Houston Criminal Lawyer for Misdemeanor Defense

Houston Misdemeanor Defense Attorneys

Harris County Misdemeanor Lawyers

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, it is important that you have an experienced misdemeanor defense attorney to represent you. Our misdemeanor defense lawyers have significant trial experience defending people accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses.

The criminal defense lawyers at James Sullivan and Associates have more than 60 years of experience successfully defending people in the Greater Houston area and throughout the state of Texas against misdemeanor and felony charges.

Choosing a criminal defense lawyer to defend you may be the most important decision you will make in your case. Whether you have been charged with a crime or are under investigation by law enforcement, your rights, your freedom and your future are at risk. It is critical to have the counsel of an experienced Harris county criminal defense attorney as early as possible.

James Sullivan graduated from Baylor University in 1990 with a degree in Journalism, the ideal degree for investigating, discovering and telling winning stories in court. In 1993, Sullivan graduated from South Texas College of Law, which is nationally recognized as the top law school for trial advocacy.
James Sullivan later graduated from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming. Founded in 1994, it is the most selective and prestigious trial advocacy program in America. The methods taught at TLC are not taught anywhere else. The 2,000 graduates form an extremely unique community of the most accomplished trial lawyers in the United States.
To discuss your case with an experienced Houston Criminal Defense Attorney, call James Sullivan and Associates for a free confidential consultation at (281) 546-6428.

Houston Misdemeanor Defense Attorneys – Fighting To Protect Your Rights, Future and Freedom

In Texas, there are three levels of misdemeanors: Class A, Class B and Class C.
  • Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $4,000 fine.
  • Class B misdemeanors are punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.
  • Class C misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum $500 fine.
Harris County Criminal Defense Attorneys James Sullivan and Associates have successfully defended people in state courts on misdemeanor charges, including:
  • Assault and Assault Family Violence
  • DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Evading Detention or Arrest
  • First Time Arrest
  • Theft, Shoplifting, Hot Check or Employee Theft
  • Possession of Marijuana or a Dangerous Drug
  • Public Lewdness, Indecent Exposure or Prostitution
  • Burglary of a Motor Vehicle
  • Terroristic Threat
  • Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon
Misdemeanor Criminal Record

Whether you are charged as an adult or as a juvenile, a conviction for a misdemeanor can deny you employment and can impact you for life. Houston Misdemeanor Defense Attorneys James Sullivan and Associates are experienced in defending those accused of misdemeanors and felonies.

Because a conviction results in a criminal record, a misdemeanor charge must be taken seriously. Unless the charge is expunged or non-disclosed (sealed), a misdemeanor will show up on a background check. Once you are convicted, it will stay on your record forever.

Being convicted or accused of a misdemeanor can have devastating consequences. Hiring an experienced Houston Misdemeanor Defense Attorney can make the difference between being found guilty or not guilty.

A misdemeanor case that is dismissed, reduced to a Class C deferred adjudication or results in a not guilty verdict may be eligible for an expunction. A Class A or Class B misdemeanor case with a successful completion of a deferred adjudication may be eligible for non-disclosure (sealing) of criminal history.

Contact an Experienced Houston Misdemeanor Defense Attorney

James Sullivan and Associates use their extensive trial experience and knowledge of the law to defend their clients.  If you are facing a misdemeanor charge and need an experienced Houston Criminal Trial Lawyer, they can help.

James Sullivan & Associates | Houston Texas Criminal Lawyers

Contact James Sullivan and Associates for a free consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your criminal charges in Harris County (Houston) and Fort Bend County (Richmond). James Sullivan is an experienced Houston criminal defense lawyer who will work hard to get you the best result for your particular situation.

To discuss your case in confidence with an experienced Houston Criminal Defense Attorney, call for a confidential free consultation at (281) 546-6428.

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.