Not all of those who are involved in DWI accidents are fortunate enough to avoid causing or suffering some sort of physical injury. In fact, it is not uncommon in these types of cases, for the person accused of driving while under the influence to also be charged with intoxication assault, or even manslaughter. Those […]
Driving while intoxicated or “DWI” is a harshly prosecuted offense in the Galveston, Houston, and League City area. If you feel you’ve been unfairly accused of a DWI offense, articles in this section will educate you on the atmosphere in Texas for DWI offenders. Informative blog postings from one of Houston’s top DWI lawyers, attorney Tad A. Nelson of the Law Offices of Tad Nelson and Associates. Information in this category is strictly related to drunk driving charges.
Having an open container of alcohol in one’s vehicle won’t significantly affect the severity of the penalties that a person faces if convicted of driving while intoxicated. Being in possession of an open container can, however, hurt someone’s DWI case in other ways, so if you were recently arrested for driving under the influence in […]
Causing an accident while intoxicated comes with serious penalties in Texas. This is true even in minor accidents when no one was hurt, as drivers face charges not only for driving under the influence, but also for recklessly damaging or destroying someone else’s property. When combined, these charges can have significant repercussions, so if you […]
Motorists in Texas are prohibited from possessing an open container of alcohol, not only while driving but also while parked or stopped, as long as the vehicle is located on a public road. Although many people don’t realize it, this prohibition applies to anyone who is sitting in a passenger area, even if they never […]
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 […]
There is still some confusion regarding the scope of Texas open container laws. Some people believe that it is illegal to have an open container of alcohol in any public place, such as a local park or while walking down the street. In reality, this will depend on where you live. As far as Texas […]
Judge Refuses to Accept That “Traumatic Brain Injury” Deprived Defendant of Ability to Consent to Blood Draw
A DWI accident will always draw the attention of law enforcement. If an innocent person is killed in the accident, the drunk driver can be charged with intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony in Texas. As with any DWI case, the prosecution must prove the defendant was intoxicated at the time of the accident, which is […]
Texas liquor laws are often confusing for many residents. Behavior that seems harmless enough can easily land you in hot water with a police officer looking to issue a citation. That is why it is important for everyone to understand what the law does–and does not–allow when it comes to alcohol and public places. One […]
Can Police Obtain My Consent for a Blood Draw While I’m Recovering in the Hospital from an Auto Accident?
When you are injured in a car accident and receiving emergency medical treatment, that would not seem like the ideal time to be answering questions. Yet when police suspect drunk driving played a role in your accident, it is common practice for officers to immediately question a potential defendant. As with all such police interviews, […]
Texas is one of the most popular states when it comes to purchases of motorhomes and recreational vehicles. Indeed, many Texans spend a good part of the year living full-time out of their vehicles. And while most activities of daily RV or motorhome living do not raise any legal issues, there is one thing you […]