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What is the Difference Between Burglary & Criminal Trespass?

April 11th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Both burglary and criminal trespass are crimes in Texas, but most people don’t know the difference between the two. Sometimes prosecutors bring burglary charges when they don’t have the evidence for anything but a criminal trespass charge, and your attorney should identify when that’s the case. Often, an aggressive Houston burglary attorney can get charges […]

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Can You Start Dating Before Your Divorce is Finalized?

April 6th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Divorce

One of the benefits of getting divorced is the ability to finally re-enter the dating scene in search of true love. However, dating before your Houston divorce is finalized is risky. It can definitely impact a final divorce settlement, in particular the division of community property and alimony. If you date while married, it is […]

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Should You Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer or Go with the Public Defender?

April 1st, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

The U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of criminal defendants to an attorney, even when they can’t afford one. If you are charged with a crime, you might consider asking the judge for a public defender. But should you? Are there advantages to hiring your own Houston criminal defense attorney? Public Defenders Are Overworked & Short-Staffed […]

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White Collar Crime: Ponzi Schemes and Pyramid Schemes

March 25th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in White Collar Crime

White collar crime can take many different forms, and there are a wide variety of charges that can be brought in connection with a white collar criminal offense. According to Georgetown University, the term white collar crime is used to refer to offenses “that are designed to produce financial gain using some form of deception,” […]

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What is the Difference Between Assault and Aggravated Assault?

March 24th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Assault

In Houston, a person can face assault charges for many different types of alleged criminal behavior, including offenses that would constitute “battery” in other states. To be clear, both assault and battery are part of the assaultive offenses specified in the Texas Penal Code. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, as well as your […]

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Top Things to Know About Child Custody in Texas

March 18th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Family Law

Whether you are planning for divorce and your connected child custody case, or you are ending a relationship with your partner and the two of you share minor children, you will need to learn more about how child custody works in Texas. Most child custody matters are governed by the Texas Family Code, including specifics […]

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Understanding Assaultive Offenses in Texas

March 18th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Assault

When you are facing assault charges in Galveston or League City, it can be difficult to understand what type of assaultive offense you have been accused of specifically since Texas law has a wide variety of crimes that fall into this category. It is important to know that these offenses can be charged as misdemeanor […]

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Common Defense Strategies When You Are Facing Criminal Charges

March 11th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

When you are facing criminal charges in League City or Galveston, it is critical to hire an experienced and aggressive Texas criminal defense attorney who can work with you to develop the strongest possible defense strategy to help you avoid a conviction. As your lawyer will discuss with you, defense strategies are specific to the […]

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How Domestic Violence Affects Child Custody in Texas

March 11th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Domestic Violence

Whether you have been accused of domestic violence in Texas or you believe your ex has engaged in acts of domestic violence, it is important to understand how domestic violence allegations or a conviction ultimately can affect your child custody case or could result in a modification to an existing child custody arrangement. The Texas […]

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How Does Property Division Work in a Texas Divorce?

March 4th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Divorce

Anyone planning on a divorce in League City or Galveston needs to understand how Texas courts handle property division. Property will need to be classified appropriately, and community property must be divided between the spouses. While Texas is a “community property” state, this designation does not prevent the court from considering factors specific to the […]

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