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Legal Defense Strategies When Accused Of A Sex Crime

Posted on March 1, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

While it is always troubling to be accused of any type of crime, people who are accused of a sex crime face a particularly difficult set of challenges. Sex crimes often bring feelings of outrage from the public and the defendant feels embarrassed for being accused of something so terrible. However, it is possible to mount a strong defense against this type of crime. Below is...

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Online Impersonation: Texas Laws and Regulations

Posted on February 22, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

In 2009, Texas lawmakers made it a criminal offense to harass someone online by using false identity. In many states the criminal offense is referred to as cyberstalking. In Texas it’s known as online impersonation. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONLINE IMPERSONATION, CONTACT THE LAW OFFICE OF BRETT A. PODOLSKY TODAY FOR AGGRESSIVE CRIMINAL DEFENSE. What is Online Impersonation? According to Penal Code Section...

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Statutory Rape Laws of Texas

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Every state has laws regarding the age of consent for sexual activity. When an adult engages in sexual activity with a child who is under the age of consent, the state may prosecute. The penalties vary depending on the severity of the crime, but they can be very harsh. In addition to penalties from the state, sex offenders are also subjected to judgement from the public and...

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Ponzi Schemes and Texas Fraud Laws

Posted on February 8, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Over the past decade a number of financial frauds have been uncovered by both federal and Texas investigators. The monetary value of these fraudulent operations has been staggering, ranging from in excess of $70 billion in the case of Bernie Madoff’s long-running Ponzi Scheme to a few thousand dollars typical of social media-based Pyramid Schemes such as the “Blessing Loom” scam currently operating on Facebook. Regardless of...

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When Are Police Allowed to Search You or Your Property?

Posted on February 1, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

When Are Police Allowed to Search You or Your Property? The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects all citizens against unlawful search and seizure. That protection allows Americans to go about their lives without the fear of unreasonable government intrusion. It is important to know when and where police searches are lawful in order for the checks and balances of society to remain in place. While police...

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