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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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Busted for Drugs? Here Are the Possible Penalties in Texas

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

It’s never a good idea to find out which drugs are strictly controlled by the state of Texas after being arrested. It just might be too late to avoid a serious criminal conviction. A drug conviction charge can devastate the future of both you and your family. Texas Controlled Substances The state of Texas has outlawed the manufacturing and recreational usage of certain harmful substances. These controlled substances...

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4 Ways Your Drug Charges May be Dropped

Posted on August 7, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Drug crimes are some of the most common criminal offenses prosecuted each year. Many different types of substances are "controlled," or are classified as illegal to possess, use, distribute or abuse. Depending on a variety of factors, such as the type of drug and the amount of drugs involved in a particular case, a wide range of penalties can apply. It is possible to avoid some of...

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