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Do I Need a Lawyer to Fight Domestic Violence Charges?

May 18th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Domestic Violence, Felony Crimes, Misdemeanor Crimes

Whether you are going through a breakup or a divorce and domestic violence allegations have arisen out of your split with your ex, or if you are facing domestic violence charges under different circumstances, it is critical to begin working with a Texas domestic violence defense attorney as soon as you can. While you might […]

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5 Things to Know About Reckless Driving Charges in Texas

May 14th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Reckless Driving, Traffic Offenses

Traffic violations can vary greatly in terms of type and severity, with some traffic violations involving a maximum penalty of a monetary fine and points on your driver’s license while other traffic violations can actually result in criminal charges that can lead to jail time upon conviction. While reckless driving might only be a citable […]

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Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney?

May 5th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Felony, Misdemeanor Crimes

When you are facing criminal charges in Texas, you might be wondering: do I need to hire a criminal defense attorney? While there are some scenarios in which a defendant might successfully craft his or her own defense, it is always a good idea to seek legal representation from an experienced Texas criminal defense lawyer. […]

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Who Prosecutes White Collar Crimes in Texas?

April 22nd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in White Collar Crime

White collar crime accusations can be handled in either state or federal court, depending on the exact nature of the crime and the specific circumstances in which it was committed. If, for instance, the offense involved multiple states then it will most likely be investigated by a federal agency and then eventually prosecuted in federal […]

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Chain of Custody Violations in Your DWI Case

April 14th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in DWI

In Texas, when physical evidence is collected at the scene of an alleged crime, that evidence must be marked, stored, transported, and collected in a certain way. Law enforcement officers, for instance, must be able to demonstrate that any evidence they collected wasn’t corrupted, mixed-up, or lost and was accounted for during collection, transportation, and […]

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Point System for Texas Traffic Violations

April 10th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

Texas, like most states, uses a point system to denote when a driver has committed a traffic violation. These points are connected to each driver’s record, where they will remain for the next three years. The accumulation of points has a number of consequences for drivers, including increased insurance rates, so if you were recently […]

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Possession of Marijuana in a Drug Free Zone

April 7th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Marijuana Possession

In Texas, the possession of marijuana in an amount totaling less than two ounces will usually be charged as a Class B misdemeanor, while possession of between two and four ounces will typically be enhanced to a Class A misdemeanor. These are referred to as simple possession offenses and although they should be taken seriously, […]

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The Criminal Statute of Limitations in Texas

April 5th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Statute of Limitations

The state can’t file charges against a person whenever it wants. In addition to being able to demonstrate probable cause that someone committed a crime, for instance, prosecutors must also abide by specific time limits when filing formal charges. When this deadline, also known as a statute of limitations, has passed, then the accused cannot […]

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Aggravating Factors that Could Affect Your Embezzlement Charges

March 29th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Embezzlement, White Collar Crime

White collar crimes have a reputation for being less severe than other kinds of criminal offenses. While it is true that someone accused of a white collar crime may not face the same severe penalties as someone who was convicted of a violent or repeat drug offense, they can still have devastating consequences for defendants. […]

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Can I be Arrested for Having an Open Container of Alcohol in My Vehicle?

March 24th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in DWI

While just being cited for having an open container of alcohol in one’s vehicle doesn’t usually lead to an arrest, it is possible for those who find themselves in this position to also be charged with other criminal offenses, such as DWI. In these cases, drivers could be placed under arrest and booked, with both […]

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