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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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Pretrial 101: Understanding Pretrial Procedure

Posted on July 30, 2014 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The criminal justice system can be more than a little confusing. Judges and lawyers speak a strange language, and the legal process is driven by bureaucratic procedures. That’s why you should place great importance on your legal defense and learn everything possible about the pretrial stages that will help shape your future. Pretrial Stages From an initial arrest to final sentencing, every criminal case has to wind its...

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How Do I Post Bail?

Posted on February 7, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The state of Texas recognizes that it is not always practical to keep an individual in jail while he awaits a criminal trial. As a result, many people choose to post bail instead of stay in custody. The process of posting bail is simple and can often be used to secure one’s freedom while a court case is pending. How Does Bail Work? Bail is an exchange of...

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How the Criminal Process Works

Posted on February 4, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The American justice system is based on the criminal process. “Criminal process” is a term that means “how criminals are caught and punished.” There are certain steps taken by law enforcement in order to catch and punish criminals. They take a long time and involve numerous steps in order to prevent one person in law enforcement or the judicial system from having too much power. With...

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