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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Aggressive Driving

December 7th, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

Having a traffic violation on your record can affect your insurance rates and even result in the suspension of your driver’s license, so if you were recently cited with aggressive driving or received another type of traffic violation, it is important to speak with an experienced traffic violations lawyer in Houston, Galveston or League City […]

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How Do I Reinstate My Driver’s License?

November 9th, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

Most traffic violations come with fines and the addition of points on a person’s driving record. However, in Texas, motorists who are convicted of multiple traffic violations face more serious penalties, including the suspension of their driver’s license. While it is possible to have a license reinstated, doing so can be complicated, so if your […]

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The Role of a Jury in Dealing With Contested Traffic Tickets

October 9th, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

When you receive a traffic ticket in Texas, you have the right to contest that ticket in court. These cases are normally tried in a municipal court, which has jurisdiction over Class C misdemeanors punishable by fines only–no jail time–such as traffic violations. By default, you will receive a jury trial, unless you agree in […]

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Are There Traffic Ticket “Quotas” in Texas?

September 9th, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

If you have been pulled over and cited for a traffic violation, you might be wondering if the officer is not just trying to fulfill some “quota” assigned to them by their superiors. Indeed, the idea of traffic ticket quotas has been in popular culture for many years. But do they actually exist? More to […]

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Failing to Report Property Damage in a Car Accident Can Lead to Jail Time

August 10th, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

When you are involved in a minor traffic accident with another car, you should always get out and exchange information with the other driver. The same applies if you are involved in an accident that damages a fixture or structure while driving–you should always notify the property owner there has been an accident. Indeed, failure […]

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What Is the Penalty for Speeding in an Active Construction Zone in Texas?

July 13th, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

While it is always important to obey the posted speed limits on Houston-area roads, you need to be especially careful when driving in and around active construction zones. Under state law, the minimum and maximum fines for speeding in a “construction or maintenance work zone” are double the normal amounts if there are “workers present” […]

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Is Drag Racing Actually a Crime in Texas?

June 10th, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

Drag racing is a popular sport in Texas. But it is important to distinguish the legal, organized sport of drag racing–i.e., events held at tracks and sanctioned by governing bodies–from individuals conducting their own late-night races on public highways. The latter is a misdemeanor traffic violation that can quickly escalate to a felony if someone […]

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Texas Woman Sentenced to 150 Days in Jail for Driving with “Altered” Vehicle Registration Sticker

May 8th, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

If you have ever been pulled over for a traffic violation, you know the first thing a police officer will ask you to do is provide your “license and registration.” With respect to the latter, it is important to make sure your vehicle’s registration is always kept current. And of course, you should never display […]

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I Just Received a Traffic Ticket? What Do I Need to Know About My Legal Rights?

April 10th, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

For many Houston-area residents, dealing with a traffic ticket is usually their first interaction with the local court system. Many people in this situation do not fully understand their rights and obligations under the law. With that in mind, here is a brief overview of what happens after a police officer issues you a traffic […]

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