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What Are the Penalties for Prostitution?

In Texas, prostitution is a crime that involves the exchange of payment for sexual services. The law covers the act of engaging in sexual contact for payment as well as offering to engage in such acts in return for payment. Any such activity officially becomes a crime when payment is… Read More

Are You Facing Spousal Abuse Charges?

Spousal abuse charges in Orange County and Riverside California are punished under penal code 273.5 PC. This part of the law addresses domestic abuse/violence, spousal abuse, corporal injury, and battery. As the Law Offices of Randy Collins can tell you, charges cab be pressed as a misdemeanor or felony charges.… Read More

Mass Marketing Fraud: Easy Money Today, Jail Tomorrow

As communications technology has developed and people have become increasingly interconnected, massive fraud schemes have become more common. These schemes can take many different forms but they all share a common goal: to illegally obtain money, goods and valuables from people through the use of organized deceit. What is Mass… Read More

Arrested for DWI: Here Are the Penalties

With alcohol-related highway crashes racking up faster than one per hour according to statistics from the Department of Transportation, it’s not surprising that our justice system is very harsh on anyone convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI). In Texas the laws are particularly strict, and even first-time offenders have a… Read More

Appropriate Corporate Behavior: Don’t Get Busted for Sexual Harassment

At one time, “chatting up” an attractive colleague or client at the water cooler was considered just part of the normal workday. That’s no longer the case, and such behavior is no longer considered appropriate in the business environment. It’s easy to get confused, however, about exactly what can be… Read More

Sexual Assault: What Makes This Offense “Aggravated?”

Sexual assault can be devastating, both for the victim and the perpetrator if charges are brought against him or her. False allegations can also be very damaging, even if they are ultimately withdrawn or dismissed by the court. Knowing the difference between a regular sexual assault and an aggravated sexual… Read More

10 Inmate Photos That Will Make You Wish You Were behind Bars

Attention guys and gals on the prowl! It turns out that love might actually be lurking in all the wrong places, and by wrong places we mean prisons across the United States. What heart’s fantasy is hiding for you behind bars? Is it the tattooed tough guy or the baby-faced… Read More

Watch Out: Undercover Houston Police Are on Patrol

We’ve all seen the movies – Undercover Cop (hero) Takes Down Big, Bad Gangster (villain) and gets both the girl and the medal. But as with everything in life, the reality is a bit, well – less neatly packaged. Let’s take a look at the role of undercover police and… Read More

Felonies and Misdemeanors: How Are They Different?

Many people have heard the terms “felony” and “misdemeanor.” But what exactly do these terms mean? The difference between the two is an important part of the justice system. Felonies and Misdemeanors: What’s the Difference? In general, these terms are used to categorize types of crimes. Felonies are usually serious… Read More

Prison: How to Survive Your Sentence

Horror stories surrounding prison abound, so it’s not unusual for people to be concerned whenever they receive a jail sentence. The truth is that, while violence inside prisons does happen, it’s much less common than people believe. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare for survival, as life behind bars is… 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.