Brandon Sims was set for trial on March 14, 2016 in the 262nd District
Court in Harris County in Case No. 1480112. His client had been incarcerated
for several months awaiting his trial date on a Felony Assault Causing
Bodily Injury - Family Violence Case.
During jury selection, the prosecution and defense struck so many potential
jurors on legal grounds there were not enough remaining jurors to empanel a jury.
The Judge instructed the prosecution and defense to return the following
morning and attempt to select another jury for the case.
Shortly afterwards, the prosecution conveyed a new offer to the client
that would allow him to plea to a reduced charge (misdemeanor assault
causing bodily injury -family violence) and sentence him to only the time
he had been in custody. The client quickly accepted the new offer conveyed
by the State and he was off to Mississippi to start a new life the following day.