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James Sullivan’s Legal Cases

32 total

  • State v. Buckner - Criminally Negligent Homicide

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 30, 1997
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty at Jury Trial
    Description:
    Client, a 21 year old man, was accused of killing another young man in a head-on car accident on Eldridge Parkway in northwest Houston. The accused allegedly had cocaine in his system, was driving over the speed limit, in the rain, on the wrong side of the road and with “bald” tires.
  • State v. Hernandez - Aggravated Robbery

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 06, 1998
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was accused of using a firearm to rob another man outside of a market.
  • State v. Gutierrez - Aggravated Robbery

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 13, 1998
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty at Jury Trial
    Description:
    Jim Sullivan represented a 25 year old man accused of 2 separate armed robberies, including a home invasion across the street from the South Houston Police Department. The chief of police and another police officer testified in trial that they positively identified Jim’s client as one of the three armed robbers who fled on foot from the scene. The police initially suspected Jim’s client because his vehicle was left behind at the scene. After the jury returned a not guilty verdict, the prosecutor dismissed the second aggravated robbery. If convicted of either robbery case, the accused faced 25 years to life in prison. Jim then represented his client at a parole revocation hearing and his client was kept on parole.
  • State v. Juvenile - Assault

    Practice Area:
    Juvenile
    Date:
    Apr 13, 2000
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty at Jury Trial
    Description:
    Jim Sullivan represented a large 13 year old boy accused of attacking his behavioral adjustment teacher and seriously injuring her in the hallway outside her classroom. The Houston Press covered the trial in an article entitled “School Scam? Did a teacher fabricate a student assault to collect disability?” After finding his client not guilty, the jury asked Jim how charges could be filed against the teacher for perjury and insurance fraud.
  • State v. Hall - Aggravated Assault

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 25, 2012
    Outcome:
    No Billed (dismissed) by Grand Jury
    Description:
    Client accused of intentionally trying to drive into and strike her girlfriend
  • State v. Hinson - Evading Police by Motor Vehicle

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 18, 2012
    Outcome:
    No Billed (dismissed) by Grand Jury
    Description:
    Client accused of evading police in her car when she drove about ½ mile at the posted speed limit before stopping at a friend’s house after a police officer had switched on his strobe lights.
  • State v. Ortega - Sexual Assault of a Child

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Outcome:
    No Billed (dismissed) by Grand Jury
    Description:
    Client accused of having sex with 16 year old girl that falsely claimed she was 18.
  • State v. Ortega - Burglary of a Habitation

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 07, 2011
    Outcome:
    No Billed (dismissed) by Grand Jury
    Description:
    Client was accused breaking into home while homeowner was home, however client had credible alibi witnesses at the time of the alleged burglary.
  • State v. Dottenwhy - Aggravated Assault

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 15, 2011
    Outcome:
    No Billed (dismissed) by Grand Jury
    Description:
    Client was accused of intentionally driving into and striking the new girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend and father of her child.
  • State v. Ayala - Aggravated Assault

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 27, 2011
    Outcome:
    No Billed (dismissed) by Grand Jury
    Description:
    Client was accused of hitting man in head with beer bottle outside a bar; client claimed self-defense