Contact Our Galveston Criminal Defense Attorney

Galveston has long been a major tourism and shipping hub for the Gulf Coast of Texas. As the city has grown in population and popularity, it has also attracted more crime, although Galveston’s overall crime rate remains below the national average. If you find yourself caught up in the criminal justice system for any reason, whether it is for shoplifting, a DWI, or a more serious felony, it is important to remain calm and contact a qualified Galveston criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates proudly represents Galveston-area residents who find themselves in legal trouble. Our experienced legal team can handle all types of misdemeanor and felony charges. We understand how traumatic a criminal allegation is for you and your family, and we will expend every effort to obtain a favorable outcome–even if that means going to trial to defend your innocence.

Have You Been Arrested for DWI on Galveston Island?

For many people, a drunk driving (DUI or DWI) arrest represents their first interaction with the Texas criminal justice system. Given Galveston Island’s status as a major tourist destination, it is also not surprisingly a magnet for police looking to score easy DWI arrests. If you find yourself stopped on suspicion of drunk driving, it is important to understand and exercise your constitutional rights.

First and foremost, you do not have to answer any police questions. Remember, Galveston police are specially trained in how to interrogate people. Even a seemingly innocent conversation during a “routine” traffic stop is likely an attempt to gather potentially incriminating information. That is why the best thing you can do is politely–but firmly–refuse to answer any questions.

Second, if you are detained or placed under arrest for DWI, you need to contact a Galveston criminal defense lawyer immediately. Many people hesitate to engage a lawyer because they fear it will “only make them look more guilty.” Rest assured, if you have been arrested, the police already think you are guilty. You should never feel like you are doing something wrong when you hire a lawyer.

And this goes for any criminal charge, ranging from a low-level misdemeanor to a first-degree felony. At the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we handle a wide range of criminal matters, including serious felonies, sex crimes, and white collar crimes. We can handle your case from start-to-finish, including any grand jury proceedings or criminal appeals.

Get Help From a Board Certified® Galveston Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney Tad Nelson is a former Texas prosecutor who understands every aspect of the criminal justice system in Galveston County. In fact, Tad Nelson is certified as a specialist in the field of criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, an organization created by the Supreme Court of Texas. Only a handful of states officially recognize such certifications. As a Board Certified® legal counsel, Tad Nelson has fulfilled rigorous professional requirements–including the approval of his peers–and can offer a higher quality of service to clients throughout the Galveston area.

Contact the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates today at (281) 962-7679 if you need to speak with an attorney right away about a criminal defense attorney.

Galveston Office

1919 Sealy Street

Galveston, Texas 77550

(409) 765-5614

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