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The Consequences for Attempted Murder in Texas

Posted on October 25, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The consequences of attempted murder, also known as attempted homicide, are dire. No crime is more serious than murder, the unlawful and intentional decision by one person to take another person’s life. Aside from federal crimes, such as treason and espionage, murder is the singular crime for which capital punishment is available. Attempted murder may be charged when an individual intends to carry out the act of...

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What to Do If You Are Charged with a Hit and Run

Posted on September 27, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

A hit and run accident is an extremely frightening experience for anyone. If you have caused a hit and run accident, realize you must stay at the scene of the accident. You must face what happens next. Inadequate insurance, no insurance, suspended driver’s license, panic, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DWI/DUI) are just some of the reasons you might want to leave the...

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Aiding and Abetting a Criminal: Read This Before You Decide to Help a Texas Fugitive!

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Think very carefully before you decide to help another person commit a crime in Texas. Criminal law is intended to prevent and punish conduct that society wants to eradicate. Aiding and abetting laws in Texas extend the law by recognizing that when an individual assists another in the commission or concealment of a crime, he or she should be punished. Even though the individual might not have...

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The Statute of Limitations on Property Crimes in Texas

Posted on September 13, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

A property crime involves the violation of an individual’s right to his or her possessions. As defined by the Texas Penal Code, many kinds of property crimes exist, including identity theft, robbery, bank robbery, theft, armed robbery, grand theft auto, and burglary. This post addresses theft or property crimes in the state of Texas, punishments, and the statute of limitations (SOL) for these crimes. Generally speaking, failure...

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Texas Alcohol Laws: What You Need to Know About Boating While Intoxicated

Posted on September 6, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Most Texans understand the dangers and potential punishments associated with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (DWI), but many don’t know it’s illegal to drink alcohol or use drugs when boating. In Texas, operating a boat or water vessel when under the influence of alcohol or other mind-altering substances can mean facing harsh criminal penalties. This post focuses on what you need to know about boating while...

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