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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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I Need to Pay Bail…How Does It Work?

Posted on June 3, 2014 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

No one wants to spend any more time in jail than is absolutely necessary. Being arrested and booked into jail can be a frightening, dehumanizing experience. The longer that someone sits in jail, the longer they must wait to begin preparing a legal defense. The solution to this problem is to get bailed out of jail as soon as possible. How Does Bail Work? When someone is arrested, they...

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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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