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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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  • 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 AssociatesWhat Is the Difference Between “Detained” and “Under Arrest” Following a DWI Accident?
    A DWI accident is obviously more complicated than the run-of-the-mill drunk driving arrest. There tend to be more police involved with the investigation of an accident, especially where someone has been seriously injured or killed. And if you are the person suspected of causing the accident, you need to be prepared to deal with the
  • Tad Nelson and Associates6 Things You Need to Know About Texas Open Container Laws
    Everyone knows that drunk driving is illegal in Texas. What you may not know is that there are additional rules that apply when an open container of alcohol is found in a car. Even when there is no proof of drunk driving, the open container alone can land you in legal trouble. With that in
  • New York Football Fan Blamed Open-Container DWI Arrest on Team’s Poor PerformanceNew York Football Fan Blamed Open-Container DWI Arrest on Team’s Poor Performance
    Here is a story that many sports fans can relate to: Your team has just lost another game in the midst of a terrible season, so you decide to drown your sorrows by having a few drinks. In and of itself, there is nothing wrong with this. But if you decide to get behind the
  • Should You Testify at Your DWI Trial?
    All criminal defendants have a Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, which means the prosecutor cannot force you to testify. But should you? Are there advantages or disadvantages? These are difficult questions to answer. As experienced DWI defense attorneys, our initial reaction is that DWI suspects should not testify. The problem is that you might say
  • Traffic Police Handheld Breathalyzer Showing Drunkenness Do NotWhat’s the Penalty in Texas for Driving With a BAC of 0.15 Percent?
    It is common knowledge that the legal blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for drunk driving in Texas is 0.08 percent. BAC varies depending on a person’s weight, metabolism, and the type of alcohol consumed. But just to give you a rough idea, a 160-pound man will likely be at or over 0.08 percent BAC after 3
  • Board Certified DWI Lawyer Tad A NelsonDoes Drinking Wine Out of a Pringles Can While Driving Around a Parking Lot Qualify as an “Open Container” Violation?
    Texas law enforcement officers are often asked to respond to unusual situations. One of the more notable incidents this year involved a call to the Wichita Falls police from a local Walmart. According to the Wal-Mart’s employees, there was a woman who had spent several hours driving around the store’s parking lot in an electric

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