Harris County Criminal Lawyer
Houston Criminal Defense Attorney James Sullivan fights the government every day to keep his clients out of prison. On every case, his first goal is to work for a dismissal, either by the Grand Jury or by the prosecutor. Because the government does not like to dismiss cases, it often requires defense attorneys to force their hand by setting the case for a jury trial. Unlike many of his colleagues who set cases for trial just to get a better plea deal, James Sullivan sets cases for trial because he intends to try the case.
When defendants do get sentenced to prison time, they are now doing less and less time. According to a recent Houston Chronicle article, parole officials lately have come to the common sense realization that it is a waste of money to lock up low level non-violent offenders and to keep the dangerous criminals in prison longer. As a result, over the past 10 years, six percent more offenders who apply for parole are granted it. At the same time, the number of parolees who were sent back to prison after their parole was revoked has fallen dramatically–44%.
Our Houston criminal lawyers defend clients charged with crimes in district courts and county criminal courts, including domestic violence (assault of a family member), drug possession or drug delivery, violent crimes, and juvenile delinquency.
If you need a serious representation, call James G. Sullivan & Associates at 281-546-6428 for a free consultation.