Arrested in Houston for Assault Family Violence? Attorney James Sullivan Fights for his Clients
Harris County Domestic Assault Defense
WHEN LOVE TURNS VIOLENT
Most couples learn to resolve their differences or even end their relationships without resorting to violence. Sometimes, however, even good people gets so stressed out and feel so overwhelmed that they lose it even for a moment and strike out at their partner in a physical way.
Depending on the nature of the violent act, the prosecutors can charge it either as a misdemeanor or a felony. A class A misdemeanor assault means that one person caused bodily injury (or pain) to their partner. If the person used a deadly weapon, then it is a felony assault. If the person choked their partner or restricted their breathing, then it is also a felony. No matter the level of the criminal offense charged, you can expect the court to order you out of your home and have no contact until the case is resolved with your partner or spouse.
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office has a Family Criminal Law Division that focuses solely on domestic violence. The prosecutors immediately call the alleged victim to get their statement as to what happened. The prosecutors lock in the emotional stress of the event by obtaining their immediate statement. However, facts tend to change and the importance of the incidence significantly lessens frequently after a short cooling off time.
The best way to resolve the case is by first talking with a criminal defense attorney. Houston Criminal Lawyer James Sullivan will consider the merits of your case and give you an honest evaluation. He will aggressively defend you. Contact James Sullivan at 281-546-6428 for a confidential consultation.
James (Jim) Sullivan is an experienced Houston 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 results below list a few of the Criminal and Juvenile Assault Family Violence cases that James Sullivan has defended in Harris and surrounding counties since 2008. He has represented criminal and juvenile clients since 1994.
|CRIMINAL OFFENSE||ACTUAL RESULTS - CRIMINAL / JUVENILE CASES||CT #|
|ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER (A)||CASE DISMISSED BY STATE ON JURY TRIAL SETTING (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 MEMBER (A) in Montgomery County||CASE 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 (A) in Montgomery County||CASE 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 BY IMPEDING BREATHING (3°)||CASE REDUCED to misdemeanor A reckless Assault Family Member with 1 year of deferred adjudication probation (Client was accused of choking his spouse)||339th|
|ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE ENHANCED (3° Felony)||REDUCED TO CLASS A MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT with time served, 3 days in county jail (Client had 2 previous Assault family violence convictions involving a different complainant. Client accused of injuring his wife’s neck.)||182|
|AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER (3°) and ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER (A)||PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION. CASE WILL BE DISMISSED AFTER COMPLETION OF DIVERSION PROGRAM (Client accused of hitting mother and on a later date threatening her with a steak knife)||315th|
|ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER BY IMPEDING BREATHING (3°)||CASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of choking his wife during a physical altercation in which the client was slapped and scratched)||351st|
|AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (2° Felony)||CASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of intentionally trying to drive into and strike her girlfriend)||183rd|
|ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER (A)||CASE DISMISSED WITHOUT A JURY TRIAL SETTING (Client accused of injuring ex-wife after divorce was final. Client insisted he was innocent. State dismissed the case “in the interest of justice”)||WALLER COUNTY|
|ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER (A)||CASE DISMISSED WITHOUT A JURY TRIAL SETTING (Client accused of hitting his spouse)||LIBERTY COUNTY|
|ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER 2ND OFFENDER (Felony Habitual enhanced facing 25 years to Life in TDC)||REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT WITHOUT A JURY TRIAL SETTING AFTER FACING 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON||179TH|
|AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER (2° Felony)||REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT WITHOUT A JURY TRIAL SETTING||314TH|
|ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER 2ND OFFNDER (Enhanced to 2° Felony)||REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT WITHOUT A JURY TRIAL SETTING||337TH|
|ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER||CASE DISMISSED BY STATE ON JURY TRIAL SETTING||7|
|AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER (2° Felony)||PSI HEARING: RECEIVED DADJ PROBATION (Client with mental illness stabbed his girlfriend in the arm and upper back. State only offered prison time)||174th|
|ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER (Felony Habitual enhanced facing 25 years to Life in TDC)||REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT ON JURY TRIAL SETTING AFTER FACING 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON||338TH|
|ASSAULT FAMILY MEMBER (Felony Habitual)||CASE DISMISSED BY STATE WITHOUT A JURY TRIAL SETTING AFTER FACING 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON||176TH|