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Police Investigation? Know Your Rights

Posted on October 9, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Facing a police investigation can be one of the most frightening and confusing experiences that a person can have. It can be easy to forget that in the United States anyone accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty. It is important to remember that the rights of people who are being investigated by the police are under constitutional protection. By keeping this fact in mind,...

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To Avoid Sitting in Jail Forever, You Have to Request a Speedy Trial

Posted on June 26, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees defendants the right to a speedy trial. This right is granted so that an individual will not be arrested and then placed in jail indefinitely. It also helps people avoid having charges hanging over them if they are released on bail. No specific length of time is specified by law. Instead, courts look at a number of factors...

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What is an Indictment?

Posted on March 19, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

One interesting aspect of the criminal law process involves the handing down of indictments to formally charge suspects with the commission of a crime. If you have been named in a criminal indictment, the services of a qualified criminal law attorney will be required to preserve your freedom. It is important that you carefully review the indictment that was filed against you. It can be invalidated...

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Preparing a Legal Defense for Court

Posted on March 12, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Whether you have been arrested for or convicted of a crime, the expertise of a criminal defense lawyer can make the difference between freedom and imprisonment. Even the reality that you are merely suspected of a crime can be a fearful and stressful experience. An attorney is uniquely prepared to defend your constitutional rights during every phase of the criminal justice process. Preparing a Defense Strategy There can...

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What is an ‘Impartial Jury’?

Posted on February 19, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

You have the right to a fair trial with an impartial jury as guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment. An impartial jury is made up of a cross-section of the public. However, a 2012 study of 700 felony trials published by The Quarterly Journal of Economics suggested that juries without at least one member of the defendant’s race often decided against the defendant. If you are charged with...

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