When Can the Police Search My Car Without a Warrant?

October 3rd, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Drug Crime

Drug crimes cases in Texas often start when a police officer conducts a search and finds illegal narcotics on the accused person or within his property, such as a car. Normally police must get a warrant before searching you or your property without your consent. But there is a critical exception for a search conducted […]

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When Can the Police Search My Car for Drugs?

April 26th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Drug Crime

Many drug crimes cases in Texas start with a traffic stop. Texas law enforcement officers are trained to profile certain types of individuals as possible drug traffickers. If you are stopped by police, the most important thing to remember is you have a constitutional right to remain silent: Anything can and will be used against […]

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Warrantless GPS Tracking Used To Be Legal? Not in Texas

January 24th, 2012 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court held that police may not use GPS to track a criminal suspect without first getting a warrant to do so. A night club owner was sentenced to life in prison on drug charges after GPS tracking allowed police to link him to a house used for stashing […]

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Legality of Willie Nelson Pot Bust Questioned

December 6th, 2010 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Country-music legend Willie Nelson was arrested for drug possession at a Border Patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas, on November 26, 2010. His arrest for having 6 ounces of marijuana on his tour bus has criminal defense attorneys doubting the legality of the pot bust. If convicted of the felony drug charges, 77-year-old Nelson faces […]

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