Life Goes On: How to Continue Your Life after a Felony Conviction

Living with a felony conviction isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean that you should throw in the towel and give up on life. A criminal record may limit your options, but it’s important to realize that most people are forgiving and willing to help someone that works hard to leave… Read More

Medical Fraud Strike Force Charges 90 Medical Professionals with Fraud

A medical fraud task force with operations in six cities had a take down that convicted 90 medical professionals, including 27 doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. Eleven of those medical professionals were from Houston, including five Houston physicians. The charges are for their alleged participation of Medicare fraud schemes… Read More

Texas DWIs: Important Legal Terms for This Memorial Day

Do you know your DWI alphabet soup? If you or a loved one is facing a criminal charge for driving while intoxicated, the terms and definitions in this article might just come in handy. Drunk and Impaired Driving Offenses DUI – Driving under the influence DWI – Driving while impaired… Read More

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Manslaughter: Texas Penalties for Killing Somebody

There are several forms of criminal homicide in the state of Texas, but the punishment is severe in each and every case. If the prosecutor can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were criminally negligent or knowingly, intentionally or recklessly caused the death of another party, you can be… Read More

Bernie Madoff: One of America’s Most Notorious Fraudsters

Sometimes it’s hard to understand how scam artist extraordinaire Bernie Madoff got away with losing so much investor money for so many years. Surely his elaborate Ponzi scheme required a degree of genius, but it’s hard to give Madoff any credit for designing and carrying out his evil plans. It’s… Read More

Busted for Mail Fraud: Will I Lose My Job?

A criminal conviction may prove to be one of those infamous double whammies. Sure, a criminal record can make it difficult to advance a professional career, but it can also cause you to lose your current job. Certain crimes, such as drinking and driving or mail fraud, can cause a public… Read More

How To Disclose a Criminal Record To a Potential Employer

CONTRIBUTED BY:  David Haenel, Esq. David Haenel, Esq. of Finebloom & Haenel is a Criminal Defense Attorney and frequent lecturer on legal issues. Find out more at Disclaimer: This article is not intended as legal advice and does not reflect the opinions of the Law Office of James Alston.  When… Read More

Jumping Bail: Did I Just Make a Terrible Mistake?

Breach of bail or violation of a protective condition of bail can greatly add to the legal problems of a criminal defendant. Making bail allows a criminal defendant to be released from jail following an arrest. The bail process includes a written promise to appear in court at a specified… Read More

Does It Make Good Financial Sense to Hire a Cheap Lawyer?

Wouldn’t it be great if no one needed a lawyer to conduct business or get a fair shake in life? Maybe so, but that’s not the world we live in. Sometimes it’s necessary to retain the services of a lawyer, and just like everything else in life, it’s usually cheaper… Read More

Houston Criminal Lawyer James Alston represents clients in the Houston area, including Pasadena, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Channelview, Conroe, Galveston, Angleton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Beaumont, Galveston County, Ft. Bend County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County, Harris County and Jefferson County in Texas.