Conroe, Texas Criminal Lawyer James Sullivan Can Defend You Against Fraud Charges

Montgomery County Criminal Fraud Defense

Conroe, Texas Criminal Lawyer James (Jim) Sullivan represents adults on all kinds of criminal offenses, including Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information.

Conroe, Texas Felony Trial Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights, Freedom and Future

IMG_2922BJames (Jim) Sullivan is an experienced Montgomery County Criminal 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.


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.


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 James Sullivan to represent them.

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

James 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 Conroe Criminal Lawyer James Sullivan at (281) 546-6428 for a confidential consultation.


Texas Penal Code

Sec. 32.51.  FRAUDULENT USE OR POSSESSION OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.  (a)  In this section:(1)  “Identifying information” means information that alone or in conjunction with other information identifies a person, including a person’s:(A)  name and social security number, date of birth, or government-issued identification number;(B)  unique biometric data, including the person’s fingerprint, voice print, or retina or iris image;(C)  unique electronic identification number, address, routing code, or financial institution account number; and(D)  telecommunication identifying information or access device.(2)  “Telecommunication access device” means a card, plate, code, account number, personal identification number, electronic serial number, mobile identification number, or other telecommunications service, equipment, or instrument identifier or means of account access that alone or in conjunction with another telecommunication access device may be used to:(A)  obtain money, goods, services, or other thing of value;  or(B)  initiate a transfer of funds other than a transfer originated solely by paper instrument.(b)  A person commits an offense if the person, with the intent to harm or defraud another, obtains, possesses, transfers, or uses an item of:(1)  identifying information of another person without the other person’s consent;(2)  information concerning a deceased natural person, including a stillborn infant or fetus, that would be identifying information of that person were that person alive, if the item of information is obtained, possessed, transferred, or used without legal authorization; or(3)  identifying information of a child younger than 18 years of age.(b-1)  For the purposes of Subsection (b), the actor is presumed to have the intent to harm or defraud another if the actor possesses:(1)  the identifying information of three or more other persons;(2)  information described by Subsection (b)(2) concerning three or more deceased persons; or(3)  information described by Subdivision (1) or (2) concerning three or more persons or deceased persons.(b-2)  The presumption established under Subsection (b-1) does not apply to a business or other commercial entity or a government agency that is engaged in a business activity or governmental function that does not violate a penal law of this state.(c)  An offense under this section is:(1)  a state jail felony if the number of items obtained, possessed, transferred, or used is less than five;(2)  a felony of the third degree if the number of items obtained, possessed, transferred, or used is five or more but less than 10;(3)  a felony of the second degree if the number of items obtained, possessed, transferred, or used is 10 or more but less than 50; or(4)  a felony of the first degree if the number of items obtained, possessed, transferred, or used is 50 or more.(c-1)  An offense described for purposes of punishment by Subsections (c)(1)-(3) is increased to the next higher category of offense if it is shown on the trial of the offense that the offense was committed against an elderly individual as defined by Section 22.04.(d)  If a court orders a defendant convicted of an offense under this section to make restitution to the victim of the offense, the court may order the defendant to reimburse the victim for lost income or other expenses, other than attorney’s fees, incurred as a result of the offense.(e)  If conduct that constitutes an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under any other law, the actor may be prosecuted under this section, the other law, or both.


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