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Your Guide to Sex Offender Restrictions in Texas

Posted on October 30, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Were you convicted of a sex crime? Are you required to register as a sex offender after your prison sentence? You’re not alone. It’s estimated that over 740,000 registered sex offenders reside within the U.S. While they aren’t sentenced to a life behind bars, a sexual offender’s lifestyle is highly restricted even after they’re released from jail. If you’re currently serving time, then you’re likely wondering how...

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Diving into the Unsolicited Sexual Content Law

Posted on October 16, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

One of the many new laws to hit the books on September 1, 2019, was HB 2789, informally known as the "unsolicited sexual content law." It is an amendment to Texas Penal Code Chapter 21, Sexual Offenses. The added section to the code is formally entitled “Unlawful Transmission of Sexually Explicit Visual Material.” In simpler terms, the new law prohibits anyone from sending nude pictures via text,...

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Did Texas Legalize Hemp? Your Guide to New Texas Hemp Laws

Posted on September 25, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Did you notice a new CBD health shop pop up in your city? Have you seen hemp-related products suddenly springing up in your local convenience stores? It’s no coincidence. It’s the result of new hemp laws in Texas. What exactly are these new federal and state laws regarding hemp, and will they impact criminal proceedings in Texas? Get all the answers and more below. Agricultural Improvement Act of...

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An Overview of New Laws In Texas on September 1, 2019

Posted on September 11, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

On September 1, 2019, numerous laws went into effect that were passed during the 86th session of the Texas legislature. Several were expected while others may seem a little off the beaten path. Most may not apply to every individual. Here is a roundup of just a few of the new or updated laws of the State of Texas. SB 719 - Child Murder Charges The penalties for certain...

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What to Expect at a Federal Detention Hearing

Posted on August 28, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

People who are facing federal charges undergo a judicial process that differs in key ways from state judicial processes. The U.S. Constitution guarantees you the right to appear before a judge immediately after being charged with a federal crime. You can prepare for your federal detention hearing by knowing what this court appearance entails and the results you want as a defendant. The Purpose of a Federal...

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