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An Overview of New Laws In Texas on September 1, 2019

Posted on September 11, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

On September 1, 2019, numerous laws went into effect that were passed during the 86th session of the Texas legislature. Several were expected while others may seem a little off the beaten path. Most may not apply to every individual. Here is a roundup of just a few of the new or updated laws of the State of Texas. SB 719 - Child Murder Charges The penalties for certain...

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Can I Record a Video in Public? When Do I Need Consent?

Posted on June 19, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Texas Video Recording Laws These days, it seems that almost everyone has a digital camera or a phone with video recording technology in their pocket. People use this technology to take pictures and record videos in many different locations and situations. However, in some situations, recording video or audio may be against the law. Texas has very specific laws regarding when and where it is legal to record...

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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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Federal Crimes in Airports or Airlines

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you’re facing a federal charge relating to an airport or airline, you may already know that the intersection of federal, state, and international laws can be complicated. (more…)

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Using Self-Defense as a Legal Defense Against Assault Charges

Posted on March 28, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

You may have questions about using self-defense as a legal defense against an assault charge. Many Texas residents have rational fears about being arrested if self-defense is used in an assault. Self-defense may be a valid defense in a range of situations. It is a common defense used by defendants charged with assault and battery. There are some limits as to how and when an individual may...

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