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Tips for Avoiding a DUI During the Holidays

Posted on November 15, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The holiday season is here. More of us will dine out, go to parties, and enjoy alcoholic beverages. This adds up to higher odds of getting arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that alcohol-related traffic fatalities increased during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday season. (more…)

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What is the Age of Consent in Texas?

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

In Texas, the age of consent is 17 years old. Throughout the United States, each state’s age of consent is the youngest age at which a person is deemed mature enough by law to consent to sexual activity with a partner. In other words, a person 16 years of age or younger in the state of Texas isn’t legally old enough to agree to participate in...

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What Are the Penalties for Credit Card Abuse in Texas?

Posted on November 1, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Credit and debit card abuse is considered a fraud crime in Texas. Fraud crimes usually involve a form of trickery. In credit or debit card abuse crimes, an individual takes another person’s financial account details without his or her consent, with the intent of making unauthorized purchases or removing cash from the account. Credit and debit card fraud is frequently entwined with: Identity theft, when one person’s identifying...

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The Consequences for Attempted Murder in Texas

Posted on October 25, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The consequences of attempted murder, also known as attempted homicide, are dire. No crime is more serious than murder, the unlawful and intentional decision by one person to take another person’s life. Aside from federal crimes, such as treason and espionage, murder is the singular crime for which capital punishment is available. Attempted murder may be charged when an individual intends to carry out the act of...

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How Jury Selection Works during a Texas Criminal Case

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Most defendants and their families and loved ones have questions about jury selection in a Texas criminal case. Jury selection, or voir dire, is considered the most crucial part of the jury trial because it determines: The jurors who will sit in judgment of the defendant in a trial. The jury’s first impression about the issues involves. The attorneys’ first opportunities to make positive or negative impressions upon...

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