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When You Are
In Trouble
Experience Matters

James Alston is able to use his unique experiences & knowledge to help get the best results for clients.

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Former Harris
County Assistant
District Attorney

Assigned to the trial bureau, child abuse division and major fraud division (1994 - 2002).

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Former Assistant
United States
Attorney

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas (2002-2006) - Federal Drug Prosecutor.

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Board Certified
in Criminal Law
by TBLS

Only 1% of licensed attorneys in Texas have qualified for board certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Houston
Criminal Defense Attorney

Facing criminal charges in the state of Texas can be daunting. And while our laws protect the rights of the defendant, the criminal justice system can often seem skewed toward the prosecution. You should never face the criminal justice system alone.

Houston Defense Attorney

James Alston is a skilled and talented Houston criminal defense lawyer with 25 years of experience with the criminal justice system. As a former state and federal prosecutor, he knows the players and understands the mindset of the prosecution. When you are facing criminal charges, the strategic implementation of a strong legal defense is critical. Don’t leave that to chance.

The Long-Term Impact of Criminal Charges

A criminal conviction can follow you for life, impacting the jobs you will be limited to, where you can live, and even the educational opportunities that may be available to you. Anyone who performs a criminal background check will be able to see your charges and will often make assumptions based on this information. But with the right Houston criminal defense attorney, you may have other options available to you to ensure that charges don’t follow you for the rest of your life.

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At James Alston Law, our focus is to ease the impact of a criminal charge on the life of our clients. Our primary goal is to get your case dismissed. If this is not possible, we explore all options to get the charges and penalties reduced as much as possible.

James Alston Law Is Skilled and Experienced in Helping Criminal Charges Against Victims

If you are facing criminal charges, the most important step you can take is to contact a skilled legal advocate who can offer you advocacy, legal guidance, and options for your freedom. Let our Houston criminal defense team protect your rights, whatever the circumstance may be. We are here to defend you with relentless determination and devotion.

Reviews & Testimonials

46 “five star” Google reviews

“if I could give him
6 stars, I would”

“James Alston is one of those rare people you run across who do a fantastic job and makes you feel like a friend is taking care of something for you. He is a master of what he does, his staff is always on the ball. James Alston is someone you can trust to provide the legal help that you expect. ”

Paul R.
Yelp review
“will forever
be grateful”

“James Alston knows the hurdles and challenges of legal defense. His decades of walking the halls of Harris County courts, strategic relationships, intentional partnerships, and docket handling has stood the test of time...I appreciate and value James techniques, diligence, knowledge, and care. Will forever be grateful and recommend James for years to come.”

Jay A.
Google review
“you will not be
disappointed”

“It's a difficult situation when you need to find the right attorney to handle your situation, and there are countless attorneys who claim they can -- but never deliver. Stop looking now if you are considering James Alston to represent you, he is the best choice no matter what the situation.”

Wes
AVVO review
“incredible and
prompt advice”

“After discovering some of the positive reviews of Mr. Alston online I decided to give him a call for a consultation... Mr. Alston provided me incredible and prompt advice and didn't even charge me a fee for the call; Incredible service! I will bring any of my future needs to the Law Office of James Alston!”

Kyle
Google review
“made us both
feel comfortable”

“Highly recommended this law firm. Couple of months ago I got into some serious trouble with the law and I needed a good lawyer...The first time we met, he made us both feel comfortable talking about my case and what the plan is for future court. Months later after going in and out of court numerous times, things finally worked out for me. Thanks to Mr.James for his patient and professionalism.”

It’s Andy
Google review
"highly
recommend'

He genuinely cares about the outcome of your case and does everything in his power to get the case dismissed... He is the best attorney in all of Houston and in the U.S.

Ingrid C.
Facebook Review
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Board Certified
Super Lawyers
NACDL
Avvo
Board Certified
Super Lawyers
NACDL

Case Results

Charge

Driving While Intoxicated

Result

Dismissed

Charge

International Kidnapping

Result

Not Guilty at Trial

Charge

Felony Drug Possession

Result

Dismissed

Charge

Child Pornography

Result

Dismissed

Charge

Civil Rights Violations

Result

Not Guilty at Trial

Charge

Assault of Family Member

Result

Dismissed

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James Alston
Houston criminal defense attorney

James Alston is a Houstonian that has been recognized as one of the city’s best legal professionals. He takes his duty to represent clients seriously and uses experience from both state courtrooms and federal district courts. He was an Assistant District Attorney for over 10 years which gives him exceptional trial skills along with negotiating abilities.

Our attorney moved to the next phase in his illustrious career when he accepted an offer to become a federal prosecutor for the United States Attorney’s Office in Houston, Texas. James Alston was a member of the Organized Crime Drug Task Force where he investigated and prosecuted national and international drug trafficking organizations. James Alston’s vast experience gives him very unique skills as a criminal defense attorney in Houston.

You have a Constitutional right to an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.

 

Attorney James Alston is a Texas native who was born in Beaumont, Texas. He started his legal career as a prosecutor for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office where he served for eight years and gained valuable experience.

Protecting Your Rights – Protecting Your Future

When you are facing criminal charges, your very future is at stake. Progressing through Texas’ criminal justice system is not only stressful but can be downright frightening. This is why having a skilled Houston criminal defense lawyer as your legal advocate is critical.

 

James Alston

Protect Your Rights. Protect Your Future.

Texas State Crimes

Those who are facing Texas state criminal charges are at a serious disadvantage. Law enforcement and the prosecution know exactly what they will need to convict you and will use everything available to them to do so.

At James Alston Law, we are your staunch legal advocates, protecting your legal rights from the moment you are suspected by law enforcement. We understand all the state-specific laws, know the prosecutors and judges, and understand their mindset. When you have been charged with a crime at the state level, you want diligent legal representation with an in-depth understanding of our laws and our court system. This is where our Houston criminal defense attorneys come in.

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Federal Crimes

A federal criminal act is a crime against the U.S. Federal government or committed on federal property. Federal crimes differ from state crimes, both in the laws that have been violated but also in their harsher penalties and the voracity of their prosecution. Federal prosecutors are considered some of the toughest in the country and prosecute with extreme vigilance. With more time, resources, and support, criminal prosecutors in this country have an extremely high conviction rate.

At James Alston Law, our experienced Houston criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to the defense of our clients against any federal criminal charge. When your life and future are on the line, you want the most experienced, aggressive legal defense possible. Let us help.

Getting the Help of a Skilled Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer

Whether you are facing state or federal charges, James Alston is a highly sought-after Houston criminal defense attorney who understands what you are going through and can provide the defense you need for your greatest possible outcome. If you are under investigation or have been charged with a crime, we can help. Call us for a free consultation at (713) 228-1400 on contact us through our online contact form.

Protect your rights

Getting the Help of a Skilled Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer

Whether you are facing state or federal charges, James Alston is a highly sought-after Houston criminal defense attorney who understands what you are going through and can provide the defense you need for your greatest possible outcome. If you are under investigation or have been charged with a crime, we can help. Call us for a free consultation at (713) 228-1400 on contact us through our online contact form.