Recent Case Results

Attorney James (Jim) Sullivan has represented more than 3,000 clients in criminal and juvenile courts in Harris and surrounding counties.

The misdemeanor and felony Assault Family Violence related cases listed in the graph below represent a small fraction of those and cover just those between January 2008 to May 2012.  

A graph covering the cases represented since 1994 would be much too lengthy to post.  However, all of the criminal cases (which have not been sealed or expunged) can be verified with their case number through the website of the Harris county district clerk at http://www.hcdistrictclerk.com/eDocs/Public/Search.aspx.

Note: When a grand jury no bills a felony complaint, it means that the case is dismissed and the accused can seek an expunction of the criminal records relating to that accusation.  All felony cases listed were no billed after the grand jury reviewed an extensive packet prepared by James Sullivan.  

Since January 2008, James Sullivan has had 20 felony cases no billed by the grand jury.  Many attorneys have never fought any cases at the grand jury level.

1° = 1st Degree Felony, 2° = 2nd Degree Felony, 3° = 3rd Degree Felony, SJF = State Jail Felony, A = Class A Misdemeanor, B = Class B Misdemeanor, PSI Hearing = Pre-Sentence Investigation Hearing (i.e. punishment hearing)

Certainly each case is different.  Similar results may not be obtained in your case and past performance is no guarantee of future results.

 
CASE #
CT #
TEXAS CRIMINAL OFFENSE
ACTUAL RESULT
1336650
351st
ASSAULT FAMILY  VIOLENCE/IMPEDING BREATHING (3°)
NO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of choking his wife during a physical altercation in which the client was slapped and scratched)

 1341002
183rd
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (2° Felony)
NO BILLED BY GRAND JURY (Client accused of intentionally trying to drive into and strike her girlfriend)

CC 11-836
WALLER
COUNTY
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (A)
DISMISSED WITHOUT A 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”)

96222
LIBERTY
COUNTY
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (A)
DISMISSED WITHOUT A TRIAL SETTING (Client accused of hitting his spouse)

1318813
179TH
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE 2ND OFFENDER (Felony Habitual enhanced facing 25 years to Life in TDC)
REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT WITHOUT A TRIAL SETTING AFTER FACING 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON

JUVENILE
314TH
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (2° Felony)
REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR  ASSAULT WITHOUT A TRIAL SETTING

1320509
337TH
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE 2ND OFFNDER (Enhanced to 2° Felony)
REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT WITHOUT A TRIAL SETTING

1736017
7
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE
DISMISSED BY STATE ON JURY TRIAL SETTING

1287564
174th
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (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)

1290473
338TH
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (Felony Habitual enhanced facing 25 years to Life in TDC)
REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT ON TRIAL SETTING AFTER FACING 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON

1270822
176TH
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (Felony Habitual)
DISMISSED BY STATE WITHOUT A TRIAL SETTING AFTER FACING 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON

1285290
174TH
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE BY CHOKING (3° Felony)
DISMISSED BY STATE ON TRIAL SETTING

JUVENILE
315TH
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (A)
DISMISSED BY STATE ON TRIAL SETTING

JUVENILE
313TH
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (A)
DISMISSED BY STATE WITHOUT A TRIAL SETTING

1290883
183RD
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE 2ND OFFENDER (3° Felony)
REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT WITHOUT A TRIAL SETTING

1281428
174TH
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (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)

1267878
339TH
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE BY CHOKING (3° Felony)
DISMISSED BY STATE WITHOUT A TRIAL SETTING

1239319
262ND
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE BY CHOKING (3° Felony)
REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT

JUVENILE
315TH
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (2° Felony)
REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT WITHOUT A TRIAL SETTING

1194679
179TH
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (2° Felony)
REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT WITHOUT A TRIAL SETTING

1222418
339TH
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (2°)
REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR DEADLY CONDUCT WITHOUT A TRIAL SETTING

JUVENILE
315TH
ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (A)
DISMISSED BY STATE ON TRIAL SETTING

1183601
232ND
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FV (2° Felony)
REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT ON TRIAL SETTING
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