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Crimes involving the internet, or cybercrimes, include a wide range of illegal activities. These crimes are often filed in federal court rather than state court. Some common types of internet crimes include, but are not limited to:

  • Internet sex crimes
  • Online solicitation of a minor
  • Sex trafficking online
  • Prostitution
  • Identity theft
  • Inciting hate and terrorism
  • Distribution of child pornography
  • Cyberstalking
  • Online harassment

Internet Sex Crimes

Being charged with an internet sex crime is a dangerous legal situation, posing a risk that you will be convicted of the offense. Defending against these charges requires high level skills from a federal criminal defense lawyer who has access to professional resources to fully investigate the facts to support a defense strategy to counter the charges. Online sex crimes include a range of illegal actions including:

  • Distribution of child pornography
  • Cyberstalking
  • Luring a minor
  • Prostitution
  • Internet solicitation

Attorney James Alston: Former State and Federal Prosecutor

Attorney James Alston is recognized as being among the finest criminal defense lawyers in Texas. His experience and knowledge are extensive, including serving as a prosecutor for eight years with the Harris County DA’s office, and serving as a federal prosecutor. During his tenure, he gained a great deal of understanding about the processes employed to craft a case against an accused person, and where the weaknesses lie. Mr. Alston is a dedicated, talented criminal trial lawyer who understands the complex details in internet crime cases, and the defense strategies that could allow you to walk away, undamaged, or mitigate the situation.

Why Choose Attorney James Alston in an Internet Crime Case?

While there are many qualified attorneys practicing in Houston, Mr. Alston offers his clients an unusual level of experience defending internet crime cases, including:

  • Formerly served as a prosecutor in the Harris County DA’s Office.
  • Background serving as a federal prosecutor.
  • Board-certified as a specialist in criminal law.
  • Extensive experienced both prosecuting and defending federal crimes, including internet crimes.
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Penalties for Internet Crimes

The penalties imposed in a conviction will vary, based upon the type of crime. Internet sex crimes involving children are heavily punished, often leading to many years in state or federal prison, and thousands of dollars in fines. Cases of internet fraud carry extreme penalties, including prison time and fines.

If you are hoping to avoid conviction for an internet crime, it is imperative that you retain legal counsel immediately. The investigation may have been ongoing for weeks, months, or even years. If you have not yet been charged but become aware you are under investigation, call our firm at once, as our early involvement could help you avoid being charged.


Call Us Today.

Call the Law Office of James Alston immediately if you are accused of an internet crime, whether child pornography, fraud, or other crime. Your case will be in the hands of a true legal professional. Call now.

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