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How Serious is a Cyberstalking Charge?

Posted on December 30, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you have been charged with the crime of cyberstalking in Texas, you might be worried about what type of penalties you might face. The charges and trials surrounding cyberstalking can often be very complex, and the severity of your penalties may vary depending upon whether or not you have an experienced criminal defense attorney. What Is Cyberstalking in Texas? Cyberstalking occurs when a person uses electronic communication...

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Illegal Search and Seizure in Texas

Posted on December 17, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Anyone being accused of committing a crime in the state of Texas has the right to a fair investigation process. Part of this fair process includes protection against illegal search and seizure. These rights are protected by the U.S. Constitution, and determine when police are able to search and obtain evidence. Understanding what constitutes illegal search and seizure is vital to protecting your rights when being...

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Texas Law on Child Pornography

Posted on November 18, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Remember when our parents warned us about talking to strangers online? Long gone are those days! As adults, about 53% of the population think that dating sites, where you meet strangers online, are “very” or “somewhat” safe. Do you really know who you’re talking to, though? What happens if you end up in an intimate relationship with a minor? If you’ve exchanged photos or certain text messages,...

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How Serious Are Trespassing Laws in Texas?

Posted on November 11, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Did you know that about 100 Texans get fatally injured each year after trespassing onto railroad tracks? Trespassing is not only dangerous, but it's also considered a crime in Texas. These laws have been put into place to protect both property owners and individuals who might otherwise wander onto someone else's property. Have you or a loved one recently been accused of trespassing? If so, then it's...

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Can You Go To Jail For Cashing A Bad Check?

Posted on October 28, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Did you know that bad checks collectively cost us about $18.7 billion every year? You might think checks have become obsolete in the tech-savvy year of 2020, but that’s far from the case. Millions of checks still get cashed around the country all year, and some of them are inevitably fraudulent.  So, what happens if a check you cash bounces? You’re likely thinking - can I go...

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