Houston Road Rage Incident Leads to Felony Charges

May 26th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Assault

Road rage is a serious problem on Texas highways. Drivers who are otherwise mild and friendly can become aggressive and angry behind the wheel. They might even commit a violent crime when their adrenaline gets pumping. A recent KTVZ story highlights the problem. Jesus Martin Ruvalcaba followed a woman on the South Loop Freeway and […]

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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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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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Can Prosecutors Prove Domestic Violence Even With Contradictory Eyewitness Testimony?

October 14th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Assault, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence

Once police respond to a report of possible domestic violence, any evidence they legally obtain may later be used to prove that a crime occurred. This evidence need not include accusatory statements from the alleged victim. Indeed, even in cases where the alleged victim has denied–under oath–that any domestic violence took place, a judge or […]

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