Law Office of James Alston

Law Office of James Alston James Alston is a board certified criminal defense attorney specializing in federal and white collar crimes. James Alston is a former Assistant United States Attorney and a former Harris County Assistant District Attorney.
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James Alston was a prosecutor for 12 years and was trained by the government to investigate and prosecute crimes in both state and federal courts. From Federal, white collar crimes such as mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud and internet sex crimes to State charges such as DWI, assault, drug charges and more - Houston Criminal Lawyer James Alston knows the means and methods prosecutors use to seek convictions and he applies this knowledge to fight against the system and maintain your freedom. Board Certified in Criminal Defense by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Super Lawyers 2011-2013 Member of: Texas Bar Association Houston Bar Association National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association Houston Bar Association

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The Houston Police Department has reported significant increases in assaults, aggravated assaults, and other crimes amid...
07/15/2020
Houston Sees Spike in Assault Cases During Coronavirus | Law Offices of James Alston

The Houston Police Department has reported significant increases in assaults, aggravated assaults, and other crimes amidst the pandemic.

Assault charges are serious, even a conviction for simple assault can result in jail time. If you have been charged with an assault, contact the Law Office of James Alston today.

If you have been charged with assault in Houston, you need an attorney who will fight to protect your rights. Contact Attorney James Alston today.

Fraud charges can be prosecuted at the state and federal level. A conviction for disaster-related fraud can result in pr...
06/15/2020
Paycheck Protection Program Fraud | Law Offices of James Alston

Fraud charges can be prosecuted at the state and federal level. A conviction for disaster-related fraud can result in prison time and high fines.

If you are charged with fraud related to the Payroll Protection Program or any other coronavirus stimulus relief, you should contact the Law Offices of James Alston immediately.

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If you are charged with fraud related to the Payroll Protection Program or any other coronavirus stimulus relief, contact James Alston today.

A Galveston PD Sergeant has been charged with family violence charges and has been suspended. He is being held without b...
05/21/2020
Galveston Police Officer Arrested 4 Times on Family Violence Charges | Law Offices of James Alston

A Galveston PD Sergeant has been charged with family violence charges and has been suspended. He is being held without bond. Learn more on our criminal defense blog by The Law Offices of James Alston:
https://houstoncrimedefense.com/galveston-police-officer-arrested-4-times-on-family-violence-charges/

Galveston PD Sergeant Held Without Bond for Allegedly Violating Court Orders and Stalking According to an article in the Houston Chronicle, a 17-year-veteran of the Galveston Police Department was arrested for the fourth time on charges related to family violence. Three of the arrests occurred withi...

Texans should be aware: you could face harsher penalties for committing a crime during a state of emergency. Contact The...
05/12/2020
Committing Crimes During COVID-19 Could Result in Harsher Penalties | Law Offices of James Alston

Texans should be aware: you could face harsher penalties for committing a crime during a state of emergency. Contact The Law Offices of James Alston if you need a defense lawyer at this time.

https://houstoncrimedefense.com/committing-crimes-during-covid-19-could-result-in-harsher-penalties/

Beware of getting charged with a crime during COVID-19 in Texas. Punishments are increased for certain crimes committed during a state of disaster.

Being accused of sexual assault in Texas is a serious situation; you will need a skilled criminal defense lawyer as soon...
04/24/2020
What to Do If You've Been Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault in Texas | Law Offices of James Alston

Being accused of sexual assault in Texas is a serious situation; you will need a skilled criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Learn more about what steps to take by reading our blog:

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If you are falsely accused of sexual assault in Texas, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Learn more on our blog.

Learn more about new Texas laws that have been passed this year by visiting our criminal defense blog: https://houstoncr...
04/06/2020
New Texas Criminal Laws in 2020 - Law Offices of James Alston

Learn more about new Texas laws that have been passed this year by visiting our criminal defense blog: https://houstoncrimedefense.com/new-texas-criminal-laws-in-2020/

A Brief Look at the State’s Newest Laws The 86th Legislature passed over 1300 new laws that took effect between April 2019 and January 2020. Numerous substantive laws went into effect affecting the Texas criminal justice system and the rights of defendants and victims. Below is a brief review of s...

Don’t go it alone if you’re facing mortgage fraud charges. Schedule a consultation or call us today at 713-228-1400 to d...
12/23/2019
The Most Common Types of Mortgage Fraud in Houston, Texas - Law Offices of James Alston

Don’t go it alone if you’re facing mortgage fraud charges. Schedule a consultation or call us today at 713-228-1400 to discuss your case and get to know why we’re the right lawyer to defend you.

Mortgage fraud can take many forms from document forgery to using a stolen identity. Learn more about the most common types of mortgage fraud in Houston, Texas.

11/05/2018
What’s So Bad About a Bounced Check?

What’s So Bad About a Bounced Check?

The bounced check whether for big or small amount is bad because the bad check represents insufficient funds that can cause a business that cashes the hot check to lose money.

http://www.houstoncrimedefense.com/ Law Office of James Alston 3700 North Main Houston, TX 77009 (713) 714-0481 There are many types of bank fraud such as to...

10/29/2018
What Are The Different Types Of Bank Fraud?

What Are The Different Types Of Bank Fraud?

There are many types of bank fraud such as to make illegal copies of another person’s checks, forgery, deliberate use of false or misleading information, making illegal copies of documents, using stolen personal information and producing or exchanging counterfeit money.

http://www.houstoncrimedefense.com/ Law Office of James Alston 3700 North Main Houston, TX 77009 (713) 714-0481 There are many types of bank fraud such as to...

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10/24/2018

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10/22/2018
What Is The Process Of A Sentencing Hearing In Texas?

What Is The Process Of A Sentencing Hearing In Texas?

The process of a sentence hearing in Texas is when the judge will consider a pre-sentence report if it was requested, hear from all witnesses, consider any arguments put forth by the prosecution or defense and then impose the sentence.

http://www.houstoncrimedefense.com/ Law Office of James Alston 3700 North Main Houston, TX 77009 (713) 714-0481 The process of a sentence hearing in Texas is...

10/15/2018
When A Plea Offer is the Option, Does Sentencing Happen Immediately?

When A Plea Offer is the Option, Does Sentencing Happen Immediately?

If a plea offer is available then in state system most plea agreements will allow for immediate, in the state system a judge has the discretion to accept the plea, in the federal system a pre-sentence report is always required.

http://www.houstoncrimedefense.com/ Law Office of James Alston 3700 North Main Houston, TX 77009 (713) 714-0481 If a plea offer is available then in state sy...

#CriminalDefense - #FederalCrimes - What Is The Best Advice For Someone Facing A Federal Charge?The best advice, if you’...
10/01/2018
What Is The Best Advice For Someone Facing A Federal Charge?

#CriminalDefense - #FederalCrimes - What Is The Best Advice For Someone Facing A Federal Charge?

The best advice, if you’re facing a federal charge, is to research and get a lawyer as soon as possible. Following up on that advice is to make sure that that lawyer has experience in federal court, in defending federal cases and specifically defending the type of federal charge that the person is charged with or is being investigated for.

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What is the best advice for someone facing a federal charge? Read this article or contact attorney James Alston for a FREE Initial consultation: (713) 714-0481.

#CriminalDefense - #FederalCrimes - Does The Grand Jury Make A Decision Before Someone Is Charged?Generally, a decision ...
10/01/2018
Does The Grand Jury Make A Decision Before Someone Is Charged?

#CriminalDefense - #FederalCrimes - Does The Grand Jury Make A Decision Before Someone Is Charged?

Generally, a decision is determined before someone is charged. Someone can be charged on a complaint, which is a sworn affidavit from a police officer or a federal agent as to the probable cause of how someone might have violated the law; then a magistrate judge or district court judge read that affidavit and approves it.

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Does the grand jury make a decision before someone is charged? Read this article or call attorney James Alston for a FREE Initial consultation: (713) 714-0481.

#CriminalDefense - #FederalCrimes - What Are The Common Federal Crimes That You Handle?We handle all types of federal ca...
09/20/2018
What Are The Common Federal Crimes That You Handle?

#CriminalDefense - #FederalCrimes - What Are The Common Federal Crimes That You Handle?

We handle all types of federal cases, but most often, we handle healthcare fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud and drug cases, including federal drug cases.For more information on Federal Crimes In Texas, a free initial consultation is your next best step.

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What are the common federal crimes that you handle? Read this article or call attorney James Alston now to schedule a FREE Initial consultation: (713) 714-0481.

#CriminalDefense - #FederalCrimes - An Overview Of Federal CrimesThe Law Office of James Alston is committed to defendin...
09/20/2018
Overview Of Federal Crimes by The Law Office of James Alston, TX | Call (713) 714-0481

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The Law Office of James Alston is committed to defending you against any type of federal criminal charge in any Federal District Court.As an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Alston represented the United States in criminal matters in the Southern District of Texas which includes Houston, Victoria, Corpus Christi, McAllen, Laredo and Brownsville.

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If you have been arrested and charged with a federal crime in TX, call Houston criminal defense attorney James Alston for a Free Consultation at (713) 714-0481.

#CriminalDefense - #WhiteCollarCrimes - #MoneyLaunderingA person who illegally acquires a large sum of money may use mon...
09/05/2018
Money Laundering

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A person who illegally acquires a large sum of money may use money laundering to conceal the source or origins of the funds. At its most basic level, money laundering is the transfer of illicit capital between multiple legitimate bank accounts, thus making it difficult to determine where the funds come from.

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Money laundering charges are very serious. Those who are charged with money laundering should contact a skilled criminal defense attorney who can help them avoid the severe consequences of a conviction.

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