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What Is The Implied Consent Law?

Posted on August 27, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

When you applied for your driver’s license, did you know that you automatically consented to breathalyzer tests? If you’re like most people, then you maybe didn’t realize that! After all, we weren’t given instructions about implied consent and what it means for drivers. So, what is the implied consent law in Texas? What happens if you refuse to take a field sobriety test, breathe in a breathalyzer,...

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Which is Worse in Texas: DWI or DUI?

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Did you know that about one in three car accident deaths involve a driver that was drinking alcohol? Despite countless public campaigns about drinking and driving, it remains a serious issue all around the nation. Texas is no different. Our state struggles to prevent hundreds of deaths each year by criminalizing drinking while driving. If you were arrested for such behavior, then you were probably charged with...

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Harris County Pretrial Intervention Program

Posted on July 10, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

People who commit misdemeanors or who have no prior criminal record may not deserve the same kind of punishment as felons and career criminals. Rather than sentencing them to long stints in jail and steep fines, judges in Harris County, Texas may allow them to complete a deferred adjudication program.  One of the most common of these programs is called pretrial intervention. You may be able to...

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Substance Abuse Evaluations and Harris County’s Pretrial Diversion Program

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you’ve been asked to take a SALCE evaluation, you may have questions about what to expect. A SALCE evaluation (Substance Abuse and Life Circumstance Evaluation) may be ordered by a judge after an alcohol or drug charge or arrest. Your lawyer may also ask you to have a SALCE evaluation to determine whether you have an alcohol or drug problem. A SALCE evaluation may be...

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Tips for Avoiding a DUI During the Holidays

Posted on November 15, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The holiday season is here. More of us will dine out, go to parties, and enjoy alcoholic beverages. This adds up to higher odds of getting arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that alcohol-related traffic fatalities increased during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday season. (more…)

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