What You Need to Know About Texas Traffic Laws and Taillamps

October 12th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses, Traffic violations attorney, Understanding Texas Law

A broken taillight is often a pretext for police to initiate a traffic stop. Indeed, it is a traffic violation to operate a modern vehicle (one made after 1960) without at least two functioning taillamps. According to Section 547.322 of the Texas Transportation Code, the taillamps must be mounted on the rear of a vehicle […]

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Understanding How Speed Limits Work in Houston

May 10th, 2019 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

A speeding ticket is perhaps the most common traffic violation committed by Houston-area residents. And if you have just received your first ticket, you may be shocked by the amount of the fine. You may also be unaware of your legal rights to challenge the ticket in court. So here is a brief overview of […]

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Dealing With Traffic Violations Arising From Improper Equipment

December 8th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in DWI, Traffic Offenses

Many traffic violations in the Houston area are the result of improper equipment rather than reckless driving. A police officer has the right to stop and ticket you if your car does not comply with all requirements of the Texas Transportation Code. And while you may dismiss a “broken taillight” or similar infraction as no […]

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