Houston Criminal Trial Lawyer Jim Sullivan Gets His Client’s Indecency with a Child by Exposure Case Dismissed After Setting it for a Jury Trial in the 232nd Criminal District Court


Young girlHouston, Texas criminal trial lawyer Jim Sullivan represents real people charged with all kinds of crimes, including Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.  If you need a Houston criminal lawyer, call Jim Sullivan right now at 281-546-6428.

Houston criminal trial attorney Jim Sullivan represented his client on the serious 3rd degree felony charge of Indecency with a Child by Exposure charges.  He was the second defense attorney to represent him on the same accusations.  His client was previously represented by a different attorney who managed to get his indictment for Indecency with a Child by Contact quashed.  When the DA’s office re-indicted the case as Indecency with a Child by Exposure, Sullivan went to work and persuaded his client who maintained his innocence to go to trial.  His client was willing to take probation, but Sullivan does not believe that a person should plead guilty when they are not guilty.  Sullivan’s client was borderline mentally challenged with a low IQ, however he had a clear understanding of the allegations in the case.  The client’s older brother assisted him in coming to and from court and in helping Sullivan to track down and interview witnesses.  Sullivan thoroughly investigated the case and learned that the child’s father had huge motives to falsify the charges.  In fact, by the time of trial, he had already pled guilty to fraud charges in a different county and was on a felony probation.  The man had a bad drug addiction and had stolen money from his deceased wife’s estate to live it up with a new young girlfriend.  The wife had left the money for her daughter from a prior marriage.  There was much more exculpatory information that Sullivan had uncovered through his investigation.  Ultimately, on the date of trial, the State dismissed the charges against his client.

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Case Number: 106353901010
Offense: SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD (INDECENCY-CHILD EXPOSURE)
Bond Amount: $10000
Case Status: DISM-DISMISSED
Defendant Status: DISPOSED
Case Disposition: DISMISSED
Case Completion Date: 02/18/10
Last Instrument Filed: REINDICTMENT
Court: 232
File Date: 03/31/06
Court Setting Date: 02/18/10
1063539 232ND INDECENCY WITH A CHILD (3° Felony) DISMISSED BY STATE PRIOR TO TRIAL SETTING
Case Number: 106353901010
Offense: SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD (INDECENCY-CHILD EXPOSURE)
Bond Amount: $10000
Case Status: DISM-DISMISSED
Defendant Status: DISPOSED
Case Disposition: DISMISSED
Case Completion Date: 02/18/10
Last Instrument Filed: REINDICTMENT
Court: 232
File Date: 03/31/06
Court Setting Date: 02/18/10
RI   100951
06/16/09  ACI/BF             TIME 1518 AMOUNT      $0       SNU: 998
06/16/09                     ACKNOWLEDGED BY SHERIFF
08/12/09  SERVICE ACTIVITY   BY PLACING DEF IN JAIL        ON 08/09/09
08/12/09                     RECEIPTED BY CLERK
03/31/06  CI/IND             TIME 1723 AMOUNT  $10000       SNU: 999
03/31/06                     ACKNOWLEDGED BY SHERIFF
06/07/09  SERVICE ACTIVITY   BY RELEASING DEF ON BOND      ON 06/02/09
06/07/09                     RECEIPTED BY CLERK
09/18/09  BOND FILED         CRT 232 TIME 0923 TYPE SURETY
09/18/09  BOND MADE        AMT    $10000 DATE 09/17/09 RCPT #
09/18/09  BONDSMAN           FINANCIAL CAS-VALDES, JOSEPH
06/02/09  BOND FILED         CRT 232 TIME 1435 TYPE SURETY
06/02/09  BOND MADE        AMT    $10000 DATE 06/02/09 RCPT #
06/02/09  BONDSMAN           FINANCIAL CAS-VALDES, JOSEPH
03/31/06  GRAND JURY ACTION  RID    03/31/06   G182         SNU: 999
03/31/06  GRAND JURY ACTION  ROTATION CRT 232  OFF FREQ   BND  $10000
03/31/06  GRAND JURY ACTION  OFFENSE INDECENCY-CHILD EXPOSURE LEVEL F3
03/31/06  ORI: HUMBLE PD             OFFENSE NO: 0410421
08/11/09  ATTORNEY SULLIVAN, JAMES GARY           SNU: 999
08/11/09  ATTORNEY            COURT 232                  CFI  232
08/11/09     JUDGE            KEEL, MARY LOU                 PRESIDING
02/18/10  C87 ACTIVITY       DISM OTHER  STATUS D  CFI 232  SNU: 998
09/16/09  C87 ACTIVITY       BOND SET    STATUS J  CFI 232  SNU: 999
02/22/10  MOTIONS            FILED                          CFI  232
08/11/09  MOTIONS            PYSCH EXAM- CMPTNCY            SNU: 998
08/11/09  MOTIONS            FILED                          CFI  232
08/11/09  MOTIONS            PSYCH EXAM - SANITY            SNU: 999
08/11/09  MOTIONS            FILED                          CFI  232
02/22/10  OFFENSE            INDECENCY-CHILD EXPOSURE         LEVEL F3
02/22/10  OFFENSE            INDECENCY-CHILD EXPOSURE         LEVEL F3
08/11/09  ORDER              GRT. PSYCH. EXAM/COMPETENCY    SNU: 998
08/11/09  OFFENSE            INDECENCY-CHILD EXPOSURE         LEVEL F3
08/11/09  ORDER              GRT. PSYCH. EXAM/SANITY        SNU: 999
08/11/09  OFFENSE            INDECENCY-CHILD EXPOSURE         LEVEL F3
03/31/06  PRECEPT/SERVE IND DATE RETURNED 06/07/09
02/18/10  COURT ORDER       DISMISSAL                      SNU: 999

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