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.
Jim Sullivan is Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Juvenile Law is different than criminal law (see Juvenile Crime). Note: Among the more than 83,000 active lawyers in Texas, there are only 38 lawyers Board Certified in Juvenile Law in private practice. The other 27 such lawyers work for the government.