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What’s the Difference Between Theft and Robbery in Texas?

Posted on March 11, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The FBI’s Crime Clock says that a theft crime happens about every 5.7 seconds across the nation. These startling statistics remind us that while the overall crime rate has decreased over the past few decades, theft crimes remain one of the most commonly committed crimes. From shoplifting a candy bar to holding up a bank at gunpoint, there’s a whole host of different actions that could be...

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Elder Abuse in Texas: Overview of the Law and Consequences

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Did you know that special rights and protections are afforded to all Texan citizens who are 60-years-old or older? A failure to fully understand these rights could cost you big time. That’s because there’s a ton of criminal charges that are encompassed under elder abuse laws in Texas. If you or a loved one were charged with an elder abuse crime, then you were likely taken right...

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Expunction vs. Non-Disclosure in Texas

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

Were you accused of a crime but never convicted? You know that you were never found guilty in court, but not everyone else sees it that way. The crime you were accused of still shows up when you attempt to apply for a job, get a professional license, or get a credit check. If you’re experiencing this type of legal limbo, then you’re likely wondering – what...

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What You Need to Know About Spousal Immunity in Texas

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

If your spouse has been charged with a criminal offense, you might be questioning whether you will be asked to testify during their trial. It can be traumatizing to discover that a loved one has been slapped with serious charges. Often, the accused's boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse can suffer from cognitive dissonance, which causes them to question their own memories. Because of reason and others, spouses are...

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Penalties for Committing Healthcare Fraud in Texas

Posted on December 27, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Are you paying attention to politics? If so, then you already know that healthcare has become a central issue for both major parties in the United States. There are good reasons why healthcare is such a hot-button topic. All of us require expert medical care at some point in our lives, and none of us want to be negatively impacted by the fraud that runs rampant in...

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