Criminal Law Practice Center
Skilled Texas Criminal Lawyer Providing Services You Can Count On
When you are charged with a crime in Texas, it is recommended that you act quickly to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer. The criminal system, and your rights within it, can be overwhelming – when you contact the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we can guide you through the process of defending yourself and securing the best outcome possible.
Our Criminal Defense Practice Areas
Our experienced Texas criminal defense lawyers have been representing those facing criminal charges for more than a decade and a half. Over that time, we have become extremely comfortable representing clients charged with a wide range of crimes, including:
We are also skilled in the legal matters of grand jury proceedings, the appeals process, and expungements.
What Is the Difference Between and Misdemeanor and a Felony?
While the precise definition of a felony vs. misdemeanor offense will vary depending upon the jurisdiction, typically, a felony refers to a crime that is more serious, and is therefore punishable by an incarceration period of a year or more. Misdemeanor offenses, on the other hand, rarely carry such severe penalties. That being said, misdemeanor offenses will still show up on your criminal record, and the consequences of a misdemeanor conviction could still affect your life.
Defending Your Constitutional Rights
Our lawyers are committed to defending your constitutional rights as you move through the criminal justice system. Not only will we ensure that your constitutional rights are protected throughout the course of your criminal case, whether pleading guilty or innocent, but we will also take the appropriate actions to protect you if your rights were breached before hiring our law firm. For example, if you are the victim of unlawful search and seizure, and evidence acquired during this unlawful search and seizure is being used by the prosecution, we will file a motion to have it suppressed.
Why You Need an Attorney After Being Charged with a Crime
You have the legal right to represent yourself against criminal charges if you choose to do so. However, it is always within your best interests to consult a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after being arrested/charged. Whether or not you believe yourself to have been accused wrongfully, an attorney will fight for your rights, ensure that legal fairness and justice are upheld, and work hard to build your case.
Contact Our Texas Criminal Defense Attorneys Today
If you have questions, our experienced criminal defense attorneys in Texas can provide you with the answers you’re looking for, whether about what you should do next, the classification of crimes, Constitutional Protections, your right to counsel, whether or not you’ll be able to find a job after a criminal conviction, and what your options and defenses are.
Criminal Defense Resource Links
“Capital Defense Handbook For Defendants and Their Families” provides information and advice about death-penalty cases from the defense point of view.
Resource provided by the American Civil Liberties Union with information on national and state efforts to recognize and protect prisoner’s rights.
“Justice Denied” is a magazine devoted to helping people who have been wrongly convicted of crime in the U.S. and internationally.
A national leader in the development of alternative sentencing programs and in research and advocacy about criminal justice policy.
The Prison Policy Initiative conducts research and advocacy about incarceration and criminal justice policy.