Houston Criminal Attorney for Felony Defense

Houston Felony Defense 

Harris County Felony Defense Lawyers 

If you have been charged in criminal or juvenile court with a felony, such as possession of a controlled substance, aggravated assault, murder, sexual assault, aggravated robbery or assault by impeding breathing, it is important that you have an experienced  Houston criminal attorney to represent you. James G. Sullivan and Associates have significant jury trial experience as felony defense attorneys.

Houston Attorney James (Jim) Sullivan is an experienced defense attorney and can effectively represent you at all pretrial hearings, jury trials and (if necessary) sentencing hearings. Sullivan has successfully represented clients charged with felony offenses throughout southeast Texas. If you are facing an aggravated assault or other felony offense in criminal or juvenile court, then you need an experienced Harris County criminal trial lawyer to defend you. 

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 1,150 graduates form an extremely unique community of the most accomplished trial lawyers in the United States. 

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights, Freedom and Future

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 Houston criminal defense attorney as early as possible.

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

Being convicted or accused of a felony can have devastating consequences. Hiring an experienced Harris County Felony Defense Attorney can make the difference between being found guilty or not guilty.

To discuss your felony case involving aggravated assault, burglary of a habitation, child abuse, drug possession, drug delivery, aggravated robbery or any other felony defense matter with an experienced Harris County criminal defense Attorney, call James G. Sullivan and Associates for a free confidential consultation at (281) 546-6428.


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


Levels of Felony Offenses in Texas

In Texas, there are five levels of felonies: Capital, First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree and State Jail.
  • Capital felonies are punishable by life imprisonment without parole or by death in capital cases in which the State seeks the death penalty.
  • First Degree felonies are punishable by 5 to 99 years or Life in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
  • Second Degree felonies are punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
  • Third Degree felonies are punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
  • State Jail felonies are punishable by 180 days to 2 years in a state jail and up to a $10,000 fine.

James Sullivan and Associates have extensive trial experience defending against felony charges.  They have successfully defended people in criminal and juvenile court on felony charges, including the following:


Harris County Criminal Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights, Freedom and Future

Do not be intimidated and do not give up hope. You may have been arrested and charged, but that does not mean that the police followed proper procedure or that the prosecutor has sufficient evidence to prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. James Sullivan and Associates have succeeded in getting hundreds of criminal cases dismissed, no billed (dismissed) by the grand jury and in obtaining not guilty verdicts from juries.  Talk to an experienced Houston criminal trial lawyer before you even consider giving up and entering a plea of guilty.

The Houston criminal defense attorneys at James Sullivan and Associates work as a team and will fight to get you justice. They will answer all of your questions so that you will know what to expect in a criminal case and help you and your family to make informed decisions. They will use their decades of experience and extensive legal knowledge to zealously defend you against serious felony charges.

Contact an Experienced Houston Felony Defense Attorney

James G. Sullivan and Associates use their extensive trial experience and knowledge of the law to defend their clients. If you are facing a felony or misdemeanor charge and need experienced legal advocacy, they can help.

To discuss your case in confidence, call James Sullivan for a free consultation at (281) 546-6428.