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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 is frightening, dangerous, and risky. Mr. Alston takes his duty to defend his clients seriously and he develops a defense strategy to achieve the best result for his clients.

Houston Defense Attorney

James Alston represents clients charged with very serious cases. His experience and understanding of the inner workings of the criminal justice system and how to craft winning defenses makes him a highly sought-after criminal defense attorney. James Alston does not turn his clients over to an associate. He works directly with each client.

Why choose James Alston Law

Attorney James Alston is a board-certified criminal defense lawyer in Houston, Texas, with an exceptional level of experience. He served eight years as a prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, followed by serving as a federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office.

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This background gives him the unique ability to know the means and methods prosecutors use to seek convictions.

James Alston uses his experience as both a former state and federal prosecutor to prepare a powerful and strategic defense to any criminal charge in state or federal court.

When your future is at risk, you want to ensure that your Constitutional rights and freedoms are protected by an experienced and skilled criminal defense lawyer. James Alston has over 25 years of experience as a talented and proven trial attorney.

James Alston has been recognized by Super Lawyers, Houston’s Top Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, Texas Monthly Magazine, and The Best Lawyers in America. As a criminal defense specialist, James Alston is considered among the finest criminal defense attorneys practicing in Texas. Mr. Alston represents clients in both state and federal courts.

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

Attorney James Alston is recognized as being among Houston’s elite in the legal profession. Facing criminal charges is frightening, dangerous, and risky. Mr. Alston takes his duty to defend his clients seriously and he develops a defense strategy to achieve the best result for his clients. His years of experience as a prosecutor, in both the state and federal court systems, have given him exceptional trial and negotiating skills.

You have a Constitutional right to an attorney. Experience counts, so make sure you hire a knowledgeable and proven attorney to defend your freedom.

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.

James Alston 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 as both a state and federal prosecutor gives him very unique experience and skills as a criminal defense attorney in Houston.

James Alston

Protect Your Rights. Protect Your Future.

James Alston represents clients charged with very serious cases. His experience and understanding of the inner workings of the criminal justice system and how to craft winning defenses makes him a highly sought-after criminal defense attorney. James Alston does not turn his clients over to an associate. He works directly with each client he represents.

Federal Crimes

The federal criminal justice system is staffed with some of the nation’s toughest career prosecutors and is backed by the endless resources of the federal government.

If you are facing federal criminal charges, it is imperative that you hire and are represented by a highly-experienced federal criminal defense attorney who knows the federal system from the inside out.

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Federal crimes Attorney James Alston has experience as a federal prosecutor, making him uniquely qualified to protect your rights and freedoms when facing criminal charges in federal court.

Whether you are facing charges for a white collar crime, drug possession, fraud, child pornography, or any other federal crime, building your defense to the federal criminal charges should start now.

The sooner Mr. Alston gets involved in your case, the better your options. If you are under investigation or already facing federal criminal charges, contact the Law Offices of James Alston in Houston, Texas, as soon as possible. You can rest easier knowing that your defense is in the hands of one of Houston’s most respected criminal defense lawyers.

Sex Crimes

Attorney James Alston was a prosecutor for the Sex Crimes Against Children Division of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. He has handled hundreds of cases involving sex crimes and sexual assault. James Alston knows the means and methods that prosecutors use to seek convictions. As a criminal defense lawyer this experience can make the difference between incarceration and freedom.

If you are accused of committing a sex crime, whether sexual assault, indecency with a child, or possession or distribution of child pornography, your reputation and life can be destroyed, even if you are innocent. When you are accused of committing a sex crime, the outcome of your case can be greatly impacted by the experience, knowledge, and skills of your criminal defense attorney.

If you are under investigation or have been charged with any type of sex crime, exercise your right to remain silent and call Attorney James Alston immediately. Your future depends on immediate action and the experience level of the criminal defense attorney you hire.

When accused of a sex crime you are often presumed guilty, therefore a defense to the allegations should be initiated immediately. The earlier Attorney James Alston is involved in defending your rights and freedoms, the better the chances of obtaining a dismissal of the charges, negotiating a reduced charge, or receiving an acquittal at trial.

Protect your rights

If you are accused of committing a sex crime, whether sexual assault, indecency with a child, or possession or distribution of child pornography, your reputation and life can be destroyed, even if you are innocent. When you are accused of committing a sex crime, the outcome of your case can be greatly impacted by the experience, knowledge, and skills of your criminal defense attorney.

If you are under investigation or have been charged with any type of sex crime, exercise your right to remain silent and call Attorney James Alston immediately. Your future depends on immediate action and the experience level of the criminal defense attorney you hire.

When accused of a sex crime you are often presumed guilty, therefore a defense to the allegations should be initiated immediately. The earlier Attorney James Alston is involved in defending your rights and freedoms, the better the chances of obtaining a dismissal of the charges, negotiating a reduced charge, or receiving an acquittal at trial.