Is Entrapment a Good Defense Strategy for My Case?

January 5th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

If you arefacing criminal charges in Texas, you should be working with a Texas criminal defense attorney who can help you to develop a strong defense that is tailored to the specific facts of your arrest and the elements of the crime for which you are facing charges. In some cases, entrapment can be a […]

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5 Things to Know About White Collar Fraud Offenses

December 17th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime

White-collar crimes in Texas are more serious than you may think, and penalties for a white-collar conviction can be severe. White-collar crime is a broad term that refers to a wide variety of criminal offenses, including various forms of fraud. Indeed, according to the FBI, “the term white-collar crime is now synonymous with the full […]

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Are Sex Crimes Charged Under Federal or State Law?

December 15th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Sex Crime

Sex crimes in Texas are extremely serious offenses, and it is critical to have a Texas sex crimes defense lawyer on your side. You might be wondering: are sex crimes charged under state or federal law? These charges can be complicated, and it can be difficult to understand whether you are facing federal or state […]

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How to Beat Your Traffic Ticket

December 6th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Traffic Offenses

Nobody wants to get stopped by law enforcement and cited for a traffic offense, especially when a speeding ticket or other citation could result in an increase in your insurance rate and the possibility of a serious fine and jail time because of your previous traffic ticket history. If you plan to go to court […]

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How Does the Fourth Amendment Apply to Criminal Defenses?

December 2nd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

When you are facing any kind of criminal charges, it is essential to begin working with an aggressive Houston criminal defense attorney as soon as possible on a defense strategy. The best defense strategy for your case will depend upon the particular circumstances of your arrest, and the specific elements of the criminal offense for […]

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Texas Prosecutors Make Aggressive Use of “Human Trafficking” Law to Address Sex Crimes

November 19th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Sex Crime

Human trafficking–also known as sex trafficking–is traditionally understood to mean “the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act,” according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Sex trafficking is normally associated with the act of transporting someone across state or international lines for the purposes of […]

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What Is a Class C Misdemeanor in Texas?

November 17th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Misdemeanor Crimes

The Texas Penal Code divides crimes into felonies and misdemeanors. Misdemeanor offenses are further subdivided into three classes: A, B, and C. Class C represent the lowest of the three misdemeanor classes. In other words, these are the least serious crimes you can be charged with under Texas law. Some of the more common examples […]

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How the Statute of Limitations Works in Texas Criminal Cases

November 4th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Drug Crime

The statute of limitations refers to a law that limits the time the state has to charge an individual with a particular criminal offense. Some crimes, such as murder, have no statute of limitations. But in Texas, there is a three-year statute of limitations for felonies unless the law specifically provides otherwise. The three-year period […]

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When Do a Police Officer’s “Misrepresentations” on a Warrant Application Matter?

November 2nd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Understanding Texas Law

Before the police may lawfully search a person’s property without the owner’s consent, an officer must first obtain a search warrant from a magistrate. The process of obtaining a warrant typically involves the officer filing an affidavit with the court explaining their reasons for requesting the warrant. If the magistrate finds “probable cause” that evidence […]

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Houston Man Faces 20 Years in Prison for Acting as “Runner” in Telemarketing Scam

October 28th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Conspiracy, Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime

Nobody likes getting telemarketing calls. One reason for this is that many such calls are schemes designed to cheat individuals out of their money. Indeed, a popular scam is to call unsuspecting persons claiming to be from a government agency. The caller is told they are under investigation for some imagined crime and that they […]

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