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Criminal Justice Resources

If you’re interested in learning more about the law, finding your towed car, or finding out if a warrant was issued in your name or that of a loved one, you’ll find the informational resources you’ll need on this page. Keep in mind the information on this is geared towards case in and around the Houston, TX metro-area. If you need help or would like to speak with an attorney about your situation, don’t hesitate to call Tad or Amber at 713-489-7373.

Texas Law & DWI Cases

A general overview of Texas criminal law and DWI offenses.

If you’re interested in finding out what the criminal penalty is for any particular DWI offense in the state of Texas, the information on this page will help you. If you want to learn more about what happens after a person is convicted of a DWI offense in Texas, visit the link below.


Harris County, TX

Informational resources for Harris County, TX.

If you’re looking for booking information, to locate a person that’s in the Harris County jail or other judicial resources specific to Harris County, TX, visit the link below.


Houston Sobering Center

A place to sober up without the baggage of a criminal charge.

The sobering center has a unique blend of peer coaching, emergency medical technicians and behavioral health professionals to assist client needs. Information and referrals to recovery resources in the community is provided if needed. They’re open 24/7 with the capacity to serve 68 men and 16 women at once. The sobering center has kept a bad night from becoming a worse night for thousands of Houstonians and visitors from out of town who never receive an arrest record and avoid a night in jail.


Understanding Ignition Interlock Devices

Learn more about DWI detection technology.

A full overview of Auto-Breathalyzers, how to avoid having them installed on your vehicle, and possible defenses for beating DWI charges.


Find Your Towed Car

Was your car towed in Houston? Use the link below to find it.

If you or a loved one was arrested by police then your car was likely arrested as well. To find out where your car is being impounded, click the link below to find out if your vehicle is stored in any of the City of Houston’s approved storage slots.


Houston Police Dept. Inmate Search

Looking for someone in an Houston city jail?

The link below is an inmate search resource provided by the Houston Police Department for persons seeking to discover if a person they are searching for is in the custody of the Houston Police Department.


Houston Police Department

Looking for someone in an Houston city jail?

The main law enforcement agency charged with serving the needs of the Mayor, and enforcing law in the City of Houston proper.


If you need to talk with a lawyer about a criminal charge as a result of HPD involvement, we would love to hear from you. Call Houston DWI Lawyer Tad A. Nelson at any time of the day or night by calling 713-489-7373.

Search for a Warrant in Houston, TX

Think you have a COH Warrant? Find out now.

If you’re concerned about whether or not there’s a warrant out for your arrest or that of a family member, you can find out immediately by searching the City of Houston’s warrant database. Keep in mind that the warrant search is for City of Houston warrants only.

VISIT WEBSITE (You may have to call. The warrant search feature is missing.)

Texas Law, The Constitution & Statutes

Interested in becoming more familiar with law?

An informed citizen is a powerful beacon of light for a citizenry that’s generally in the dark. At our law firm, we pride ourselves on encouraging everyday Houstonians to take a few minutes out of each week to learn more about the laws of our great state. If you would to dive into Texas law, click the link below and you’ll be directed to the Texas Constitution, it’s laws and statutes.


Winning DWI Cases in Houston

A criminal charge does NOT imply a future guilty finding.

When a person is arrested and charged with a crime in Houston, a decision must be made about whether or not to put the state’s case to the test. If you’re innocent of the charge against you, don’t feel that you were rightfully and lawfully arrested, or if you just want to challenge the state, it’s important to understand that the odds may be in your favor and not to succumb to the pressures and threats of Harris County prosecutors.

The link below offers a general overview of Tad’s philosophy on beating Houston DWI cases in the court of law.