Common Reasons People Drink and Drive

January 24th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Drunk Driving, DWI

Although most people understand the risk and legal consequences of a DWI, drinking and driving remains a common problem in Houston and Galveston. So why do people still drive drunk? There are a number of possible explanations. People Do Not Know Their Limits Under Texas law, a person is considered driving under the influence if […]

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Texas Motorcycle DWI Laws

October 25th, 2016 by admin in DWI

According to the most recent figures from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are approximately 4,700 motorcyclists killed in a “motor vehicle traffic crash” each year. The NHTSA said about 28 percent of these reported fatalities involved drivers who were legally intoxicated—i.e., they had a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent or higher. Overall, […]

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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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Boating While Intoxicated in Galveston

February 24th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in DWI

Galveston Bay and Trinity Bay are popular locations for recreational boating. And while many people choose to enjoy alcoholic beverages while out on the water, anyone operating a boat must be mindful of Texas law. Boating while intoxicated is just as much a legal offense under as driving a car while under the influence. What Is […]

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Intoxication Assault and Intoxication Manslaughter

January 13th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in DWI, Underage Drinking

You may think drunk driving is not that big of a deal. But if you injure—or kill—someone while operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you are likely to face felony criminal charges. Under Texas law, both “intoxication assault” and “intoxication manslaughter” are criminal offenses separate and apart from DUI/DWI. Intoxication Assault If […]

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Texans on Sobriety Checkpoints Survey

December 21st, 2015 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, DWI, Underage Drinking, Understanding Texas Law

At the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we regularly represent people that have been accused of drunk driving and other crimes. In order to better understand our clientele, we conducted a survey in which we asked Texans whether they would vote for a bill that would introduce sobriety checkpoints to Texas if it […]

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The Consequences of Having Alcohol in a Car in Texas

December 2nd, 2015 by Tad Nelson in DWI

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious offense in the state of Texas. However, DWI is not the only alcohol-related offense that exists under Texas law. The general public often does not realize that in Texas, and many other states, not only is illegal to drive with a certain blood alcohol content (BAC), but it […]

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Minors and Drinking in Galveston

October 13th, 2015 by Tad Nelson in DWI, Underage Drinking

Texas law prohibits individuals who are under the age of 21 to purchase, attempt to purchase, possess, or consume alcoholic beverages. It is also illegal for minors to be intoxicated in public or to misrepresent their age in order to obtain alcoholic beverages. Nonetheless, underage drinking in Galveston and the state of Texas continues to […]

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Enhanced Offenses In Connection With A Brazoria County DWI

October 10th, 2015 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, DWI

When someone is convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI), they have to deal with all the consequences of that act. However, if they cause harm to themselves, to others or to property, they may be on the proverbial hook for what Texas law refers to as an enhanced offense. Enhanced offenses are designed to ensure […]

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