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Can I Be Forced to Testify as a Witness?

Posted on April 18, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you have witnessed a crime, or if you have information the court deems important in a trial, you may have questions about when and if the court may force you to testify. (more…)

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What Are the Consequences of Harassment Charges?

Posted on March 7, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Understanding the consequences of harassment charges in Texas involves addressing several other questions. A harassment charge is usually considered a misdemeanor offense, but this classification doesn’t mean that a harassment charge isn’t serious. A harassment charge does not punish the actor’s conduct. Instead, it punishes specific kinds of annoying or alarming communications. If you or someone you care about is facing a harassment charge, you must understand what harassment...

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Understanding Texas Tampering with Evidence Laws

Posted on January 17, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you or someone you love is facing evidence tampering charges, if you’ve been apprehended, or you are currently under investigation for the offense, it is essential to seek out a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney now. Whether you’re facing false accusations or you made an error in attempting to cover up evidence relating to alleged wrongdoings, you must take action now. An evidence tampering conviction may have...

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Preparing a Legal Defense for Court

Posted on January 10, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Facing a criminal charge is an extremely stressful experience. It can turn anyone’s world upside down. Although this situation may seem overwhelming, it is essential to know that: The defendant is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt Various defense options may be available to the defendant’s case Engaging a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer can help the defendant to formulate a strong defense If you or...

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How Criminal Cases Start and How the Prosecution Operates

Posted on January 3, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

In Texas, a criminal investigation starts either by an individual filing a complaint about a crime or a crime occurring. If an individual files a police compliant, they allege someone committed a crime against them such as stalking or assault. The alleged victim may name the person they know or believed committed the crime. The police take the information given and investigate to determine if a...

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