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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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You Can’t Beat The Ride, But We Can Beat The Charge!
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.

This awarded him the distinction of being one of a small percentage of practicing DWI attorneys in Greater Houston who hold such credentials.


Alcohol & You

Avoiding DWI Arrests

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

Alcohol Awareness

Our alcohol awareness section includes info related to alcohol & your health, a working BAC Calculator, and more!

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 AssociatesDriving While Intoxicated: A Basic Overview
    Deadly or crippling crash accidents that involve alcohol happen around every 20 minutes in Texas. It is imperative that drivers take responsibility for their actions, and not drink and drive. The first drink might not seem like much, but impairment starts with it. Your body’s ability to handle alcohol is affected by a variety of
  • Tad Nelson and AssociatesTexas Drunk Driver Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison
    In our last post, we discussed some of the issues Texas lawmakers are debating regarding the penalties for driving while intoxicated. In the face of statistical evidence of the increasing number of DWI crashes — as well as a persistent number of multiple DWI offenders — some believe that a new approach may be in
  • Tad Nelson and AssociatesHow Federal Law Affects Texas’ Ban on Open Containers in Cars
    You probably know that Texas has laws prohibiting the possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. You may also be aware that the penalties for DWI may be greater in cases where there is also an open-container violation. But what you may not know is that federal law also plays a
  • Tad Nelson and AssociatesMADD To Fight Drunk Driving with Interlock Breathalyzers
    According to one study, the average offender has driven while intoxicated 80 times before being caught the first time. But often offenders are not caught before a serious and sometimes even fatal accident occurs. In recent years Texas has recorded some of the highest numbers of intoxicated-driving deaths in nation. A Texas based organization, Mothers
  • Tad Nelson and AssociatesWhen Must Police Mirandize You Following a DWI Accident?
    Houston-area police will not cut you any slack following an accident where they suspect you were driving drunk. DWI accidents are a serious matter, and police will move quickly to try and preserve what they consider relative evidence. However, police should never take shortcuts when it comes to protecting your constitutional rights, especially in a
  • Houston Open Container Violation ExpunctionExpunging an Open Container Violation
    In Texas, being accused of committing an open container violation can have serious repercussions. Fortunately, it is possible to get these kinds of charges removed from one’s criminal record. If you were recently accused of having an open container of alcohol in your vehicle and have questions about the permanency of the resulting criminal record,
  • Tad Nelson and AssociatesTexas Officials Plan No Refusal Initiative Against Drunk Driving
    In terms of energy and patriotic expression, Texas Fourth of July celebrations may make local residents proud. However, they might also be some of the year’s most dangerous, at least in terms of drunk driving accidents. Last year, intoxicated drivers contributed to 133 motor vehicle accidents throughout the state — on Independence Day alone. Officials

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