Houston Probation Lawyer James Sullivan Fights to Keep Clients on Probation

Houston Felony Attorney James Sullivan defends people accused of violating their misdemeanor or felony probation in Harris and surrounding counties. Since 1994, Sullivan has kept hundreds of people on regular and deferred adjudication probation. 

On most misdemeanor cases, if a person successfully completes their deferred adjudication probation, then they can seek to get their criminal record sealed (non-disclosed) to the public. For felony cases that qualify, the person can do this 5 years after successfully completing their deferred probation.

If the State has filed a Motion to Revoke your Probation or to Adjudicate your Guilt, you can call defense Attorney James Sullivan at 281-546-6428 to discuss your case.

According to a recent article in the Houston Chronicle, The Harris County Probation Department has recently come under fire for serious problems in the handling of drug testing for people on probation or on bond.  According to evidence uncovered and brought to light in a recent hearing, the integrity of drug testing in the department may not be trusted due to clerical errors, faulty record keeping, mislabeling of samples and a sloppy chain of custody.  Because of these serious problems, many people may have been arrested or had their probation revoked based on false positives. A local defense attorney alleges a systemic problem and calls for sweeping overhauls.

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.