Missouri City, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
Missouri City has seen rapid growth in recent years, becoming one of the most upscale cities in the Houston metropolitan area. Straddling Harris and Fort Bend Counties, Missouri City was recently ranked the sixth safest city in Texas based on a review of FBI crime data. But even an affluent suburb like Missouri City steal still faces its share of criminal prosecutions–and residents who need the assistance a qualified criminal defense attorney.
The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates is proud to offer full-service criminal defense representation to Missouri City and its approximately 75,000 residents. Principal attorney Tad Nelson is a former prosecutor himself, which gives him the experience and the knowledge to identify the weaknesses in a police investigation. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor charge for petty theft or a felony sex crimes allegation, our team will work with you to present an aggressive defense in court.
Have You Been Charged With Drunk Driving or Drug Possession in Missouri City?
Each year Missouri City police stop and search approximately 19,000 motorists, according to the department’s official figures. African-American drivers are searched at a disproportionately higher rate than White and Hispanic residents. While many of these stops result in nothing more than a traffic citation, police searches often lead to DWI, DUI, or drug charges.
At the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we take these types of cases very seriously. Even a first-time DWI charge can wreck your life, depriving you of your ability to drive and possibly landing you in jail. If you have been stopped along FM 1092, State Highway 6, or any other popular route through Missouri City, it is important to understand your rights. You do not have to answer police questions about where you have been or what you were doing. Nor do you have to consent to a search of your vehicle without a warrant.
You also can refuse to take a breath, blood, or urine test designed to determine your blood-alcohol level. Keep in mind, however, that Texas is an “implied consent” state. So if a Missouri City police officer has probable cause to suspect you of drunk driving, your refusal to take a chemical test is grounds for administrative suspension of your driver’s license. Of course, you have the right to challenge such a suspension, and we can help.
We Defend Missouri City Residents Against All Felony and Misdemeanor Charges
Beyond traffic violations and drunk driving cases, the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates can defend you against a wide range of misdemeanor and felony criminal matters, such as:
- Assault & Battery
- Domestic Violence
- Sex Crimes (e.g., Rape, Child Pornography, and Prostitution)
- White Collar Crimes (e.g., Fraud and Embezzlement)
Whatever the charge, you need to engage the services of an attorney as soon as possible. You should never attempt to deal with the police or the district attorney by yourself. They are far too experienced when it comes to dealing with criminal suspects. The best way to “level the playing field” is to have someone with equal or superior experience on your side. Call the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates today at (281) 280-0100 if you are a Missouri City resident facing a criminal investigation or trial.