Houston Criminal Defense Lawyers
Harris County Grand Jury Defense Attorney
If you are charged with a felony offense, you might be able to get your case dismissed at the grand jury level within one to two months of being arrested. Because State Prosecutors rush to get their felony cases indicted by the grand jury within one to two weeks after an arrest, it is important to retain an experienced Houston criminal lawyer as soon as you are arrested or know you are under investigation. Your attorney can then sign onto your case in court and request the State to hold the case from the grand jury in order to prepare a defense.
Proven Record of Felony Case Dismissals
Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer James Sullivan has a proven record (see below) in getting felony cases dismissed (no billed) by the Grand Jury. When a person is accused of a felony offense, it may be possible for his defense attorney to win his case at the Grand Jury level. Depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, this may or may not be a viable option, so it is important to talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney. With this strategy, the accused in effect has two chances to win his case before a jury:
(1) Grand Jury and, if indicted,
(2) Jury Trial
If the Grand Jury votes that probable cause (i.e. a probability) does not exist to believe that the accused committed the offense, the case is no billed (dismissed). If the Grand Jury votes that probable cause does exist, then the case is true billed (indicted). If a case is indicted, then the accused may have to have a Jury Trial in order to get the best result. A Jury Trial is more expensive and involves much more time and legal work.
Once an accused is indicted, this option is no longer available. Therefore, time is of the essence in retaining an experienced defense attorney. Most criminal defense attorneys are not familiar with this process, so it is important to hire an attorney with a proven record.
Since 1994, Houston Criminal Lawyer James Sullivan has worked to get dozens of felony cases no billed by the Grand Jury. These felony cases include Sexual Assault of a Child, Attempted Murder, Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Aggravated Assault, Assault Family Member by Impeding Breathing (choking), Forgery, Evading Arrest by Motor Vehicle, Injury to a Child and Burglary of a Habitation.
Attorney James Sullivan is an experienced Houston Criminal Defense Attorney serving Greater Houston and Texas since 1994. Contact James Sullivan and Associates at (281) 546-6428 to discuss your case.
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. Sullivan is also Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Contact James Sullivan & Associates for a free initial consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your felony charges in Harris County (Houston) or Fort Bend County (Richmond), Texas.
Our law firm defends 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.