Category : General Law

The Purpose of a Statute of Limitations

The statutes of limitations are restrictions placed on the time frame in which certain crimes can be prosecuted. Though every crime and jurisdiction deals with statutes of limitations in a slightly different way, the core logic of the legal concept remains the same. You should have an understanding of the… Read More

What is a Statute of Limitations?

The statutes of limitations are restrictions placed on the time frame in which certain crimes can be prosecuted. Though every crime and jurisdiction deals with statutes of limitations in a slightly different way, the core logic of the legal concept remains the same. You should have an understanding of the… Read More

The Differences Between Protective and Restraining Orders

Each state has some form of a law that protects family members from domestic violence. Often these laws are called restraining orders, orders of protection, protective orders and civil harassment orders. In Texas, the terms “protective order” and “restraining order” are frequently confused, but in actuality, their definitions are logical.… Read More

Top DUI Cities For Arrests

One of the most dangerous things that you can do is to drive while drunk. In 2010, more than 10,000 people (including more than 200 children) died in the United States due to alcohol-related crashes (Impaired Driving Facts). These deaths are entirely preventable, but people can unfortunately be very irresponsible. For… Read More

Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney

Almost everyone agrees that defendants should be afforded the most rigorous defense possible. The United States legal system is dependent upon both sides being armed with as many facts as possible, and all parties in a legal dispute deserve to have the best representation possible. Unfortunately, the United States legal… Read More

How are Misdemeanors and Felonies Processed?

The following is a guest post written by Aaron Bortel. The subject matter in this post does not reflect the opinions of the Law Office of James Alston Any crime committed in violation of a public law is taken to court, and most likely, it will be classified as a… Read More

Civil & Criminal Liability for Audio Video Recordings

The following is a guest blog post by Randolf H. Wolf. The views expressed are the opinions of the author and do not reflect those of the Law Office of James Alston. If you plan to secretly record someone, either by audio or video, you should be aware that there… 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.