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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.


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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    During the holiday season, many Houston-area residents will attend social gatherings where alcohol is served. Aside from the obvious–never drive while intoxicated–it is also important to remember Texas has strict open container laws. So while it is perfectly legal to transport unopened beer, wine, and liquor bottles in your car or truck, make sure there
  • Board Certified DWI Lawyer Tad A NelsonDWI Wrecks Can Lead to Financially Crippling “Restitution”
    A DWI-related auto accident can leave you facing not just serious jail time, but also a crippling financial debt. In addition to criminal fines for intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter, a judge can order you to pay restitution to any victims of the accident. And this can leave you on the hook for a six-figure
  • Tad Nelson and AssociatesEducational & Intervention Programs Following a DWI Conviction
    Texas takes drunk driving seriously. Even a single conviction for DUI/DWI carries significant consequences. In Texas, a first offender can face up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. In addition, the offender may lose his driver’s license for up to two years. What Is an Alcohol Education Program? If you are convicted
  • Tad Nelson and AssociatesCourt of Criminal Appeals Throws Out “Deadly Weapon” Finding in DWI Accident Case
    In a criminal prosecution arising from a DWI accident, a court will often make an “affirmative finding” that the defendant “used or exhibited a deadly weapon” in the commission of the offense. The “deadly weapon” in this context is the car itself. And while not all felony DWI cases require such a finding, when one
  • Evidence-Harris County-DWI-DUI-HoustonWhat Does the State Need to Prove to Convict Someone of Intoxication Assault in Texas?
    Those who are involved in car accidents and who were drinking prior to their crash often face serious allegations of intoxication assault if someone else was injured in the collision. This is true even for drivers who don’t exceed the .08 percent legal limit. Intoxication assault charges should be taken seriously, as conviction comes with
  • First DWI Resulting in a CollisionFirst DWI Resulting in a Collision
    Most first time DWI offenses are charged as misdemeanors, which means that defendants are often able to avoid jail time. This is not, however, always the case for first time DWI offenders who also are also accused of causing an accident. In fact, being involved in an accident while intoxicated usually means that a person
  • Tad Nelson and AssociatesWhat Happens When a DWI Accident Leads to an Intoxication Assault Charge?
    A Texas woman who struck a group of bicyclists has recently been charged with intoxication assault. Upon arrest, the 50-year-old woman she showed signs of intoxication. The report shows that she struck a group of five bicyclists, leading to the death of one. One other bicyclist suffered from bruises and fractures, but is expected to

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The Law Office of Tad Nelson & Associates • 1221 Studewood St • Houston, TX 77008
PHONE: 713-802-1631

Houston • Galveston • Clear Lake • League City

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