Harris County Misdemeanor Lawyers
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in criminal or juvenile court, 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 G. Sullivan and Associates have decades of legal experience successfully defending people in the Greater Houston area and throughout southeast 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.
To discuss your case with an experienced Houston criminal defense attorney, call James G. Sullivan and Associates for a free confidential consultation at (281) 546-6428.
Houston Criminal 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.
James G. 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
- 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
- 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. 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 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 Trial 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
To discuss your case in confidence, call for a confidential free consultation at (281) 546-6428.