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Houston Capital Murder Charges

Texas Capital Murder Charges Lawyer

Capital Murder Defense — Houston, Galveston, League City, Texas

Tad Nelson of the Law Firm of Tad Nelson & Associates has defended numerous individuals accused of murder and capital murder. Mr. Nelson is approved for First and Second Chairs with the State of Texas Second Administrative Judicial Region. The firm is listed as qualified counsel for capital cases in accordance with Article 26.052 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

Mr. Nelson is also certified by the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas to defend murder cases in federal court. Mr. Nelson attends required continuing education to maintain his Board Certification, and is a regular attendee at the California Death Penalty Defense Workshop, widely regarded as the premier conference for criminal defense attorneys involved in capital murder trials. If you are accused of this most serious of crimes, contact the Texas capital murder defense team at Tad Nelson & Associates immediately at (281) 280-0100 to begin your legal defense.

What is Capital Murder?

Capital murder is defined by the Texas Penal Code as intentionally causing the death of another while committing felony level crimes such as these:

  • kidnapping
  • burglary
  • robbery
  • sexual assault
  • terroristic threats
  • escaping from a prison

In addition, capital murder charges can be filed for murder of a child, murder of a police officer, and murder of a fireman.

Consequences of a Capital Murder Charge

The consequences of a capital murder charge are dire, usually resulting in life imprisonment or execution. Trials may last months or years. It is essential that you retain a Texas capital crimes attorney who has handled similar trials. This is not something you should trust to an inexperienced attorney.

Tad Nelson has handled a number of high profile capital murder trials. He is the only criminal defense lawyer in the area with sufficient experience and education to provide an effective defense against capital charges—a defense that may clear your name, protect your rights, and save your life. Contact Texas capital crimes defense lawyer Tad Nelson today. (281) 280-0100.