Can Setting Off Fireworks Lead to an Arson Charge in Houston?

June 16th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

With Independence Day fast approaching, many people are buying fireworks to create a light show in celebration. However, fireworks are very dangerous, and inexperienced people can cause injury and other damage if they don’t use them properly. In fact, under Texas law, you might be charged with arson if you end up burning or damaging […]

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Should Texas Nurses Be Worried about Criminal Negligent Homicide Charges?

June 6th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

The prosecution of a nurse in Tennessee for negligent homicide has raised alarm in the medical community. Nurses and other concerned medical professionals have protested the prosecution, which resulted in a guilty verdict and three years of probation. They claim that charging nurses for medical errors will create an incentive to hide mistakes, which could […]

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Can You Go to Jail for Using Your Mother’s Credit Card?

May 19th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Using someone’s credit card might not seem like a big deal, especially if the card belongs to a close relative, like your mother. Unfortunately, the law views things very differently. Texas law criminalizes the use of credit cards that don’t belong to you, and the penalties are severe enough to include possible time in jail. […]

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Galveston Woman’s Joyride on Stolen Yacht Results in Arrest

May 19th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

According to CW 39 Houston, a 45-year-old woman was recently arrested for stealing a 52-foot yacht from a dock at Heard’s Lane in Galveston. She apparently enjoyed a “joyride” on the stolen Jefferson Monticello yacht named Loyalty before Galveston police called in the U.S. Coast Guard for assistance in picking her up. The yacht’s owners […]

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Can You Be Convicted of Aiding and Abetting a Burglary in Houston?

May 12th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Texas prosecutors seek stiff punishment for criminals. But in their zeal to reduce crime, they often go after those people who might have assisted in the commission of a crime. If you did not participate in a criminal act but nevertheless helped the criminal in some way, you could face aiding and abetting charges. Contact […]

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Don’t Talk to the Police without a Galveston Defense Attorney Present

May 5th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Perhaps nothing is as terrifying as being arrested. Many law-abiding citizens have never had handcuffs slapped on them, and they will do anything to be free so they can return to their families. After taking a suspect into custody, police usually usher them into a room for an interrogation. Believe it or not, this is […]

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How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston

May 5th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Houston has thousands of attorneys, but which one is the right lawyer for your criminal case? At The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we’ve practiced criminal law for decades and understand the legal landscape better than most. Below, we highlight steps you should take to find the best Houston criminal defense attorney for […]

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Can Two Defendants Share a Criminal Defense Attorney?

April 22nd, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

This question pops up sometimes when two people are arrested for participating in the same crime. They might think hiring the same lawyer is convenient or will help reduce costs. But there are serious ethical issues which prevent a lawyer from representing two defendants in the same case. And defendants benefit by having their own […]

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Be Careful on Social Media after an Arrest

April 20th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

More than 70% of Americans have a social media account. They might use Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, possibly all three. Or they post videos on YouTube or TikTok. If you are facing criminal charges, we can’t emphasize enough how careful you need to be on social media. The reality is that your social media […]

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Misdemeanor Hit and Run in League City

April 11th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Texas law requires that drivers immediately stop following an accident. If they don’t, then they are likely committing a crime. The Texas Transportation Code lays out a motorists’ duties following an accident and what penalties they will face if they fail to fulfill them. Under the law, a hit and run involving bodily injury or […]

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