How the Statute of Limitations Works in Texas Criminal Cases

November 4th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Drug Crime

The statute of limitations refers to a law that limits the time the state has to charge an individual with a particular criminal offense. Some crimes, such as murder, have no statute of limitations. But in Texas, there is a three-year statute of limitations for felonies unless the law specifically provides otherwise. The three-year period […]

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How Can Prosecutors Prove Someone “Knowingly” Possessed Illegal Drugs?

October 7th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Drug Crime, Felony

To convict someone of drug possession, prosecutors must prove the defendant “knowingly” possessed the controlled substance in question. This can be simple to do if the drugs are found in the defendant’s coat pockets. But what if the drugs are recovered from an area where multiple people might have had access? Here, our Houston criminal […]

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