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What You Need to Know About Spousal Immunity in Texas

Posted on January 22, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If your spouse has been charged with a criminal offense, you might be questioning whether you will be asked to testify during their trial. It can be traumatizing to discover that a loved one has been slapped with serious charges. Often, the accused's boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse can suffer from cognitive dissonance, which causes them to question their own memories. Because of reason and others, spouses are...

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Statutes of Limitation for Federal Charges

Posted on April 3, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The federal government exercises its own prosecutorial powers to bring offenders to justice. People who face criminal charges could incur penalties ranging from steep civil fines to imprisonment. However, the government has a finite time frame in which to charge and try people suspected of committing many types of federal crimes. You can participate in your own criminal defense by learning about the statute of limitations for...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Defense

Posted on June 20, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

After an arrest, an individual may have endless questions and feel like they have no one to answer them. It’s normal to have questions after being arrested for a crime in Texas. Remember, just because a person is arrested for a crime does not mean a guilty verdict will occur in the near future. Although we can’t answer every question related to a Texas criminal defense,...

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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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