughter)412th
ONLINE SOLICITATION OF A MINOR (2° Felony) in Montgomery CountyPSI Hearing: 7 years Deferred Adjudication probation (Client was accused of showing up to meet with underage female in HPD sting operation initiated with Craig's List ad. Prosecutor only offered prison time)9th
Sexual Assault (2° Felony) in Harris CountyCASE NOT FILED (Two teenage boys allegedly sexually assaulted a 17 year old female female. Thorough investigation by Sullivan within days of being hired cast serious doubt on the complainant's credibility and was enough to persuade the police to close the investigation without charges being filed)
Indecency with a Child by Contact (2° Felony) in Montgomery CountyCASE DISMISSED BY STATE PRIOR TO FIRST COURT SETTING (13 year old boy allegedly touched his 5 year old niece inappropriately in his bedroom. Thorough investigation by Sullivan within days of being hired was enough to persuade the prosecutor to do the right thing without client having to go through juvenile processing, an exceptionally rare result)CCL 5
Sexual Assault of a Child (2° Felony) in Fort Bend CountyCASE CLOSED after completion of Boundary counseling (16 year old boy allegedly forced his girlfriend to have sex with him against her will) – Agreement was reached with prosecutor to not file case and for client to participate in first offenders program.
Indecency with a Child by Contact (2° Felony) in Galveston CountyCASE DISMISSED after completion of deferred prosecution (13 year old boy allegedly touched a girl inappropriately while riding home on the school bus)CCL 2
Indecency with a Child by Contact (2° Felony) in Waller CountyPSI HEARING: 6 years TDC (Adult client originally faced 25 years to Life on Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. Client had sexual contact with a 13 year old stepdaughter over a one year period)506th
Indecency with a Child by Contact (2° Felony) in Montgomery CountyCASE DISMISSED (16 year old boy allegedly touched a female student inappropriately at his high school)CCL 5
Online Solicitation of a Minor (2˚ felony)CASE DISMISSED (19 year old man was accused of talking about sex related topics with a 12 year old girl online although there was no intention of ever meeting up with her. James Sullivan and his associate Nancy Botts totally disagreed with the law that has ruined hundreds of lives by making it a felony just to talk about sex topics with minors online or people pretending to be minors, so they filed a pre-trial writ of habeas corpus challenging the constitutionality of the law. While his appeal was still pending, a similar appeal filed earlier on a different case by a Houston colleague accomplished the same result. On October 30, 2013, the Court of Criminal Appeals declared Texas Penal Code §33.021(b) unconstitutional on 1st Amendment grounds. The next day, the client’s case was dismissed)182nd
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony)NOT GUILTY VERDICT BY JURY (James Sullivan persuaded a jury in the 314th District Court of Harris County to find his 15 year old male client not guilty of molesting his niece. The client was accused of inserting his finger into the sexual organ of his 2½ year old niece and his 4 year old nephew was an alleged eyewitness. The niece did have injuries documented in a medical examination, but a thorough defense investigation uncovered severe credibility issues with the children and their mother, the outcry witness, and other reasonable explanations for the injuries were not investigated by law enforcement. Prior to trial, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted of the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)314TH
Indecency with a Child (2° Felony) in Montgomery CountyCASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Adult client was accused of sexually abusing his 16 year old nephew) – Case was presented to Grand Jury before charges were filed.
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Montgomery CountyCASE DISMISSED (A 16 year old boy with autism was accused of raping his 14 year old male cousin during a sleepover. Law enforcement failed to interview the accused’s parents, failed to visit the alleged crime scene and failed to investigate the complainant’s father, a registered sex offender with a lengthy history of abusing children, as a possible perpetrator. Before Sullivan could set the case on the trial docket, the State did the right thing and dismissed the case)359th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony) in Montgomery CountyCASE DISMISSED (a 15 year old boy was accused of holding a 15 year old girl down on the floor during class and fondling her through her clothing against her will) 359th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony) in Montgomery CountyCASE DISMISSED (an 11 year old boy was accused of fondling two other students against their will while on the school bus)359th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony)CASE DISMISSED ON DAY OF JURY TRIAL (A 15 year old boy was accused of having consensual sex with a 12 year old girl in her bedroom while two teenage friends allegedly listened in the adjoining room. Prior to trial, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted of the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)315th
Sexual Assault (2˚ felony)CASE DISMISSED AFTER CASE SET FOR JURY TRIAL (A 16 year old boy was accused of forcibly raping a 17 year old girl at her home. Prior to the dismissal, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted of the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)315th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony)CASE DISMISSED (A 13 year old boy was accused of fondling a 12 year old girl against her will at school. Prior to dismissing the case, the State offered his client probation at home)315th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Montgomery CountyCASE DISMISSED (A 12 year old boy was accused of fondling a 2 year old girl at his home)359th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Fort Bend CountyCASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT (A 16 year old boy was accused of fondling with digital penetration his 14 year old sister against her will when he was 14 and she was 12 years old)CCL 2
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony)CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT ON DAY OF JURY TRIAL (a 16 year old boy was accused of sexually abusing his 6 year old half-sister. Prior to trial, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted on the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)315th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony)CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR INDECENT EXPOSURE ON DAY OF JURY TRIAL (A 14 year old boy was accused along with two other boys of fondling a 13 year old girl at school against her will. Prior to trial, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted on the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)315th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony)CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR PUBLIC LEWDNESS ON DAY OF TRIAL (A 14 year old boy was accused of fondling a 7 year old boy outside in their apartment complex)315th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Brazoria CountyCASE REDUCED TO NON-SEX FELONY OF ENTICING A CHILD (a 13 year old boy was accused of fondling his 6 year old stepsister. When the boy was 7, he was sexually abused by an older brother but never received any counseling. Unfortunately, six years later, he impulsively acted out on the behaviors he learned at a young age)CCL 2
Sexual Assault of a ChildCASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Adult client was accused of having sex with 16 year old girl that falsely claimed she was 18) – Case # 1332791185th
(2° Felony)
Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration (Habitual Felony enhanced)SENTENCED TO 2 YEARS TDC ON SECOND JURY TRIAL SETTING AFTER ORIGINALLY FACING 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON (Adult client was accused of failing to register after the 5th year) – Case # 1319150337th
Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration (3° Felony)CASE DISMISSED (Adult client was accused of violating sex offender registration rules) - Case # 1283222228th
Sexual Assault (2° Felony)JURY TRIAL - JURY FOUND CLIENT GUILTY AND RECOMMENDED PROBATION (Adult client received 5 years of probation. Prior to trial, State’s best offer was 5 years at TDC) – Case # 1072069178th
(2° Felony)
Motion to De-Register as a Sex OffenderGRANTED (A registered juvenile sex offender was allowed to de-register. Now 18, the client wanted to transfer to Texas A&M)314th
(2° Felony)
Motion to Adjudicate Guilt (Indecency with a Child) (2° Felony)MADJ DISMISSED AND ADULT CLIENT RE-INSTATED ON PROBATION - Case # 1114342339th
Sexual Assault of a ChildCASE DISMISSED AFTER CASE WAS SET FOR JURY TRIAL (Adult client faced sex offender registration for life) – Case # 1220515179th
(2° Felony)
Compelling Prostitution of a Child (2° Felony) (Felony Habitual enhanced)SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS TDC PRIOR TO SECOND JURY TRIAL SETTING AFTER FACING 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON (Adult client was accused of forcing a 16 year old runaway girl to have sex for money)179th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1° Felony)CASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Adult client was accused of molesting his sister-in-law) – Case Expunged177TH
Indecency with a ChildSENTENCED TO 2 YEARS TDC ON JURY TRIAL SETTING AFTER FACING 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON – Case # 1202760178th
(Felony Habitual enhanced)
Motion to Revoke Probation (Indecency with a Child) (2° Felony) in Fort Bend CountyMOTION TO REVOKE DISMISSED AND JUVENILE CLIENT WAS RE-INSTATED ON PROBATION2
Possession of Child Pornography (2° Felony)5 YEARS PROBATION (Case was first filed in Criminal District Court as an adult case, later dismissed and re-filed in Juvenile Court one week before client’s 18th birthday, an exceptionally rare event. Government knew about child pornography when Client was 16 but did not execute search warrant until one week after his 17th birthday. Client does not have to register as a sex offender)314TH
Sexual Assault of a ChildCASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Adult client was accused of consensual sex with underage female) – Case # 1231727179th
(2° Felony)
Possession of Child Pornography (2° Felony)CASE DISMISSED – Case # 1218086176th
Promotion of Child Pornography (2° Felony)CASE DISMISSED – Case # 1218087176th
Indecency with a Child (3° Felony)CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR INDECENT EXPOSURE – Case # 1227653232nd
Indecency with a Child by Contact (2° Felony)CASE DISMISSED315th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1° Felony) in Montgomery CountyCASE DISMISSED ON SECOND JURY TRIAL SETTING (Adult client was accused of sexually abusing his adopted daughter. Allegation arose soon after client filed for divorce from his wife) – Case Expunged359th
Indecency with a Child by Contact (2° Felony)CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT313th
Motion to Adjudicate Guilt (Indecency with a Child) (2° Felony)MADJ DISMISSED AND CLIENT RE-INSTATED ON PROBATION - Case # 1125649179th
Motion to De-Register as a Sex OffenderGRANTED (A registered juvenile sex offender was allowed to de-register. Now 17, the client wanted to de-register before he applied to attend college)314th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Liberty CountyPROBATION (a 16 year old mentally challenged boy was caught in the act of fondling a 5 year old boy in the neighborhood. During a lengthy interview by Sullivan with the child at the detention center, the boy divulged that he had been molested at age six by a 14 year old cousin. Sullivan persuaded the State and the court to allow his client to receive probation with an older sister in Harris county)CCL
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Jackson CountyPROBATION (A 15 year old boy was accused of sexually abusing a younger brother over a one year period of time. Like so many juvenile sex offenders, the accused was exposed to explicit sex videos online via unsupervised Internet access at a young age and began acting out with a sibling. The probation department originally recommended placement at TJJD, formerly known as TYC, however Sullivan persuaded the prosecutor to be placed with the grandparents following a 9 to 12 months of sex offender counseling at a private placement at Pegasus School in Lockhart)CCL
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony)PROBATION (A 12 year old boy was caught in the act of sexually abusing his 6 year old cousin. During a series of interviews with Sullivan, the boy divulged that he had been raped by an 18 year old acquaintance that had lived in the neighborhood. Sullivan persuaded the prosecutor to allow his client to receive probation and to live at home with his father)315th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Montgomery CountyPROBATION (A 12 year old boy was caught in the act of fondling a 5 year old boy in the neighborhood. Sullivan initially persuaded the court to allow his client to stay at home with his parents and younger siblings, however his client later admitted to probation to fondling a younger half-brother in his home. Sullivan then persuaded the court to place his client with his grandmother in Chicago and to receive out-patient counseling even though the probation department sought placement at a residential treatment center)CCL 4

Aggravated Robbery, Theft from a Person | Houston Robbery Defense Lawyer James Sullivan

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

IMG_2922BHarris County Robbery Defense

Houston Criminal Attorney James Sullivan has represented more than 3,000 clients in criminal and juvenile courts in Harris and surrounding counties since 1994.  All of the robbery related cases except one in the graph below were defended in criminal and juvenile court since January 2008.  A graph covering the cases represented over the past 20 years would be much lengthier.

James Sullivan attended the Trial Lawyers College founded by legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and was invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization.  Sullivan is also Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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Facing Robbery or Theft from a Person Charges?

Contact James Sullivan, a Houston Criminal Lawyer, at (281) 546-6428 for a confidential consultation

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CASEFACTSRESULT
Aggravated Robbery (2 separate cases)Sullivan represented a 25 year old man accused of 2 separate armed robberies, including a home invasion across the street from the South Houston Police Department. The chief of police and another police officer testified in trial that they positively identified Sullivan's client as one of the three armed robbers who fled on foot from the scene. The police initially suspected Sullivan's client because his vehicle was left behind at the scene. After the jury returned a not guilty verdict in the first case, the prosecutor dismissed a second prior aggravated robbery charge. If convicted of either robbery case, the accused faced 25 years to life in prison. Sullivan then represented his client at a parole revocation hearing and his client was kept on parole.Not guilty
Aggravated RobberyClient accused of being the driver in an aggravated robbery.No billed
Aggravated RobberyClient accused of trying to rob a man in his apartment complex.No billed
Aggravated RobberyClient accused of using a firearm to rob several restaurant patrons of their cell phones after firing a round into the ceiling.No billed
Aggravated RobberyClient accused of robbing a restaurant with a handgun.No billed
Aggravated RobberyClient accused of robbing another man in the street. State reduced case to misdemeanor theft and granted deferred adjudication.Reduced to misdemeanor Theft
Aggravated RobberyREDUCED TO ROBBERY with 7 years TDC (Client was charged with 2 aggravated robberies and allegedly committed 12 separate robberies of drug stores in a 2 month period)177th
Aggravated RobberyREDUCED TO AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AT PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE SETTING (Client allegedly struck a teenager in the face with a rifle and stole his cell phone)209th
Aggravated Robbery5 YEARS OF DEFERRED ADJUDICATION (19 year old carjacked a Lexus from a woman using a tire iron)339th
Aggravated Robbery (2 Cases)3 YEARS OF DETERMINATE PROBATION AT HOME (16 year old client drove 2 guys on a crime spree--robbing several people at knifepoint in a short period of time. One guy got away and the other who was 17 received 3 years at TDC on a reduced aggravated assault charge)315th
RobberyREDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT ON JURY TRIAL SETTING (Client accused of stealing cell phone after attacking his girlfriend)(State only offered 4 years in prison before trial) Case # 1306891339th
Theft from a PersonREDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR THEFT and granted 2 years DADJ337th
RobberyREDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT313th
RobberyCASE DISMISSED232nd
RobberyREDUCED TO THEFT FROM A PERSON (State Jail Felony)232nd
Robbery (4 separate cases) (Felony Habitual enhanced)SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS TDC ON JURY TRIAL SETTING (Client was facing 25 years to Life in prison. Client was accused of committing 4 separate robberies within 24 hours of being released from prison. Client still had 10 years left on his parole, so for him a 10 year concurrent sentence was an extraordinary result)179th
Aggravated Robbery (2 cases) (1 case dismissed)CASE REDUCED TO AGGRAVATED ASSAULT and client received deferred adjudication probation177th
RobberyCASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR THEFT179th

Contact James Sullivan & Associates for a confidential consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your child’s juvenile charges in Harris County (Houston), Montgomery County (Conroe), Fort Bend County (Richmond), Brazoria County (Angleton), Galveston County (Galveston), Matagorda County (Bay City), Waller County (Hempstead), Washington County (Brenham), Liberty County (Liberty), Chambers County (Anahuac), Jefferson County (Beaumont) and throughout Texas.

 

Drug Crime Case Results | Houston Drug Defense Lawyer James Sullivan

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

IMG_2922BHarris County Drug Crime Defense

Harris County Criminal Lawyer James Sullivan has represented more than 3,000 clients in criminal and juvenile courts in Harris and surrounding counties since 1994.  The cases listed in the graph below represent just the Drug crime cases since January 2008.  A graph covering the cases represented over the past 20 years would be much lengthier.

Attorney James Sullivan attended the Trial Lawyers College founded by legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and was invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization. James Sullivan is also Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Sullivan is one of only 38 such certified lawyers in private practice in Texas.

Drug Crimes | Criminal and Juvenile Court Case Results

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Facing Drug Charges in Criminal or Juvenile Court?

Contact James Sullivan, a Houston Juvenile Lawyer, at (281) 546-6428 for a free confidential consultation

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CRIMINAL OFFENSEACTUAL RESULTSCT #
Possession of MarihuanaCASE DISMISSED, Case # 18198573
Possession of MarihuanaCASE DISMISSED, Case # 189743115
Possession of MarihuanaCASE DISMISSED (Client accused of possessing marihuana at his high school), Case # 18730911
Possession of a Controlled SubstanceCASE DISMISSED (Client accused of possessing Xanax without a prescription), Case # 183638014
Possession of a Controlled Substance 4-200g (1° felony enhanced)DEFERRED ADJUDICATION (Persuaded court to grant client 5 years of deferred adjudication probation with outpatient drug treatment even though client had a prior felony drug conviction), Case # 1352705339th
Possession of MarihuanaCASE DISMISSED, Case # 17884799
Tampering with Evidence (3° felony)CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR POSSESSION OF MARIHUANA, Case # 1304674174th
Possession of MarihuanaCASE DISMISSED, Case # 172853113
Possession of a Controlled Substance 4-200g (2° felony)CASE DISMISSED, Case # 1291050339th
Possession of a Controlled Substance 1-4g (3° felony)CASE DISMISSED, Case # 1267877339th
Possession of a Controlled Substance (State Jail Felony)CASE DISMISSED, Case # 1275133178th
Possession of MarihuanaCASE DISMISSED313th
Possession of MarihuanaCASE DISMISSED, Case # 16104777
Possession of a Controlled Substance (State Jail Felony)CASE DISMISSED315th
Possession of MarihuanaCASE DISMISSED315th
Possession of a Controlled Substance (State Jail Felony)CASE DISMISSED315th
Possession of MarihuanaCASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, Case # 16708801
Possession of MarihuanaCASE DISMISSED315th
Possession of a Controlled Substance in a School Zone (State Jail Felony)CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE315th
Possession of MarihuanaCASE DISMISSED, Case # 16446354
Possession of MarihuanaCASE DISMISSED, Case # 164724911
Possession of MarihuanaCASE DISMISSED, Case # 16359937
Possession of MarihuanaCASE DISMISSED315th
Possession of a Controlled Substance (State Jail Felony)CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, Case # 1229447228th
Possession of MarihuanaCASE DISMISSED2
Possession of a Controlled Substance (State Jail Felony)CASE DISMISSED, Case Expunged208th
Possession of a Dangerous DrugCASE DISMISSED, Case # 16300942
Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3 <28gCASE DISMISSED, Case # 16300952
Possession of a Controlled Substance (2° felony enhanced)CASE REDUCED TO STATE JAIL FELONY ON JURY TRIAL SETTING, Case # 1222195339th
Possession of MarihuanaCASE DISMISSED315th
Possession of a Controlled Substance (State Jail Felony)CASE DISMISSED, Case # 1217540177th
Possession of a Controlled Substance (State Jail Felony)CASE DISMISSED, Case # 1225666232nd
Possession of a Controlled Substance (State Jail Felony)CASE DISMISSED, Case # 1225856232nd
Motion to Adjudicate Guilt (Possession of a Controlled Substance 4-200g (2° felony)MADJ DISMISSED AND CLIENT RE-INSTATED ON PROBATION, Case # 1117545208th
Possession of a Controlled Substance (State Jail Felony)CASE DISMISSED, Case # 1182185179th
Possession of a Controlled Substance 4-200g (2° felony) in Fayette CountyCASE DISMISSED, Case Expunged155th
Possession of a Controlled SubstanceCASE DISMISSED, Case # 153010214
Motion to Adjudicate Guile (Possession of a Dangerous Drug)MADJ DISMISSED AND CLIENT RE-INSTATED ON PROBATION, Case # 139450214

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