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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Can You Start Dating Before Your Divorce is Finalized?

April 6th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Divorce

One of the benefits of getting divorced is the ability to finally re-enter the dating scene in search of true love. However, dating before your Houston divorce is finalized is risky. It can definitely impact a final divorce settlement, in particular the division of community property and alimony. If you date while married, it is […]

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Can a Company be Held Criminally Liable for Employee Fraud?

February 25th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in White Collar Crime

Many white-collar crimes are committed by employees of large companies. Unfortunately, while many of these individuals are acting on their own, it is not uncommon for the companies that hire them to be unfairly accused of participating in the scheme. This can have devastating financial and personal repercussions for a company, making it especially important […]

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Aggravated Sex Crimes

February 18th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

Unlike many other types of crimes, sex offenses are usually charged as felonies. Felony sex crime convictions come with severe penalties, including lengthy prison sentences, as well as mandatory registration as a sex offender upon release. Those who are charged with aggravated sex crimes, however, face particularly harsh punishments, making it especially important for defendants […]

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What You Should Know About Protective Orders in Texas

February 10th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Domestic Violence

Those who have been the victims of domestic violence in Texas can legally protect themselves by requesting a protective order. These orders are issued by the court and are specifically designed to shield petitioners from further violence. There are, however, certain procedures and rules with which petitioners must comply, so if you believe that you […]

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What You Should Know About Plea Bargains

February 2nd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Plea bargains, or plea agreements, are a kind of compromise that a defendant makes with a prosecutor. Basically, in exchange for entering a certain plea in a criminal case, the state agrees to change or reduce other charges, or even to lower a person’s sentence. While plea bargains can place defendants in a better position […]

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Are You Facing Misdemeanor Theft Charges?

January 22nd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Theft

Unlike many other states, Texas doesn’t actually discriminate between different kinds of theft. Whether a case involves a robbery, shoplifting, or embezzlement, offenses involving the unlawful taking of someone else’s property are typically charged as theft. The exact charges that a person faces, however, will differ depending on the value of the items that were […]

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Underage Drinking and Driving Laws in Texas

January 18th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in DWI

In Texas, motorists who are accused of driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or more could face charges of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). If, however, a driver turns out to be under the age of 21 years old, he or she will likely be charged with Driving Under the Influence of […]

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The Most Commonly Issued Traffic Tickets in Texas

January 13th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

One of the best ways to keep your driving record clean is to know what police officers are keeping an eye out for on the roads. Texting and driving, for instance, is becoming a more serious issue in Texas every year, while failing to wear a seat belt also catches many drivers off guard. Fortunately, […]

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What is Constructive Possession?

January 11th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Drug Crime

Under Texas law, there are two forms of possession, either of which can result in serious drug possession charges. The first of these forms is known as actual possession and as its name suggests, occurs when law enforcement officers actually find illegal drugs in a person’s direct physical possession, such as in their hands or […]

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