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Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Defense

Posted on June 20, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

After an arrest, an individual may have endless questions and feel like they have no one to answer them. It’s normal to have questions after being arrested for a crime in Texas. Remember, just because a person is arrested for a crime does not mean a guilty verdict will occur in the near future. Although we can’t answer every question related to a Texas criminal defense,...

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Common Juvenile Crimes Committed During the Summer

Posted on June 6, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Federal and state government data reflect the fact that the number of juvenile arrests has declined since 2010. However, juvenile offenders continue to face significant criminal penalties as well as life-altering consequences after violating Texas laws. The summer months should be viewed as restorative time after a busy school year and a period in which to make lifelong memories with friends and acquaintances. It shouldn’t be viewed...

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Texas Court Blocks Revenge Porn Law

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The Texas appeals court has blocked the earlier revenge porn law [the Relationship Privacy Act, SB 1135(2015)] due to Constitutional concerns. The law previously prohibited the promotion or disclosure of intimate images without obtaining consent from the individual(s) depicted. (more…)

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Is Identity Theft a Federal Crime?

Posted on April 25, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you have questions about whether identity theft is a federal crime, the short answer is—yes, identity theft may be a federal crime. In this post, we discuss the differences between state and federal identity theft charges and the punishments for these crimes. (more…)

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Can I Be Forced to Testify as a Witness?

Posted on April 18, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you have witnessed a crime, or if you have information the court deems important in a trial, you may have questions about when and if the court may force you to testify. (more…)

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