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Criminal Defense Procedures

For any person who has been arrested and accused of committing a crime, it is paramount to hire a criminal defense attorney who can guarantee that throughout the legal proceedings, the person’s rights are protected under law. For people accused of felonies, it is absolutely mandatory to ensure that they… Read More

Sex Sting Operations and Entrapment in Texas

In Texas, law enforcement will sometimes engage in undercover sting operations in order to catch people in the act of soliciting prostitution. These sting operations may also be used to expose sex trafficking organizations or catch pimps. These operations usually work by using an undercover police officer posing as a… Read More

Sexting in Texas: Penalties and Defenses

Sexting refers to the act of sending sexually explicit photos or messages with a cellphone. In general, if this is done by consenting adults who agree to exchange photos of themselves, then no crime has been committed. However, this activity can become an illegal action if minors are involved. If… Read More

Tragic Accident May Result In Stronger Laws

After a local family lost their son when a careless driver failed to stop behind a school bus letting kids out to cross the street, tougher punishments may be enacted to ensure more people stop when facing a bus’s flashing red lights. The law currently requires that everyone on the… Read More

Texas Marital Rape Laws and Penalties

Under Texas law, rape is defined as a criminal offense that occurs when a person engages in non-consensual sex. The law defines non-consensual sex as any sexual activity that involves a participant who does not agree to engage in the activity. This can include the direct refusal of sex or… Read More

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

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.