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 Reckless Driving Charges in Texas

May 14th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Reckless Driving, Traffic Offenses

Traffic violations can vary greatly in terms of type and severity, with some traffic violations involving a maximum penalty of a monetary fine and points on your driver’s license while other traffic violations can actually result in criminal charges that can lead to jail time upon conviction. While reckless driving might only be a citable […]

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Point System for Texas Traffic Violations

April 10th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

Texas, like most states, uses a point system to denote when a driver has committed a traffic violation. These points are connected to each driver’s record, where they will remain for the next three years. The accumulation of points has a number of consequences for drivers, including increased insurance rates, so if you were recently […]

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Common Questions About Red Light Camera Tickets

March 10th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

In 2019, Texas lawmakers passed a bill that barred cities from using red light cameras to issue tickets to drivers in the state. Some cities, however, have been permitted to continue using their cameras, but only until their existing contracts have expired. This exception to the law that banned red light cameras in Texas has […]

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Accumulating Points on Your Driving Record

February 8th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

Traffic tickets are often more than just an inconvenience, but could end up being a significant drain on your finances. For instance, many traffic citations come with hefty fines, but this is not the only cost that a driver may incur, as it is a common practice for auto insurers to increase premiums after a […]

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The Most Commonly Issued Traffic Tickets in Texas

January 13th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

One of the best ways to keep your driving record clean is to know what police officers are keeping an eye out for on the roads. Texting and driving, for instance, is becoming a more serious issue in Texas every year, while failing to wear a seat belt also catches many drivers off guard. Fortunately, […]

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Aggressive Driving

December 7th, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

Having a traffic violation on your record can affect your insurance rates and even result in the suspension of your driver’s license, so if you were recently cited with aggressive driving or received another type of traffic violation, it is important to speak with an experienced traffic violations lawyer in Houston, Galveston or League City […]

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How Do I Reinstate My Driver’s License?

November 9th, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

Most traffic violations come with fines and the addition of points on a person’s driving record. However, in Texas, motorists who are convicted of multiple traffic violations face more serious penalties, including the suspension of their driver’s license. While it is possible to have a license reinstated, doing so can be complicated, so if your […]

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The Role of a Jury in Dealing With Contested Traffic Tickets

October 9th, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

When you receive a traffic ticket in Texas, you have the right to contest that ticket in court. These cases are normally tried in a municipal court, which has jurisdiction over Class C misdemeanors punishable by fines only–no jail time–such as traffic violations. By default, you will receive a jury trial, unless you agree in […]

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Are There Traffic Ticket “Quotas” in Texas?

September 9th, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

If you have been pulled over and cited for a traffic violation, you might be wondering if the officer is not just trying to fulfill some “quota” assigned to them by their superiors. Indeed, the idea of traffic ticket quotas has been in popular culture for many years. But do they actually exist? More to […]

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