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Blackmail and Extortion Crimes in Texas: What’s the Difference?

Posted on September 16, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Did you know that one of the most commonly committed online crime in 2019 was extortion?  Both blackmail and extortion are methods of getting innocent bystanders to act in a certain way. But, what exactly are blackmail and extortion crimes in Texas? What’s the difference between the two? More importantly, what happens if you get charged with extortion or blackmail? Learn everything you need to know below. Defining...

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What Is The Implied Consent Law?

Posted on August 27, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

When you applied for your driver’s license, did you know that you automatically consented to breathalyzer tests? If you’re like most people, then you maybe didn’t realize that! After all, we weren’t given instructions about implied consent and what it means for drivers. So, what is the implied consent law in Texas? What happens if you refuse to take a field sobriety test, breathe in a breathalyzer,...

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Which is Worse in Texas: DWI or DUI?

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Did you know that about one in three car accident deaths involve a driver that was drinking alcohol? Despite countless public campaigns about drinking and driving, it remains a serious issue all around the nation. Texas is no different. Our state struggles to prevent hundreds of deaths each year by criminalizing drinking while driving. If you were arrested for such behavior, then you were probably charged with...

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Understanding Child Neglect in Texas

Posted on July 22, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

When you were a young child, did you ever stay home alone while your parents went off to work? Despite many of us being raised that way, such actions today are a serious crime. If you leave your child unattended, then you could get charged with child neglect! Have you recently been arrested and accused of child neglect in Texas? If so, then it’s important to learn...

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Top Four Defense Strategies Against Drug Possession Charges

Posted on July 8, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

As marijuana dispensaries open across the nation, many are starting to believe the drug war is over. Arrest statistics around the nation, though, sharply contradict that belief. About 40% of drug arrests in 2018 were marijuana-related! Were you recently arrested and charged with drug possession? If so, then you’re likely wondering – how can I defend myself? Learn the top four defense strategies against drug possession charges...

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