What Are The Most Common Types Of Criminal Cases That You Handle?

I represent clients charged with anything from a class B misdemeanor all the way up to a first degree felony. I do represent clients on minor drug offenses, prostitution cases, theft and assault cases. I do a lot of driving while intoxicated cases that are filed as misdemeanors and even some of those that are filed as felonies or intoxication assaults or intoxication manslaughters.

I also do serious felony cases, I do a lot of sex crime cases including sexual assault of a child, child pornography, aggravated sexual assault, and indecency with a child. I do a lot of fraud cases including white-collar fraud, healthcare fraud, mortgage fraud, any type of fraud or theft case. Basically any type of criminal case in state court, I handle it.

I also do a lot of assault cases from Class A assault to domestic violence assault, aggravated assault, even up to murder which is an assault type case. I do represent a lot of clients that are charged with domestic violence or family violence for being accused of assaulting a loved one or someone that’s in a family or dating relationship.

Do You Handle Any Sex Crimes?

I handle a lot of sex crimes cases. I was a former sex crimes prosecutor at the district attorney’s office in Harris County, Texas. I was a sex crimes prosecutor for two-and-a-half years, so I represent a lot of people charged with different types of sex crimes from sex crimes with children to sex crimes against adults, child pornography cases to prostitution cases to sex trafficking cases, any type of sex crimes case, I have the experience to handle and handle a lot of those.

Do You Handle White Collar Crimes?

Yes, I do handle a lot of white-collar crimes. While I worked at the district attorney’s office, I was in the major fraud division as a prosecutor, so I’ve a lot of experience in defending white-collar crime cases. I’ve represented cases in all types of healthcare fraud cases, mortgage fraud cases, any type of embezzlement from company funds, any type of theft cases, anything from your basic shoplifting of something that costs $50 to millions of dollars that are stolen from corporations; I’ve represented clients in those types of cases.

What is the Typical Reaction of People to Being Arrested and Prosecuted for a Crime?

A lot of people think that it couldn’t happen to them, that they couldn’t be arrested. A lot of times, people may be innocent and they don’t understand why they’re being prosecuted, whereas it could be someone’s trying to get back at them for something that’s been done.

People generally think that the case is just going to be dismissed if they just show up in court. They think that they can just hire any lawyer that’s just out of school to represent them, while it’s important that they hire a lawyer that knows the system, knows both the prosecution side and the defense side and has the experience and working in the courts and with the judges to know how to best defend their case.

How Public is My Situation Going to Be if I am Arrested and Charged with a Crime?

The public is not going to find out about the crime unless it’s something that is on the news at that particular, or if it’s something that would be a hot publicity case. But 9 times out of 10, the public is not going to find out about a person being arrested or charged unless it’s posted on the news. Often, family and friends find out because when you’re arrested and charged, you need someone to help you get a bond or bail to get out of jail so you will contact your family or friends.

Generally, your employer will not find out unless you work in an area that’s sensitive to that particular charge. For example, you’re charged with a crime against a child and you’re a teacher at a school, then normally the district attorney’s office or that police agency that investigated and charged you is going to contact that particular school or agency and advise them that you’ve been charged. If you have a professional license, say like you’re a nurse or a pharmacist or a doctor and you’ve been charged with a crime, then that particular licensing agency will be notified that you have been charged.

How Does Someone Know if They Are Being Investigated for a Crime?

If the police officer or any member of the law enforcement contacts you that probably means that you are being investigated as a subject or a target in an investigation or crime. If you’re contacted by law enforcement, you should get that person’s name and telephone number so that the attorney that you hire can contact that detective or law enforcement officer to talk to them about the case. Without the name or telephone number, it’s like looking in a needle in a haystack to try to find out who’s investigating you.

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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.