Can Setting Off Fireworks Lead to an Arson Charge in Houston?

June 16th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

With Independence Day fast approaching, many people are buying fireworks to create a light show in celebration. However, fireworks are very dangerous, and inexperienced people can cause injury and other damage if they don’t use them properly. In fact, under Texas law, you might be charged with arson if you end up burning or damaging […]

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Refusing to Pull Over for an Ambulance

June 6th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Traffic violations attorney

Emergency personnel provide a valuable service to the public. Ambulances rush to people’s homes or the scenes of accidents to pick up the injured and take them quickly to the hospital. Often, there is only one holdup—other drivers on the road. The Texas Transportation Code states that you must move over or slow down when […]

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Can I Get My DWI Charges Reduced With A Houston DWI Attorney?

June 2nd, 2022 by Tad Nelson in DWI

If you are facing DWI or drunk driving charges in Texas, we know that you are probably dealing with many different fears and trying to think through your options and how dwi criminal defense lawyers could help. One question our criminal defense attorney at our law firm often hears from people who have been arrested […]

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Houston Road Rage Incident Leads to Felony Charges

May 26th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Assault

Road rage is a serious problem on Texas highways. Drivers who are otherwise mild and friendly can become aggressive and angry behind the wheel. They might even commit a violent crime when their adrenaline gets pumping. A recent KTVZ story highlights the problem. Jesus Martin Ruvalcaba followed a woman on the South Loop Freeway and […]

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Can You Go to Jail for Using Your Mother’s Credit Card?

May 19th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Using someone’s credit card might not seem like a big deal, especially if the card belongs to a close relative, like your mother. Unfortunately, the law views things very differently. Texas law criminalizes the use of credit cards that don’t belong to you, and the penalties are severe enough to include possible time in jail. […]

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Can You Be Convicted of Aiding and Abetting a Burglary in Houston?

May 12th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Texas prosecutors seek stiff punishment for criminals. But in their zeal to reduce crime, they often go after those people who might have assisted in the commission of a crime. If you did not participate in a criminal act but nevertheless helped the criminal in some way, you could face aiding and abetting charges. Contact […]

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Sex Crimes Increase in Harris County—But Defendants Can Still Fight the Charges

May 5th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

According to reporting by Community Impact, Harris County saw a significant rise in sexual assault cases in 2021 compared to the prior year. In some categories, reported crimes increased almost 100% compared to 2020. With prosecutors taking these crimes more seriously, anyone accused of a Houston sex crime should quickly reach out to an experienced […]

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Be Careful on Social Media after an Arrest

April 20th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

More than 70% of Americans have a social media account. They might use Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, possibly all three. Or they post videos on YouTube or TikTok. If you are facing criminal charges, we can’t emphasize enough how careful you need to be on social media. The reality is that your social media […]

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Should You Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer or Go with the Public Defender?

April 1st, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

The U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of criminal defendants to an attorney, even when they can’t afford one. If you are charged with a crime, you might consider asking the judge for a public defender. But should you? Are there advantages to hiring your own Houston criminal defense attorney? Public Defenders Are Overworked & Short-Staffed […]

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White Collar Crime: Ponzi Schemes and Pyramid Schemes

March 25th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in White Collar Crime

White collar crime can take many different forms, and there are a wide variety of charges that can be brought in connection with a white collar criminal offense. According to Georgetown University, the term white collar crime is used to refer to offenses “that are designed to produce financial gain using some form of deception,” […]

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