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Criminal Law Practice Areas

Houston criminal defense lawyers Tad Nelson & Amber Spurlock will defend your rights if you’ve been charged with a criminal offense in Houston, Texas. We also fight cases in which the defendant has indicted by a grand jury at the behest of the Federal Government.

Homicide & Murder Cases

In the state of Texas, a death penalty state, a criminal case involving murder, or other loss of life, is one of the most serious types of criminal offenses you can face. Whether you’ve been accused of capital murder, negligent homicide, murder for hire, vehicular homicide, intoxicated manslaughter, or attempted murder, we can help.

Homicide Defense

Drug Crimes

Accused of the possession or distribution of cocaine, crack, marijuana, meth, or other controlled substance in Houston? Houston criminal lawyers Tad Nelson and Amber Spurlock have proven defense strategies for fighting such criminal charges. Contact us for help fighting the government’s charges against you. We can be reached by phone at 713-659-0909.

Drug Crimes

Assault & Violence

Being accused of domestic violence, or other form of assault, in Texas is a serious matter. Criminal cases involving assault are based on a law laden with gray areas requiring the guidance of a lawyer with experience dealing with assault cases. Talk with us if you’ve been accused of family violence, or charged with assault, and intend to fight the allegations against you.

Assault Cases

Houston Theft Crimes

Theft related crimes are seen as serious criminal offenses of high moral turpitude. If you or someone you love has been charged with theft, shoplifting, burglary, robbery, or an identity crime, call us immediately for a case review. Houston defense attorneys Tad Nelson & Amber Spurlock have over 30 years of experience fighting Texas prosecutors in the court of law when it comes to theft cases. Under no circumstance should you allow a conviction for a theft crime go on your record without putting up a fight.

Theft, Robbery, and Shoplifting Cases

Juvenile Defense

There’s nothing more rewarding to us than being able to help defend a young person who has been accused of a criminal offense in Houston. We understand the impact on the life of a young person convicted of a criminal offense and will exhaust all efforts when it comes to their defense. Whether its an internet crime, underage drinking, or shoplifting, we have the experience, and the know how, to attack the prosecution’s case on all fronts. In some cases when a juvenile defendant is found guilty, we may be able to have the criminal record sealed.

Juvenile Criminal Defense

Sex Crimes in Houston

At The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates we pride ourselves in providing an aggressive defense for people who have been charged with a sex crime. In our experience as criminal defense lawyers, we’ve found that most allegations of indecency with a child and possession of child pornography are unfounded. In other cases, guilt is evident and we’ve been hired to seek probation, a reduction in the severity of charges, or a minimal punishment. If you’ve been accused of a sex crime in Houston, call criminal law attorney Tad Nelson at 713-659-0909.

Sex Crimes Defense

Houston & Harris County DWI & DUI Cases

Driving while intoxicated is a seen as a public enemy by many, but doesn’t mean you don’t have a right to the presumption of innocence. These types of criminal offenses are harshly prosecuted in the Texas criminal justice system. If you’ve been charged with a DWI or DUI in the Houston area, contact either criminal lawyers Tad Nelson or Amber Spurlock as soon as possible.

Houston criminal attorney Tad Nelson is Board Certified® in criminal law per the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a graduate of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD). If you’re serious about fighting the charge talk with attorney Tad Nelson about it. We’re among the best suited attorneys in Houston to address allegations of criminally driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

DWI & DUI Defense

Federal Criminal Defense

Crimes of federal distinction are those which violate U.S. criminal law in a way that warrants the superseding of state and local prosecution due to national interests.

The broadened scope of federal prosecution is intended to protect national interests. When fighting accusations of federal criminal charges, the stakes are higher than ever due to the harsh sentencing often sought by United States Attorneys, and the vast resources available to federal prosecutors. If you have any questions about federal cases, contact us.

Federal Criminal Defense Litigation

Remove Criminal Records

The appearance of criminal records on any background check can have a serious effect on where you live, whether or not you are allowed to enroll in certain institutions of higher learning, as well as impact your ability to find work, or start a career in some fields. Although some offenses are ineligible to be expunged, other felony or misdemeanor criminal offenses may be eligible for expunction or non-disclosure 2 – 5 years after completing any deferred adjudication probationary period.

Expungement & Criminal Record Sealing