Do Police Always Need “Reasonable Suspicion” of DWI Before Talking with a Driver

March 14th, 2019 by Tad Nelson in DWI, Uncategorized

When it comes to DWI & drunk driving offenses in Houston, you need to be concerned with both the potential civil and criminal consequences. For instance, if you are arrested for DWI and have no prior drunk driving record, you can still face up to 180 days in jail if convicted on criminal charges. But […]

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What Questions Can You Ask Prospective Jurors in a Domestic Violence Case?

March 12th, 2019 by Tad Nelson in Domestic Violence, Uncategorized

Everyone charged with a crime in Texas has the right to a trial before an impartial jury. But when the defendant is accused of domestic violence, that can be especially difficult. Domestic violence cases are always emotionally charged affairs, so it is even more important for the courts to screen prospective jurors for any bias […]

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Do Houston Prosecutors Need to Prove You Had “Exclusive” Possession of Illegal Drugs?

March 4th, 2019 by Tad Nelson in Drug Crime, Uncategorized

We have all heard of cases where someone is arrested for drug possession when illegal narcotics are literally found on the defendant’s person. But what if drugs are found in an area that might be subject to the control of more than one person? Let’s say the police search your apartment and find cocaine. Can […]

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Super Lawyers Award Announcement

October 25th, 2018 by Tad Nelson in Uncategorized

The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates is pleased to announce that founder and attorney Tad A. Nelson has been selected, for the sixth consecutive year, as a Super Lawyer. The award is indicative of Nelson’s success in the legal field, and is a significant honor. What Is Super Lawyers and How Does the […]

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We Are the Marked Ones: Why Colored License Plates for Convicted DWIs Are a Bad Idea

February 3rd, 2015 by Tad Nelson in Uncategorized

A DWI punishment that has been around in some states for years is getting new attention as a way to deter drunk drivers. People looking to increase the penalties for DWIs are considering special, brightly-colored license plates for people who have been convicted of a DWI. At least two states, Ohio and Minnesota, already use […]

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Justice Roberts and Gay Marriage

May 26th, 2010 by Tad Nelson in Uncategorized

When the Washington, D.C., City Council passed a law last December allowing same-sex marriage in the District, the move came under almost immediate attack. Little did anyone know, the leading conservative on the Supreme Court of the United States would ultimately allow the law to take effect. In an opinion issued on March 2, 2010, […]

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Welcome to the Houston, TX Criminal Defense Blog

April 22nd, 2010 by Tad Nelson in Uncategorized

On behalf of The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates As you know, things change quickly in all aspects of our lives, and the law is no different. Every day, legislators and judges make decisions that impact the way cases are prepared and presented in court. At Tad Nelson & Associates in League City, […]

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