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Understanding Texas Tampering with Evidence Laws

Posted on January 17, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you or someone you love is facing evidence tampering charges, if you’ve been apprehended, or you are currently under investigation for the offense, it is essential to seek out a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney now. Whether you’re facing false accusations or you made an error in attempting to cover up evidence relating to alleged wrongdoings, you must take action now. An evidence tampering conviction may have...

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Preparing a Legal Defense for Court

Posted on January 10, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Facing a criminal charge is an extremely stressful experience. It can turn anyone’s world upside down. Although this situation may seem overwhelming, it is essential to know that: The defendant is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt Various defense options may be available to the defendant’s case Engaging a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer can help the defendant to formulate a strong defense If you or...

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How Criminal Cases Start and How the Prosecution Operates

Posted on January 3, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

In Texas, a criminal investigation starts either by an individual filing a complaint about a crime or a crime occurring. If an individual files a police compliant, they allege someone committed a crime against them such as stalking or assault. The alleged victim may name the person they know or believed committed the crime. The police take the information given and investigate to determine if a...

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What are Inconsistent Verdicts?

Posted on December 27, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you or a loved one asks, "What are inconsistent verdicts?" you're in good company. Many judges, juries, prosecutors, and attorneys question inconsistent verdicts. At the time a jury verdict is announced, many months or years of hard work is complete. In most criminal cases, but particularly those dealing with complex issues, multiple parties, or claims, the jury may provide an inconsistent verdict. In fact, when one performs...

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How to Help a Loved One That Is Arrested on Christmas

Posted on December 20, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

With the winter holidays approaching, consider what to do if your loved one gets arrested on Christmas. Perhaps it’s already happened before. You’re sound asleep and the phone rings at 2:00 a.m. You immediately imagine that a friend or family has passed away or is involved in serious car accident. When you pick up the phone, you learn something that’s almost as alarming. Your close friend or family...

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