How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston

May 5th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Houston has thousands of attorneys, but which one is the right lawyer for your criminal case? At The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we’ve practiced criminal law for decades and understand the legal landscape better than most. Below, we highlight steps you should take to find the best Houston criminal defense attorney for […]

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Are You Entitled to Bail in Texas?

April 20th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Bail

Yes. The Texas Constitution provides a right to bail in Article 1, Section 11, where it says “all prisoners shall be bailable.” Sounds simple enough, right? Bail benefits most defendants, who can be with family or friends and continue to go to work or school as they wait for their criminal case to play out. […]

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Misdemeanor Hit and Run in League City

April 11th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Texas law requires that drivers immediately stop following an accident. If they don’t, then they are likely committing a crime. The Texas Transportation Code lays out a motorists’ duties following an accident and what penalties they will face if they fail to fulfill them. Under the law, a hit and run involving bodily injury or […]

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What is the Difference Between Assault and Aggravated Assault?

March 24th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Assault

In Houston, a person can face assault charges for many different types of alleged criminal behavior, including offenses that would constitute “battery” in other states. To be clear, both assault and battery are part of the assaultive offenses specified in the Texas Penal Code. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, as well as your […]

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Common Defense Strategies When You Are Facing Criminal Charges

March 11th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

When you are facing criminal charges in League City or Galveston, it is critical to hire an experienced and aggressive Texas criminal defense attorney who can work with you to develop the strongest possible defense strategy to help you avoid a conviction. As your lawyer will discuss with you, defense strategies are specific to the […]

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How Domestic Violence Affects Child Custody in Texas

March 11th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Domestic Violence

Whether you have been accused of domestic violence in Texas or you believe your ex has engaged in acts of domestic violence, it is important to understand how domestic violence allegations or a conviction ultimately can affect your child custody case or could result in a modification to an existing child custody arrangement. The Texas […]

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Know Your Rights If You Are Arrested for a Crime

March 4th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Being arrested for a criminal offense in Houston can be extremely anxiety-inducing and scary, particularly when you know that the offense is serious and that it could result in severe penalties that may include prison time. When you are arrested, it is critical to remember that you have rights under the U.S. Constitution that you […]

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5 Things to Know About Health Care Fraud

February 23rd, 2022 by Tad Nelson in White Collar Crime

There are many different types of fraud charges in Texas, including criminal charges that can occur under both state and federal law. Health care fraud is one commonly charged type of fraud, and consequences for a conviction can be serious. When you are facing health care fraud charges or any other kind of white collar […]

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What to Do If You Are Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence

February 10th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is taken extremely seriously in Texas, and there are many circumstances in which spouses, partners, and others can suffer immensely at the hands of a family member who engages in domestic violence. According to the Center for Prosecutor Integrity, false accusations of domestic violence are not especially common, but they also are not […]

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When is Self-Defense an Effective Criminal Defense Strategy?

February 4th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

When you are facing criminal charges in Texas, you should be working with an experienced Texas criminal defense lawyer to develop a defense strategy that is tailored to the specific charges you are facing and to the particular circumstances of your case. Yet you might also be wondering about specific kinds of defense strategies and […]

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