Is Failing to Identify Myself to a Police Officer a Crime?

September 21st, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Falsifying information, Misdemeanor Crimes

Can a police officer stop you on the street and demand identification? In some circumstances, yes. Under Texas law, when an officer has “lawfully arrested” or detained a person, it is a misdemeanor offense for the suspect to refuse to give their name, address or date of birth. Similarly, it is also a misdemeanor for […]

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Texas Marijuana Possession Laws: An Overview

August 5th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Felony, Marijuana Possession, Misdemeanor Crimes

Possession of a controlled substance in Texas is a big deal, and one that can result in serious fines and years in prison, as well as a permanent mark on one’s criminal record. At the office of Tad Nelson, our Texas drug crimes lawyer provides focused defense for clients facing drug charges. Here’s an overview […]

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Can I Expunge My Criminal Record in Texas?

August 3rd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Conviction, Expungement, Misdemeanor Crimes, Understanding Texas Law

Being arrested, charged, and potentially convicted of a crime can have long-term consequences. In fact, even if you’re not convicted, an arrest can show up on your record for years—or decades!—to come, impeding your ability to get a job, secure housing, and pursue other opportunities. Those who are facing criminal charges or who have been […]

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Theft by Fraud is Still Theft in Texas

December 4th, 2018 by Tad Nelson in Theft

Fraud is a form of theft. In effect, it is the white collar crime equivalent of robbery. And while there may be no physical violence involved, Texas law treats theft-by-fraud just as seriously. Houston Court Upholds 9-Year Sentence of Man Convicted of Obtaining Trucks via Fraudulent Loan Promises For example, if you convince someone to […]

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