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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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    When Texas readers hear about a recent 30-year prison sentence, they may assume the crime at issue was violent, or perhaps was a white collar crime involving the alleged defrauding of millions of dollars from investors. Both assumptions would be wrong, as the criminal offense in today’s story is driving while intoxicated. Under Texas law,
  • MADD Lobbies for Ignition Interlock Company
    Colleen Sheehy-Church, the president of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), recently spoke at a conference sponsored by SmartStart, an ignition interlock company, requesting the use of ignition locks for vehicles of drivers who have been convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI). MADD believes that Texas should change its DWI laws and require that first-time DWI
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    We have discussed Texas open container laws many times before. To briefly recap, if you are caught by law enforcement with any open container of liquor in the passenger area of your vehicle, you can be cited for a Class C misdemeanor, which carries a $500 fine but no jail time. Of course, if you
  • Tad Nelson and AssociatesUnderage Drinking and Driving in Galveston
    In the state of Texas, like many states, there is a zero tolerance policy for underage drinking and driving. As a result, if a person under the age of 21 operates a motor vehicle or watercraft in a public place with any detectable amount of alcohol in their system, he or she is violating the
  • Tad Nelson and AssociatesHarris County Launches New DWI program
    Houston and surrounding Harris County boast many landmarks and attractions. As the fourth-largest American city, Houston has top-rated sports teams, museums, performing arts companies, and nightlife. Additional highlights include the NASA Johnson Space Center, the port of Houston, iconic architecture and bridges of the Houston skyline, and nearby Galveston beaches. One distinction, however, is more
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    Like most states, Texas has enacted a Dram Shop Act in order to hold businesses that sell alcohol legally responsible for “over-serving” intoxicated customers. Dram shop laws typically come into play in personal injury and wrongful death claims that arise from the actions of an intoxicated individual to whom a business negligently over-served alcohol. While the
  • Admitting to an Open Container Violation Can Land You in More Serious Legal Trouble
    Open container violations are often a police officer’s gateway into conducting a warrantless search of a motor vehicle. And once inside the car, any other contraband discovered by the officer–including illegal drugs–may be used as evidence against the vehicle’s driver or passengers. This is why it is important to always remember you have the right

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The Law Office of Tad Nelson & Associates • 1221 Studewood St • Houston, TX 77008
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