What Happens If I Let My Teenager Host a Drinking Party for Their Friends?

August 30th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Underage Drinking

Underage drinking is not just a problem for the affected minors. Parents also have a responsibility to ensure that their children do not have access to alcoholic beverages. Some parents may think they can help their children learn how to use alcohol responsibly by allowing them to drink at home–even hosting “parties” for their teenage […]

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Children Committing Unlawful Acts in Texas

May 4th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Family Law, Underage Drinking

Each year thousands of Texas children get into trouble with the law. Many of these cases are minor incidents that do not result in any lasting harm. But some juvenile offenses are quite serious and can result in probation, detention in a state rehabilitation facility, and in some cases even an adult prison sentence. Defining Delinquent […]

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Intoxication Assault and Intoxication Manslaughter

January 13th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in DWI, Underage Drinking

You may think drunk driving is not that big of a deal. But if you injure—or kill—someone while operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you are likely to face felony criminal charges. Under Texas law, both “intoxication assault” and “intoxication manslaughter” are criminal offenses separate and apart from DUI/DWI. Intoxication Assault If […]

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Texans on Sobriety Checkpoints Survey

December 21st, 2015 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, DWI, Underage Drinking, Understanding Texas Law

At the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we regularly represent people that have been accused of drunk driving and other crimes. In order to better understand our clientele, we conducted a survey in which we asked Texans whether they would vote for a bill that would introduce sobriety checkpoints to Texas if it […]

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Minors and Drinking in Galveston

October 13th, 2015 by Tad Nelson in DWI, Underage Drinking

Texas law prohibits individuals who are under the age of 21 to purchase, attempt to purchase, possess, or consume alcoholic beverages. It is also illegal for minors to be intoxicated in public or to misrepresent their age in order to obtain alcoholic beverages. Nonetheless, underage drinking in Galveston and the state of Texas continues to […]

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