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Implied Consent in Texas

August 16th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in DWI

If you have been arrested on suspicion of DWI in League City or Galveston, the first thing that police will likely do is ask you to submit to a blood or breath test. Texas, like most states, has an “implied consent” law that imposes certain penalties if a person refuses to submit to such tests. […]

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Passion Murder vs. Premeditated Murder

July 19th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

The term “crime of passion” is often used by the media to describe certain sensational murder cases. The archetype of a crime of passion is the jealous spouse who arrives at home, finds their partner in bed with someone else, and then proceeds to shoot and kill them both in a fit of rage. So […]

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Simple Ways to Protect Yourself Online

July 12th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

The Internet is an essential part of modern daily life. But along with the conveniences afforded by online services, there are also legal risks. And while staying safe online is often a matter of common sense, it is important to constantly take stock of your own Internet practices to make sure you are not inadvertently […]

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Common Sex Crimes Allegations in America’s Schools

June 23rd, 2016 by admin in Sex Crime

The term “sex crimes” is usually associated with rape or violent assault. But sex crimes, particularly those involving school-age children, include a wide category of offenses, many of which might seem benign to you. There is nothing benign, however, about the serious effects of a sex crimes conviction. Statutory Rape Forcible rape is a crime […]

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Determining Your Rights In Your Divorce

June 16th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Divorce

A divorce is often a traumatic experience for both parties (and their children). Aside from the emotional aspect, divorce is also a legal proceeding. And as with any matter involving the courts, it is important to understand your rights under the law. You Have the Right to Contest the Divorce In Texas, either spouse may […]

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What Is the Difference Between Fault and No-Fault Divorce?

June 8th, 2016 by admin in Divorce

Ending a marriage is never an easy decision, nor is divorce a simple process. The spouse seeking a divorce must offer one or more grounds for ending the marriage. Under Texas law there are seven such grounds. Six of these grounds implicate the other spouse was “at fault,” while the seventh is commonly referred to as […]

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What to Do If You’re Falsely Accused of a Sex Crime

June 2nd, 2016 by admin in Sex Crime

There are many reasons why someone might make a false accusation of rape, sexual assault, child molestation, or a similar sex crime: A parent looking to gain the upper hand in a custody battle, an angry ex-partner seeking revenge, or just someone looking to extort money. Whatever the reason, if you have been falsely accused of […]

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Why You May Not Be Guilty of Receiving Stolen Property in Texas

May 24th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

There was recently a high-profile case in New York involving a couple that owned a diamond pendant that turned out to be stolen property. The rightful owner had loaned the pendant to someone, who in turn sold the item without permission. The diamond then changed hands several times over the next decade before the couple […]

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Children Committing Unlawful Acts in Texas

May 4th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Family Law, Underage Drinking

Each year thousands of Texas children get into trouble with the law. Many of these cases are minor incidents that do not result in any lasting harm. But some juvenile offenses are quite serious and can result in probation, detention in a state rehabilitation facility, and in some cases even an adult prison sentence. Defining Delinquent […]

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The Crime of Passing Counterfeit U.S. Currency Carries Stiff Penalties

April 29th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Counterfeitting

Even in the age of debit cards and online banking, paper currency is still an important part of the U.S. economy. This means counterfeiting money remains a significant problem for law enforcement officials in Texas and throughout the country. Despite continuing efforts to increase the security of U.S. paper currency, counterfeiting still happens on a […]

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