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Brett Podolsky Talks with Houston Matters About Domestic Abuse Victims and Legal Trouble

Posted on August 5, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

A Florida woman was recently arrested for giving her estranged husband’s guns to police. Courtney Irby, after filing a restraining order against her husband, did not believe he would give up his guns. He had been charged with aggravated battery against her, and Irby feared for her life. She entered the apartment to retrieve the guns before handing them over to the police. However, because she did...

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Harris County Pretrial Intervention Program

Posted on July 10, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

People who commit misdemeanors or who have no prior criminal record may not deserve the same kind of punishment as felons and career criminals. Rather than sentencing them to long stints in jail and steep fines, judges in Harris County, Texas may allow them to complete a deferred adjudication program.  One of the most common of these programs is called pretrial intervention. You may be able to...

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Online Child Exploitation Sting Leads to 51 Arrests

Posted on June 28, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Nicknamed “Operation Broken Heart,” a sweep covering Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties revealed suspects involved in child pornography, child trafficking, and online solicitation. The sweep happened over several months and resulted in 51 arrests, half of which were filed in Montgomery County. Several of the suspects were involved in previously reported cases. If you or someone you know has been charged with solicitation or child trafficking,...

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I Need to Pay Bail…How Does It Work?

Posted on June 26, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

After you have been arrested, the last thing you want to do is languish in a jail cell until your court date. If possible, you want to return home and be with your family before you are tried or sentenced.  However, when you do not have the money to satisfy the terms of your bail, you may need another way to raise the cash. By using the...

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Can I Record a Video in Public? When Do I Need Consent?

Posted on June 19, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Texas Video Recording Laws These days, it seems that almost everyone has a digital camera or a phone with video recording technology in their pocket. People use this technology to take pictures and record videos in many different locations and situations. However, in some situations, recording video or audio may be against the law. Texas has very specific laws regarding when and where it is legal to record...

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