Misdemeanor criminal cases in Harris County, Texas are held in 15 different County Criminal Courts at Law located in Houston, Texas. There are 3 prosecutors assigned to each court. The number 3 prosecutor may have just been hired and it may literally be their first day as a lawyer. The number 2 prosecutor has substantial experience and may have been on the job a year or so. The Chief prosecutor has been a number 3, a number 2, and been assigned as a number 3 prosecutor in a Felony court. They often have been on the job about 2.5 years. The Chief in a misdemeanor court has wide discretion to dismiss a case.
A good criminal defense attorney knows the law and the prosecutors. Most importantly, he knows that if the case merits a dismissal he will fight the case all the way to trial if the State does not do the right thing and dismiss it. If you need a Houston criminal lawyer, you can call Attorney Jim Sullivan and Associates right now at 281-546-6428.
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.