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The Rise of Fentanyl Use and Related Crimes in Texas

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Fentanyl and other related compounds, including acetyl fentanyl and carfentanil, are synthetic opioid drugs. Many people associate fentanyl with the death of Prince. The medical examiner’s report showed that Prince died of fentanyl toxicity. Fentanyl is so powerful that it’s also blamed for more than 100 accidental hostage deaths in Russia during a 2002 siege. (more…)

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Texas Sexting Laws and Penalties

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

Texas Penal Code Section 43.21 targets obscenity and defines "obscene material" as material that an average person in the application of “contemporary community standards” would take, as a whole, appealing to an excessive interest in sexual matters. The law says it may also concern descriptions and/or representations of sexual acts, simulated sexual acts, sodomy, lewd exhibits of genitalia, bestiality, and/or sexual devices used to stimulate the...

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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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