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What You Need to Know About Reckless Driving in Texas

Posted on August 16, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Reckless driving is a serious crime in the state of Texas. An individual commits the offense of reckless driving by operating a motor vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of another person or property. Reckless driving refers to an individual’s indifference to others’ safety. Under Tex. Transp. Code Ann. § 5405.401 (2016), a driver can be charged with reckless driving even if he or...

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Has the Statute of Limitations Expired for Your Texas Crime?

Posted on August 9, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

In Texas, an “expiration date,” called a statute of limitations, is in place for almost all types of crimes. A statute of limitations restricts how long an individual or entity can delay taking legal action regarding a matter. Statutes of limitations exist for both criminal and civil matters. The criminal statute of limitations sets time limits regarding how long after a specific incident, such as the date of arrest,...

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Texas Law Makes an Attack Against Law Enforcement a Hate Crime

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

This post discusses H.B. 2908, an expansion of hate crime protections to benefit law enforcement professionals. Governor Gregg Abbott originally backed the expansion after five police officers were attacked and killed in Dallas in July 2016. H.B. 2908 goes into effect on September 1, 2017. Similarly, the Thin Blue Line Act, a federal bill, was recently passed in the U.S. House. The bill imposes the death penalty...

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Houston Sex Crimes: Texas Laws and Examples

Posted on July 26, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Most Texans think of law enforcement professionals as those who protect us. Sometimes, the very people we count on to keep us safe do us harm. A recent news story shows just how much harm a public officer can allegedly do. This defendant needs the best criminal defense attorney or legal team he can assemble. He’s facing multiple criminal counts in Georgia that could put him behind...

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What Is the Difference between the CIA, FBI and Interpol?

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you’ve ever wondered about the differences between the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), and Interpol (International Police Agency), you’re in good company. The CIA and FBI are United States agencies. They manage many of the same kinds of threats but threat levels vary according to each agency’s responsibilities: The CIA responds to actions that may extend to a global arena....

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