How Backing Out of a Driveway Can Lead to More Serious Criminal Charges

April 8th, 2019 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

A simple traffic violation is often the first step towards a police officer arresting someone for a more serious crime, such as drug possession or DWI. That is why all Houston-area motorists need to be aware of the rules of the road. Even a seemingly innocent act may technically violate the Texas Transportation Code–and in […]

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Traffic Violations and Drug Charges: Does the State Need to Prove Both?

December 7th, 2018 by Tad Nelson in Drug Crime, Traffic Offenses

Many drug crimes investigations in the Houston area start with a seemingly routine traffic stop. Of course, police officers cannot simply stop someone without a reason. Most of the time, the officer observes a possible traffic violation. This justifies conducting a stop, and in the course of dealing with that issue, the officer then discovers […]

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Is Touching the “Fog Line” a Traffic Violation in Texas?

February 7th, 2018 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

Houston-area police are always on the lookout for potential traffic violations that may justify stopping a driver. But sometimes the police interpret the traffic laws of Texas in an overly aggressive manner. So just because an officer insists there was a violation does not make it legally correct. Court Rejects Drug Arrest Based on Incorrect […]

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What Happens If I Drive Without Insurance in Texas?

October 9th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

If you have ever been pulled over by a police officer for a traffic violation, you know the drill. The officer will ask to see your license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. But what if you do not have insurance? Maybe you forgot to send in your monthly payment and the insurer canceled your […]

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