Life and liberty are at stake when the government investigates and charges you with a crime. To fight the government and secure your freedom, you need a criminal defense lawyer with experience and knowledge of the criminal justice system. You need Houston criminal defense lawyer James Alston.
James Alston is a former Assistant United States Attorney and a former Harris County Assistant District Attorney. James Alston was a prosecutor for 12 years. He was trained by the government to investigate and prosecute crimes in both state and federal courts. Houston criminal attorney 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.
Attorney James Alston is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. James Alston has concentrated in criminal law for over 16 years and his law practice is devoted exclusively to representing clients in the defense of criminal investigations and charges in all federal and state courts.
James Alston started his legal career as a prosecutor with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. During his 8 years as an Assistant District Attorney, he was trained by some of the best prosecutors in the country. James Alston has prosecuted thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases including assaults, driving while intoxicated offenses (DWI), drug crimes, robberies, sexual assaults and murders.
James Alston then accepted an offer to prosecute federal cases for the United States Attorney’s Office in Houston, Texas. As an Assistant United States Attorney, he was a prosecutor for the Organized Crime Drug Task Force where he investigated and prosecuted national and international drug organizations. James Alston has extensive experience and training in federal law enforcement investigative techniques including confidential informants, Title III wire intercepts (telephone taps), cell site tracking devices and surveillance. As an Assistant United States Attorney, James Alston prosecuted numerous federal cases from the initial stages of investigation through jury trial.
James Alston’s experience as both an Assistant United States Attorney and an Assistant District Attorney gives him a unique advantage in defending his clients against criminal charges and accusations. He has seen both sides of the criminal process.
James Alston is a member of the following professional organizations:
While employed with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, James Alston was assigned to the Child Abuse Division for 2-1/2 years. During this time James Alston investigated and prosecuted various types of child sex abuse cases, including aggravated sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child, injury to a child and possession of child pornography. As a former child abuse prosecutor, James Alston has extensive knowledge and experience interviewing child witnesses, questioning medical and psychological experts, and evaluating police investigations.
Toward the end of his career at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, James Alston was assigned to the Major Fraud Division where he prosecuted White Collar Crime cases involving theft, embezzlement, mortgage fraud, bank fraud and health care fraud.
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