Five Things to Know About Traffic Violations in Texas

June 10th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Traffic Offenses

If you are stopped and cited for a traffic offense in Texas, you may be facing more serious penalties than you think. Indeed, even traffic violations can result in substantial monetary fines and other penalties that can affect your life and general well-being, especially if you have a history of traffic offenses in the state. […]

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5 Things to Know About Drug Trafficking Charges in Texas

June 8th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Drug Crime

There are many different types of drug crimes in Texas, and the type of charges a person can face will depend upon a variety of factors, including the type of controlled substance at issue, the amount of the drug in question, and whether the alleged offense involves factors that could result in a federal instead […]

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Fourth Amendment Violations and Criminal Defense: What You Should Know

June 4th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Constitution, Criminal Defense

If you are arrested for a criminal offense in Texas and charged with that crime, you should begin working with an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to fight the charges and to avoid a conviction. While there may be multiple defense strategies available to you based on the specific facts of […]

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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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Resisting Arrest in Texas

March 3rd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Very few people are actually prepared to be placed under arrest. There are, however, a few things that you should keep in mind if you find yourself in this situation, as failing to comply with certain orders could result in additional charges of resisting arrest. We also all have certain rights when being detained and […]

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What You Should Know About Plea Bargains

February 2nd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Plea bargains, or plea agreements, are a kind of compromise that a defendant makes with a prosecutor. Basically, in exchange for entering a certain plea in a criminal case, the state agrees to change or reduce other charges, or even to lower a person’s sentence. While plea bargains can place defendants in a better position […]

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When Can the Police Search Without a Warrant?

January 7th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

While it is true that in most cases, police officers are barred from searching someone’s personal belongings, vehicle, or home without first obtaining a warrant, there are some circumstances in which this formality is not necessary. One of the most common exceptions to the search and seizure rule is when police officers claim that a […]

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What You Should Know About Sexual Assault Charges

December 3rd, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Sexual assault, like many other types of sex crimes, is the kind of charge that tends to be judged harshly, even before a defendant is able to give his or her side of the story. Having an experienced attorney on your side who can help you launch a defense as soon as possible after an […]

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The Difference Between Federal Offenses and State Crimes

November 3rd, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

The majority of defendants who have been accused of a crime are charged in state court. It is possible, however, for a person to be charged with a federal crime, in which case, he or she will be tried in federal court. There are a number of different procedural rules that apply in federal courts […]

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What Happens When a Criminal Suspect Does Not Fully Understand Their Rights in a Police Interrogation?

October 2nd, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Before police may lawfully start to question a criminal suspect, they must advise that suspect of their constitutional rights–namely, the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. The suspect must understand and acknowledge these rights before any interrogation can proceed. And of course, if the suspect actually invokes their rights, the interrogation […]

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