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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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How to Help a Loved One That Is Arrested on Christmas

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

With the winter holidays approaching, consider what to do if your loved one gets arrested on Christmas. Perhaps it’s already happened before. You’re sound asleep and the phone rings at 2:00 a.m. You immediately imagine that a friend or family has passed away or is involved in serious car accident. When you pick up the phone, you learn something that’s almost as alarming. Your close friend or family...

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What to Do If Your Child Breaks a Law in Texas

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

If you’re a parent with questions about what to do if your child breaks a law in Texas, you may also want to know about the people, procedures, and places that make up the Texas juvenile justice system. (more…)

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The Burden of Proof

Posted on December 7, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

We often hear about the burden of proof in the media. If you’ve ever wondered, “What’s the burden of proof?” this post explains what you should know about this deep legal concept. The plaintiff and defendant are responsible to prove claims made in a trial. In general, the individual who raises a legal claim has the responsibility to prove it. The obligation of the burden of proof, and the...

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