Life’s no picnic for people with felony criminal charges in Texas. The consequences loom. The sense of uncertainty can be overwhelming. But here’s the good news—you don’t have to deal with the situation alone.
Armed with our knowledge, a robust defense strategy, and our experienced Texas DWI lawyers, you can conquer even the toughest felony charges.
The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates provides extensive legal representation for people charged with DWI offenses throughout Greater Houston. Our law offices are located in Houston, Galveston, and League City. If you need to speak with a defense attorney regarding felony DWI charges, contact us today at 713-802-1631.
High Stakes Cases
Felony Criminal Charges
In the Texas Penal Code, crimes are classified in two main categories: misdemeanors and felonies. While misdemeanors carry their share of woes, it’s the felonies that truly pack a punch.
In Texas, felonies are classified into five categories: State Jail, Third Degree, Second Degree, First Degree, and Capital felonies. (We could say six if we included enhanced 1st Degree felony charges.)
Penalties range from 180 days in a state jail and fines up to $10,000 for State Jail felonies, to life imprisonment or the death penalty for Capital felonies.
A Look at Texas Criminal Procedure
The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure defines the rules for the legal journey you’re about to embark upon. The voyage begins with an arrest and, can sometimes, culminate with a trial. Sandwiched between these two points are a series of pivotal steps—booking, arraignment, pretrial motions, plea negotiations, and the list goes on.
Each step is critical. Each decision can tip the scales of justice. That’s where we come in.
Holding the Line
Your Defense Against Felony Charges
When you’re looking at a felony charge, there’s no substitute for a rigorous, well-crafted defense strategy. At the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we’re not just about defending you—we’re about winning.
Unearthing the Facts
Every criminal case hinges on the facts. As your legal representatives, we’ll dig deep into the details of your case. We’ll examine every bit of evidence, scrutinize every witness, and question every aspect of the prosecution’s case.
Challenging the State’s Evidence
The Texas Rules of Evidence govern that which be considered by the judge or jury in your case. As your defenders, we’ll challenge the admissibility of any evidence that doesn’t meet these stringent standards. It’s our professional responsibility to do so. Whether it’s a breathalyzer result in a DWI case, or a potentially coerced confession, we’ll leave no stone unturned in our quest to ensure that only valid evidence is used against you.
Exploiting Legal Loopholes
Every legal system has its gray areas—call them loopholes if you will.
As seasoned criminal defense attorneys, we’ve spent years learning the intricacies of the Texas Penal Code in addition to the Code of Criminal Procedure. We’ll scrutinize every aspect of your case for potential procedural errors that could tip the balance in your favor.
The Fine Art of Jury Selection
Here in Texas, jury selection (voir dire) is more than just a process—it’s an art. As your legal team, we’ll strive to ensure that the jury chosen is as impartial as possible. Jury selection is about more than just finding 12 people. It’s about finding the right 12 people to hear your case.
Plea Bargaining: A Potential Ace
Plea bargains often get a bad rap, but in the right circumstances, they’re a game-changer. If the cards are stacked against you, a well-negotiated plea can potentially reduce your charges. A good plea deal can also limit your sentence, or even result in a dismissal. It’s not about admitting defeat—it’s about playing smart.
Taking It to Trial
If your case does go to trial, rest assured we’ll bring our A-game. We’ll construct an engaging narrative, present persuasive evidence, and drive home powerful arguments. We’ll also leverage our extensive knowledge of Texas law to poke holes in the prosecution’s case.
Our job is to inspire reasonable doubt of your guilt in court. That’s exactly what we’ll work on with your defense.
Stand Strong with the Right Defense
When you’re facing felony charges in Texas, the future can seem daunting. However, a criminal charge is not a conviction. With the right legal representation, you can fight back, stand strong, and emerge victorious.
In the Greater Houston area, we’re that representation. We’re your lifeline in the storm. We’re committed to providing you with a robust, personalized defense aimed at achieving the best possible outcome. In the battle against felony charges, you’re not alone. We’re right there with you—every step of the way.
Tad Nelson & Associates
Experienced Felony Case Lawyers
Our law firm provides 100% free consultations, affordable attorney fees, and effective legal representation. We have offices in Houston, Galveston, and League City.