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If you or a loved one were accused of drunk driving, and you’re looking to retain an experienced DWI lawyer in the Greater Houston area to represent you in Harris County, Galveston County, or surrounding counties, contact attorney Tad Nelson immediately.

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Attorney Tad A. Nelson is a nationally known charismatic advocate of the people. As a respected attorney & legal mind, he has appeared on CNN and FOX on numerous occasions to share his opinions on the legal issues of the day.

Tad is so much more than just form; Tad’s career is built on substance. The pillars of that substance has been his thirst for knowledge and education which has led to respect gained from his colleagues, and earned from his clients.

There are numerous consequences associated with DWI convictions. You’ll need experienced professional help to beat the charge and/or to avoid the most serious criminal penalties that apply to DWI cases. Contact us or call 281-280-0100 for your case review.

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Why Choose The Law Office of Tad Nelson & Associates?

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Led by firm founder & Houston DWI attorney Tad Nelson who has more than 27 years of criminal law experience, our team of dedicated DWI defense focused lawyers work hard to reach the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Although we have offices in Houston and Galveston, our main office is in League City which is where we meet most of our Clear Lake and southeast Houston clients.

Even if you think your case is impossible, we might be able to provide a reasonable solution for you. Sometimes, this can involve taking a case to trial where we’re able to articulate our arguments better and can present our case to a jury. As a former assistant district attorney in his first few years as a lawyer, Mr. Nelson provides our team with insights into how to effectively defend our clients against strategies used by prosecuting attorneys in Harris County, Galveston County, and in surrounding jurisdictions.

We May Be Able To Save Your Texas Drivers License!

Once you’re arrested for DWI in Houston the State of Texas will motion to administratively suspend your Texas Driver License in an ALR hearing. If you’re interested in fighting to secure your driving privileges please keep in mind that we’ll only have 15 days from the day of your arrest to request a hearing to fight for your license.

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We pride ourselves on being accessible, responsive and, above all else, honest. We will give you a straightforward assessment of your situation, and we’ll always keep you up to date on the progress of your case.

Your Local Houston ACS/CHAL Lawyer-Scientist

We pride ourselves on being accessible, responsive and, above all else, honest. We will give you a straightforward assessment of your situation, and we’ll always keep you up to date on the progress of your case.

You’ll Need A Lawyer That Understands DWI Law, THE SCIENCE, & You!

Masters in Forensic Science

Tad’s hands-on experience in the lab earned Tad the designation of Lawyer-Scientist from the American Chemical Society. At the time, Tad was the 1st in Texas and 4th in the U.S. to receive this outstanding honor. Tad graduated with his Masters in Forensic Science in 2015.

Board Certified® in Criminal Law

Tad earned his Board Certification® in criminal law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Learn More) in 1996 awarding him the distinction of being one of a small percentage of practicing DWI attorneys in Greater Houston who hold such credentials.


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Learn about avoiding arrest for DWI in Houston, dealing with police during DWI sweeps, and your rights!

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Understanding The Legal Climate in Texas

Texas DWI Overview

DWI offenses in the state of Texas can fall under a number of different categories, for a number of different reasons, each of which, have their own delicate set of circumstances. In the Texas DWI Overview section of our website you’ll be able to review information related to serious DWI offenses involving loss of human life, womens’ issues, and more.

If you’re serious about fighting the state’s claim that you were operating a motor vehicle while allegedly intoxicated, few are better suited and best qualified to fight the charge than the Houston DWI attorneys of the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. Whether you were arrested in Clear Lake, Galveston, or League City, we have nearby offices and invite you to reach to us by calling 281-280-0100.

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Entries From Our Blog

  • Tad Nelson and AssociatesDallas Cowboys Player Subjected to field sobriety test
    In this second post regarding the DWI arrest of Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff, we describe in greater detail the field sobriety test at issue. As Texas readers recall, the responding officer arrived at the scene due to the nighttime motor vehicle collision, and his notes indicate that Ratliff did not show any outward
  • What Are the Steps After a DWI Arrest?
    If you are arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) under Texas law, what steps do you need to take (or avoid) after the arrest in order to stand the best chance of beating the charges you are facing or avoiding many of the serious repercussions associated with a DWI conviction? And what should you expect
  • Tad Nelson and AssociatesIgnition Interlock Devices in Texas
    Ignition interlock devices (IIDs) are designed to prevent drivers from operating a vehicle after they have ingested any amount of alcohol. An IID essentially works like a breathalyzer, in that you must blow into the device, which measures the level of alcohol in your breath, before you are permitted to drive. When a court issues
  • Tad Nelson and AssociatesTexas drunk driving suspects still have rights
    While charges of driving while intoxicated often make the news in Texas, DWI charges involving a celebrity often make front-page headlines. For that reason, Texas readers who are fans of country music may have heard that the country music singer plead guilty to drunk driving charges a few months ago and received a probationary sentence
  • Tad Nelson and AssociatesTexas drivers’ rights during a DWI stop
    Texas enforcement efforts against DWI are more aggressive than ever. For example, over the New Year’s Eve weekend, Houston-area authorities made 27 DWI arrests. Their efforts included at least three search warrants issued for blood, 10 breath tests ranging from 0.094 to 0.253, one mandatory sample, six refusals, and 10 voluntary blood samples. The search
  • gavel_2The Sobriety Checkpoint Debate
    Sobriety checkpoints are controversial for a variety of reasons. On one side of the coin, civil liberty activists and lawyers view sobriety checkpoints as an infringement of constitutional rights. And on the other side, sobriety checkpoints are understood to be effective deterrents to intoxicated drivers. What Are Sobriety Checkpoints? Sobriety checkpoints are locations on the
  • Tad Nelson and AssociatesDWI With a Child Passenger
    Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is always a serious charge. But the legal consequences of a DWI are significantly more complicated in Texas if a driver charged with DWI had a child passenger in their vehicle at the time of arrest. Texas treats such DWIs much more harshly, even in cases involving a first-time offender. First-Time

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