Category : General Law

The Difference Between New Jersey And Texas Gun Laws

The following is a guest blog post by Adam H. Rosenblum, Passaic County, NJ defense attorney. The views expressed are the opinions of the author and do not reflect those of the Law Office of James Alston. Guns and gun control have become a very hot topic in the news… Read More

5 Effective Defense Strategies to Avoid Criminal Prosecution

If you’re the target of a criminal investigation, you know how stressful the legal process can be. Not only is every criminal case unique and difficult to untangle, sometimes it seems like the prosecutor has an overwhelming advantage. Believe it or not, however, the criminal justice system in the United… Read More

4 Types of Political Corruption

Political corruption is one of the most notable crimes of the modern era. Cases of unscrupulous politicians and the abuse of power are surprisingly common. The following list explains some of the most common types of political corruption that can occur in all levels of government. What Is Political Corruption?… Read More

New EEOC Guidance Regarding the Use of Criminal Records in Employment Decisions

The following is a guest blog post by Rustin Duncan, Associate at King, Crotts & Associates, Greenville SC. The views expressed are the opinions of the author and do not reflect those of the Law Office of James Alston. The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) recently updated their Guidance to… Read More

4 Types of Auto Insurance Fraud

Car insurance can be a great asset. It’s impossible to predict when and where a car accident will occur and a good insurance policy can bring peace of mind. Unfortunately, some people try to exploit the insurance system with auto insurance fraud. Not only is this illegal according to the… Read More

Is Flipping Houses Legal?

A couple of years ago, during the height of the housing market crash, house flipping began to receive a lot of coverage in the press. This practice became appealing because it seemed to provide an opportunity to make money in spite of the failing market. This characterization of house flipping… Read More

Rule of Lenity: Innocent by Default

Ambiguous legal rulings and unclear terminology are not just a source of confusion; they can also cause problems in legal cases and affect the dispensation of justice. The vast and complex nature of the modern legal system leads to many situations where people may be prosecuted for actions that they… Read More

The Difference Between Extortion and Blackmail

What do Tiger Woods, Katie Holmes, John Stamos, and Cindy Crawford have in common? Aside from being high-profile names in their chosen professions in the sports and entertainment industries, these famous celebrities have also been victims of blackmail or extortion. Blackmail and extortion are criminal acts commonly associated with allegedly… Read More

How to Reclaim Your Property if the Police Seized Your Assets

Reclaiming personal property that was seized by the police can be frustrating. The assistance of a qualified legal professional can make the process a good deal easier to endure. The police are required to prepare a voucher listing any property that was seized as part of a criminal arrest or… Read More

Costs and Options for Paying Bail: Exactly What You Need to Get Out of Jail Quick

Those who are arrested and charged with crimes don’t always get a quick trial. In fact, if a person pleads not guilty to their charges, it could take months before their court date arrives. Because of the Texas bail procedure, however, it’s not always necessary for a person to wait… 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.