Galveston, TX is a historic island town about 50 miles south of Houston, Texas and by some measures, the frequency of travel from the big city to the big island makes the Houston-Galveston region seem like one big neighborhood filled with passionate Texans who live and die for a good time on the island. There are so many festivals and tourists attractions in Galveston that they even draw people from outside of Texas so often that Galveston is considered a major tourist attraction.
About Galveston, Texas
Galveston is part Southern, part Texan, abloom with towering oleanders of every color and has more history and stories than cities 20 times its size. Part of what is entrancing about Galveston is that it is so much a town in its own right, and it always has been. Even today, many residents refer to is as “The Republic of Galveston Island” because it is so unlike the rest of Texas.
In 1528, when the first Europeans landed, Galveston Island was home to Akokisa and Karankawa Indians who camped, fished and hunted the swampy land and buried their dead here. The Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca was shipwrecked on the Island and lived among the Karankawa for several years as a medicine man and slave. In the late 1600’s, French explorer Robert Cavelier La Salle claimed this area for King Louis and named it St. Louis. MORE
Things To Do In Galveston
Galveston’s attractions are second to none when it comes to justifying a reason to drive out. To give you an idea of what we mean, we’ve listed a number of Galveston area tourist attractions below.
- Moody Gardens and Their 3D Theater
- Galveston Island
- Schlitterbahn Waterpark
- Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
- Sun Time Watersports
- Galveston Railroad Museum
- Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
- Texas Seaport Museum/ELISSA
Galveston Law Enforcement
Keep in mind that when in Galveston, one is in Texas. This means that law enforcement and a stronghold on morality, or at least whats left of it, is the primary focus of the State of Texas when it comes to putting officers in the field to uphold the law, and very important to us residents as well.
Like all cities, there’s a criminal element and a need to respond/counter it. This is especially true when maintaining societal order in a tourist environment where there are people who are looking to take advantage of tourists, and tourists who end up arrested for criminal offenses themselves.
In short, there are also people who may not be criminals that become criminals as a result for being caught with drugs, or stopped by police, found to be intoxicated, and charged with a DWI offense. Galveston lawyer Tad Nelson has represented many people accused of drug and DWI related offenses for people visiting Galveston from Houston, as well as those who live on the island or visit from out of state.
A Local Expert
A born and raised Galvestonian, Tad Nelson of “The Nelson Firm” knows what it takes to successfully challenge any allegations of criminal wrongdoing as alleged by Galveston Police and Galveston County Sheriffs. Having any time of criminal offense on your record, no matter how minor it may seem, can potentially have devastating effects on you for a lifetime. Wherever you go, your criminal record will follow and this can prevented if you are represented by a lawyer with experience litigating criminal cases in the court of law on behalf of his clients. Not only is he a lawyer, but he is also a scientist.
If you are planning to visit Galveston, TX and you end up in a riff with the law, contact Galveston DWI Lawyer Tad Nelson of The Nelson Firm to learn as much as you can about any legal recourse you may have, as well as for an opportunity to develop a strategy to fight your charges. Visit his website for directions to his Galveston office.