An Overview Of Federal Drug Charges

Houston criminal defense attorney James Alston has defended a number of clients against federal drug charges. He has extensive experience in federal cases with a proven track record of positive outcomes. Mr. Alston has worked on the prosecution side as an Assistant U.S. Attorney prosecuting drug cases and public corruption in the Southern District of Texas. He knows how the prosecution works and can use this knowledge to provide an aggressive defense.


Having an experienced Houston federal drug charges lawyer can be the difference between facing a prison sentence or having the charges dismissed. When facing such crimes, James Alston will provide you with the dedicated and aggressive representation that you need to fight the charges against you. Regardless of what the facts are in your case, you should contact a Houston federal drug charges attorney who will fight aggressively against the following drug charges:

There are times in which prosecutors will accuse individuals of a drug crime when the person played no part in the crime. For instance, it may be alleged that a group of individuals conspired on a large-scale to traffic and sell drugs and charge them all with the conspiracy to traffic drugs. James Alston will uncover the real facts of the case and fight hard for you to protect you against any overzealous prosecutor.

Aggressive Federal Drug Charge Representation

Drug charges at the federal level are completely different than charges on the state level. You need an attorney who understands how the federal criminal justice system operates so you can have the best defense possible. Without proper representation, a conviction can lead to years in prison and heavy fines. The penalties of a federal drug charge vary and depend on many factors but some of the penalties and collateral damage involved in these crimes include:

  • Prison sentence of 10-20 years
  • Inability to find housing or employment
  • Inability to acquire certain insurances
  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Denial of federal benefits

To completely avoid or reduce these penalties contact the Law Offices of James Alston today. Mr. Alston will work diligently and aggressively to challenge evidence and provide reasonable doubt in your case.


The Law Office of James Alston is committed to achieving the best possible result in your case. If you have been arrested or accused of a federal drug crime, call the Law Office of James Alston immediately for a consultation regarding your case.