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The Impact of Texas HB 1325 on Marijuana Possession Cases

Posted on August 21, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Like dozens of other states, Texas could soon legalize the possession, sale, and use of marijuana. This possibility comes after the June 2019 passage of House Bill 1325, which eases restrictions on how marijuana is grown and utilized in the state. However, the bill has not been without controversy and concern. It now poses a challenge to how current marijuana possession cases can be prosecuted and punished...

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The Rise of Fentanyl Use and Related Crimes in Texas

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Fentanyl and other related compounds, including acetyl fentanyl and carfentanil, are synthetic opioid drugs. Many people associate fentanyl with the death of Prince. The medical examiner’s report showed that Prince died of fentanyl toxicity. Fentanyl is so powerful that it’s also blamed for more than 100 accidental hostage deaths in Russia during a 2002 siege. (more…)

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When is a Drug Crime a Federal Offense?

Posted on January 31, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

This article considers why and when an individual arrested for drug charges ends up in a federal prison. Most people arrested on drug charges interact with local law enforcement professionals, but anyone arrested for a drug offense may face federal drug charges if the matter is both a state and federal crime. Are you or someone you know facing federal drug charges? Contact criminal defense attorney Brett Podolsky for...

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Pulled over with Cocaine: Follow These Steps to Avoid Punishment

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Cocaine is one the most tightly controlled and strictly penalized illegal drugs in the country. Possession of less than one gram of cocaine is a felony offense in most jurisdictions. Getting caught with cocaine can quickly lead to severe penalties. A large number of cocaine-related arrests occur during traffic stops. If someone is pulled over with cocaine in their possession, there are certain steps to follow to...

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Smoking K2 in Texas Could Mean Big Trouble

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you thought it was alright to smoke K2 in Texas, you may be in for a big surprise. Not only has the Texas Controlled Substances Act been amended to account for synthetic marijuana, the penalty for a K2 conviction is substantial. Synthetic Marijuana Although the manufacturers of synthetic marijuana products, sometimes referred to as spice, are doing their best to stay ahead of Texas drug enforcement officials,...

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